Why do children get involved with bullying? Does cyberbullying differ from traditional bullying? How can bullying at school be prevented?The Psychology of School Bullying explores what bullying is and what factors lead to children playing roles as bullies, victims, defenders, bystanders or even some combination of these The book examines proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of bullying happening in school, but also looks at what action the school could take if bullying incidents do occur.As bullying can have such far-reaching consequences and sometimes tragic outcomes, it is vital to grasp how and why it happens, and The Psychology of School Bullying shows how improved knowledge and understanding can lead to effective interventions.
Table of Contents
1 What is bullying in school and how has it 1 (16)
2 Finding out about bullying and why 17 (18)
statistics can be misleading
3 Who bullies? Who gets bullied? 35 (18)
4 Does it matter if bullying happens in 53 (14)
school, and what are the effects and
consequences of bullying?
5 What others can do to help 67 (14)
6 What if bullying happens...? 81 (16)
7 The wider context 97 (18)
Some useful websites 115(4)
Further reading 119(2)