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Bullying--Prevention; School violence--Prevention;


This paper reviews the literature available on several bully prevention/violence awareness programs. Also discussed is the significance of prevention programs and the roles they can play in today's school systems. It includes a definition of bullying behavior and describes the several types of bullying prevalent in schools today that most programs attempt to address. Additionally, it includes a brief history of bully prevention programs, with a look at the zero tolerance movement, an initiative that has not been overly successful in the past with regards to aggression in schools.

The paper also explores the effects of bullying on the victim and includes a review of recent research on preservice teacher reactions to school-ground teasing. Following that are descriptions of several programs that have been found to be successful or partially successful in reducing aggression. The composition of each program is included and the strengths and limitations intrinsic to the initiative are examined. Elements necessary to make a program successful are discussed in the conclusion.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Annette M. Carmer


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