Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Bullying in schools;
Bullying is one of the leading social problems facing young people today. The negative consequences of bullying affect everyone – the bullies, the victims, the bystanders, the school, parents, and the community. According to Barton (2003), absenteeism due to bullying occurs among 6% of boys and 9% of girls on a weekly basis. Due to the alarming statistics and long-term effects of bullying, it is imperative that school personnel and parents help prevent bullying by knowing the facts. This author has chosen to concentrate on the various types of bullying, as well as the characteristics of bullies and vulnerability to bullying. The effects of bullying will also be addressed. Finally, individualized roles in relation to bullying and specific school anti-bullying interventions will be discussed.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
John K. Smith
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©2005 Rachel M. Cole
Cole, Rachel M., "The nature of bullying in schools" (2005). Graduate Research Papers. 513.