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ERIC Number: ED308097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
School Bullying and Victimization. NSSC Resource Paper.
Greenbaum, Stuart, Ed.
Schoolyard bullying, a pervasive and significant problem, tends to lead to anti-social behavior in the adult/parental years as well, perpetuating the pattern of violence in a new generation of students. Bullies, and often their victims, tend to operate at a unilateral, or one-way, attitudinal level instead of a reciprocal or collaborative level. Bullying seems to be developed in individuals through a process of socialization, often starting in the home. Similarly, those who are victimized may be the products of overprotective parents or the victims of abuse at home. In the worst instances, bullying may lead to murder or suicide. Basic to any program of intervention or anti-bullying is a clear repudiation of repeated physical and mental maltreatment and the discarding of the notion that bullying is a manifestation of normal youthful aggressive behavior. The most effective strategy when confronting bullies is to make a stand and leave the field with dignity, but without violence. A list of 26 resources, a report to parents from the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and eight photocopies of newspaper articles are included. (PPB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.