ERIC Number: ED414054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Bullying at School: Advice for Families. [Revised.]
This booklet provides information and guidance for parents in Great Britain on dealing with bullying at school. It defines bullying, describes how families can identify if a family member is being bullied, and outlines how schools are trying to create an atmosphere where bullying is not tolerated. It also discusses how to "bully-proof" children by preparing them to cope with bullying behaviors and pressures at all stages in school and how to talk about bullying to children. In addition, the booklet suggests ways siblings and friends can help. It discusses what parents can expect schools to do, identifies problem areas where bullying is likely to occur, and recommends actions to take if the school seems to be doing nothing to address the issue. Strategies being used to reduce bullying incidents are described, including assertive discipline, bully boxes and courts, counseling, mediation, peer counseling, and the "shared concern" method. The booklet then highlights ways families can work jointly with schools to prevent bullying and deal with it when it does occur. How to deal with schools outside local authority control is highlighted, and other organizations to contact for help are described. A listing of organizational and print resources is included. (KB)
Descriptors: Bullying, Children, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Peer Relationship, Prevention
Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE), 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom; phone: 0131-557-2944; fax: 0131-556-9454 (SCRE Publication No. 139, 4 pounds; Visa, Mastercard, Eurocard accepted. Other payments must be made in Sterling. Discount on quantity orders of 10 or more copies. Price includes postage within the United Kingdom. Elsewhere add 2.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)