ERIC Number: ED481473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
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Bullying in Schools: Problem-Oriented Guides for Police Series.
This guide summarizes knowledge about how the police can help reduce bullying and violence in schools and provides measures to assess the effectiveness of problem-solving efforts. The guide draws on research findings and police practice from the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. In section 1, "The Problem of Bullying in Schools," the guide focuses on the definition of bullying, related problems, extent of the bullying problem, the reluctance to report bullying, bullying behavior, incidents of bullying, victims of bullying, consequences of bullying, and chronic victims of bullying. Section 2, "Understanding Your Local Problem," describes the types of questions that should be directed to the school, the offenders, and the victims; locations where bullying occurs; and measuring the effectiveness of different responses to bullying. Section 3, "Responses to the Problem of Bullying in Schools," discusses general requirements for an effective strategy to counter bullying in schools, specific responses to reduce bullying in schools, and responses with limited effectiveness, including peer mediation and zero tolerance policies. Two appendices present a summary of responses to bullying in schools and a sample letter educating parents about bullying in school. A list of recommended reading is also included. (Contains 38 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Police School Relationship, School Safety, Student Behavior, Victimization
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20530. Tel: 800-421-6770 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Produced by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.