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ERIC Number: EJ791879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4385
Bullying Bystanders
Jeffrey, Linda R.
Prevention Researcher, v11 n3 p7-8 Sept 2004
Bullies like an audience, and bullying is often a public interaction in which there are perceived winners and losers. While some victims are targeted because of a perceived vulnerability or difference, it is also the case that anyone can become a victim of bullying. As such, students intuitively weigh their own chances of becoming victims and maneuver to avoid it. They find relative safety in the bystander position. A recent study found that peers were present in 85% of bullying episodes, but intervened in only 10%. Therefore, mobilizing bystander reaction is an important approach to preventing bullying. This article concludes with a number of recommendations for mobilizing peers to prevent bullying
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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