ERIC Number: EJ803382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Setting up an Email Peer Support Scheme
Hutson, Nicky; Cowie, Helen
Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal for Pastoral Care & Personal-Social Education, v25 n4 p12-16 Dec 2007
This article opens with a review of current research on peer interventions and their capacity to impact on school climate and bystander behaviour, as well as to meet the aims of fostering altruism. The main focus of the article is a study of an email support group in an all-boys school in the United Kingdom. It was set up in response to an incident of physical bullying and after consultation it was found that email was the preferred mode of support. The article discusses the reasons for this and presents details of how the support system was set up and operated, and reports the outcomes. The authors conclude that email provides a good medium for peer support schemes in schools, as it increases anonymity, and reduces concerns about "grassing".
Descriptors: Altruism, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Electronic Mail, Peer Relationship, Social Support Groups, Intervention, Student Behavior, Educational Environment, School Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom