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ERIC Number: EJ809771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
How Schools Tackle Bullying, and the Use of Whole School Policies: Changes over the Last Decade
Samara, Muthanna; Smith, Peter K.
Educational Psychology, v28 n6 p663-676 Oct 2008
Surveys were carried out to assess the UK government's anti-bullying pack "Don't suffer in silence" in 1996 (after the first edition) and 2002 (after the second edition), to investigate what schools are doing about bullying, and the effect of anti-bullying policies becoming a legal requirement. Schools in England were approached, randomly but within the constraint of having a spread across geographical regions. In 1996 109 schools and in 2002 148 schools were asked about school policy, interventions, and bullying frequency. Most schools moved from having a bullying policy as part of a broader policy on behaviour and discipline, to having a separate anti-bullying policy. More schools attempted to survey the extent of bullying and there were changes in the use of particular interventions. Most interventions were rated as moderately useful. Some variations in use and satisfaction between different school levels were found. The implications of anti-bullying work at schools and its success are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)