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ERIC Number: EJ811037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-15
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
School-Wide Intervention in the Childhood Bullying Triangle
McNamee, Abigail; Mercurio, Mia
Childhood Education, v84 n6 p370 Aug 2008
Although bullying is hardly a new phenomenon, highly publicized media accounts about bullying have raised the awareness of many people (Limber, 2003). Bullying can no longer be sloughed off as quiet, inconsequential kid stuff experienced by only a few victims who "probably deserved it anyway." It can no longer be considered the rite of passage that all children go through. It can no longer be considered a children's secret that adults should stay out of. It is not up to bullying targets to "suck it up"; or solve the problem on their own. Bullying can be defined primarily in terms of the bully as a person: when a more powerful person hurts, frightens, or intimidates a weaker person on a continual and deliberate basis; a blustering, browbeating person; especially one [who is] habitually cruel to others who are weaker; or using one's authority, position, or size to undermine, frighten or intimidate another person (Lawrence & Adams, 2006, p.66). Teachers, other school personnel, and parents must recognize that bullying is a big problem that should have everyone worried. Students (even young students) are exposed repeatedly to bullying, and it can be extreme, involving not only a target, but each student, in a bullying triangle. In this article, the authors explain the concept of the bullying triangle and present several intervention strategies for it. (Contains 4 figures, 10 resources and 5 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
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