ERIC Number: EJ928072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Indirect Aggression, Bullying and Female Teen Victimization: A Literature Review
Catanzaro, Mary F.
Pastoral Care in Education, v29 n2 p83-101 2011
This article assesses the literature in relation to youth bullying in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and North America, focusing in particular on female aggression as it is expressed in adolescent peer relationships. It addresses the escalating problems of indirect aggression, especially those involving social networking interchanges such as texting, email and "Facebook" postings. The goal is to raise awareness of the need to improve peer relationships by teaching empathy, adopting whole school awareness and implementing peer mentoring systems within the school framework. Acknowledging that bullying is a worldwide problem, the aims of this review of the literature are to: provide a brief overview of the bullying problem among girls; discuss factors that contribute to the ongoing problem, such as by-standing; and assess the literature for successful bullying prevention programs and bystander interventions that work well for girls.
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Prevention, Peer Relationship, Foreign Countries, Empathy, Literature Reviews, Victims of Crime, Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Mail, Consciousness Raising, Aggression, Gender Differences, Mentors
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: North America; United Kingdom