ERIC Number: EJ949575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
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Reference Count: 40
Is School Bullying Really on the Rise?
Rigby, Ken; Smith, Peter K.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v14 n4 p441-455 Dec 2011
Whether bullying in schools is increasing, as is widely believed, was investigated drawing upon empirical studies undertaken in a wide range of countries in which findings had been published describing its prevalence at different points in time between 1990 and 2009. Results do not support the view that reported bullying in general has increased during this period; in fact, a significant decrease in bullying has been reported in many countries. However, there are some indications that cyber bullying, as opposed to traditional bullying, has increased, at least during some of this period. The reported decreases in the prevalence of school bullying are consistent with reports of significant but small reductions in peer victimisation following the implementation of anti-bullying programs in schools world-wide.
Descriptors: Bullying, Incidence, Aggression, Peer Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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