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ERIC Number: EJ811035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug-15
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Bullying and Violence in Schools: What Teachers Should Know and Do
Piotrowski, Debra; Hoot, James
Childhood Education, v84 n6 p357 Aug 2008
Bullying should not be considered a "normal" stage of child development. Rather, it should be seen as a precursor for more serious violent behaviors that necessitate immediate and appropriate intervention by a caring adult. Those who bully are four times more likely than non-bullies to be convicted of a serious crime by age 24 (Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, 2007). If we are to make societies safer places for all, schools need to provide leadership by instituting anti-bullying programs that include early intervention, adult training, and school-wide anti-bullying interventions for students (Furlong, Morrison, Greif, 2003). In order to respond to bullying, teachers urgently need help in recognizing bullying behaviors, understanding its causes, and taking deliberate steps to confront bullying and violence in their classrooms. This article presents pertinent information about bullying that will help teachers understand it, several models of bullying prevention programs from schools abroad, tips to change the bullying behavior in classrooms, and tips to prevent children from becoming targets of bullying. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A