Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-164) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bullying behaviors in elementary, middle, and high schools -- Social-ecological problems associated with bullying behaviors -- Understanding bullying as a social relationship problem -- Developing and implementing an effective anti-bullying policy / Susan M. Swearer, Susan P. Limber, Rebecca Alley -- Legal issues for school personnel / Rebecca Alley, Susan P. Limber -- Using your own resources to combat bullying -- Practical strategies to reduce bullying -- The impact of technology on relationships -- Evaluating your efforts.
Grounded in research and extensive experience in schools, this book describes practical ways to combat bullying at the school, class, and individual levels. Step-by-step strategies are presented for developing school- and districtwide policies, coordinating team-based prevention efforts, and implementing targeted interventions with students at risk. Special topics include how to involve teachers, parents, and peers in making schools safer; ways to address the root causes of bullying and victimization; the growing problem of online or cyberbullying; and approaches to evaluating intervention effectiveness. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book features reproducibles, concrete examples, and questions for reflection and discussion.