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The Anti-Bullying Handbook - Keith Sullivan

The Anti-Bullying Handbook

Paperback Published: 9th November 2010
ISBN: 9781849204804
Number Of Pages: 280

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This book is a welcome and refreshing addition to the titles on bullying. It will be very useful for a broad audience of people concerned about the important problem of school bullying; educators will find it particularly valuable... This is a practical book, filled with suggestions of a variety of sound strategies for preventing and intervening in bullying situations. The preventative strategies go beyond the typical anti-bullying programs and describe pedagogical methods to create an environment that discourages bullying... Keith presents the text material in a visual way that helps readers understand the relationships among concepts. I heartily recommend this book to all who would like a fresh perspective and practical, usable ideas to apply in their own settings.'

This fully revised edition of sets out what we know about bullying and harassment in schools, and combines this with proven practical and effective resources to prevent, address and deal with bullying and harassment.

provides a guide for the development, implementation and evaluation of effective anti-bullying philosophies, policies and programs. He sets out guidelines for creating and clarifying school policy and practice to provide a strong foundation for the establishment of a whole-school approach to bullying. The author shows how to support a culture of problem-solving that is soundly based on research but also draws on the knowledge and experience of teaching and administrative staff, students and the wider community in developing and implementing anti-bullying programs.

This book is a useful resource for all schools, from those just starting to consider setting up an anti-bullying initiative, to those with well-established programs that wish to consider anti-bullying best practice.

This book is a key resource for teachers, administrators, counsellors, therapists, psychologists, teacher trainers, students and parents.

is a widely published author and Professor of Education at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

'This book is a welcome and refreshing addition to the titles on bullying. It will be very useful for a broad audience of people concerned about the important problem of school bullying; educators will find it particularly valuable. I greatly appreciate the humanistic, constructivist perspective taken by this author, and by extension, the focus on non-punitive approaches to deal with the problem. The socio-ecological view of the problem is consistent with current "systems" understanding of this behavior. This is a practical book, filled with suggestions of a variety of sound strategies for preventing and intervening in bullying situations. The preventative strategies go beyond the typical anti-bullying programs and describe pedagogical methods to create an environment that discourages bullying. The preventive strategies include the non-punitive methods that I think do not get sufficient attention. The format of the text is quite appealing; the layout is reader-friendly, and the figures are excellent. They present the text material in a visual way that helps readers understand the relationships among concepts. I heartily recommend this book to all who would like a fresh perspective and practical, usable ideas to apply in their own settings' -
Sheri Bauman, Ph.D.

Director
School Counseling Program

Editor, Journal for Specialists in Group Work

List of figuresp. xi
About the authorp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Forewordp. xvi
Defining and Describing Bullyingp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The purpose of this bookp. 4
What is the viewpoint of this book?p. 5
Who has this book been written for?p. 5
The structure of the bookp. 8
What We Know about Bullyingp. 10
What is bullying?p. 10
What are some common myths, misrepresentations and misunderstandings about bullying?p. 14
Are schools safe?p. 17
Are there gender and age differences in bullying patterns?p. 21
How is it possible to tell if someone is being bullied?p. 23
Can school bullying be stopped?p. 24
The Bullying Triangle and the Bullying Dynamicp. 29
Introduction: identifying the protagonists and placing them in contextp. 29
Those who bullyp. 29
The victims of bullyingp. 33
The third parties to bullyingp. 35
What are the dynamics of bullying?p. 38
Types of Bullying 1: Racist Bullying, Bullying of Special Educational Needs Children, Homophobic Bullying and Sexual Bullyingp. 48
Introduction: when bullying finds a targetp. 48
Racist bullyingp. 49
Bullying of special educational needs childrenp. 50
Homophobic bullyingp. 51
Sexual bullyingp. 53
Types of Bullying 2: Cyberbullyingp. 57
Introduction: the complexion of bullying in cyberspacep. 57
What we know about cyberbullyingp. 57
How to deal with cyberbullyingp. 67
Philosophy, Planning and Policyp. 73
How to Create an Anti-Bullying Initiativep. 75
Introduction: adopting a whole-school approachp. 75
The six-step anti-bullying planp. 76
Developing a Philosophy about Bullyingp. 85
Introduction: making the ethos explicitp. 85
The school ethos: identifying and developing the school's philosophyp. 86
Looking inwards: the school ethos and its relationship to bullyingp. 87
Looking outwards: what approaches to bullying have been developed?p. 94
Planning and Information Gatheringp. 98
Introduction: expediting development and planningp. 98
Adapting the SWOT analysis for planning and policy in schoolsp. 98
Survey and questionnairep. 102
Creating a School Anti-Bullying Policyp. 106
Introduction: focusing on policyp. 106
The stages: writing policy, putting it in place and maintaining itp. 106
Preventative Strategiesp. 113
Strategies for Teachers: Practice, Pedagogy and Learningp. 115
Introduction: how teachers can help or hinder a bullying culturep. 115
Ineffective practitioner/reflective practitionerp. 115
Authoritative teachingp. 118
Cooperative learningp. 120
Strategies for Teachers: Understanding Social Relationships, Creating Safe Classroomsp. 123
Introduction: what teachers can dop. 123
Interactive Puppet Theatrep. 123
Circle Timep. 126
Sociometryp. 128
Interactive and Experiential Strategiesp. 135
Introduction: understanding the dynamics of bullyingp. 135
'On the bus'p. 135
Social action dramap. 141
Harnessing the Power of the Peer Groupp. 153
Introduction: bridging the two worldsp. 153
Student leadershipp. 154
Peer partneringp. 161
The School Environmentp. 164
Introduction: making safe spacesp. 164
Extending control and reclaiming the schoolp. 165
Creating a stimulating and enjoyable environmentp. 169
Interventionsp. 173
Peer Mentoring and Peer Mediationp. 175
Introduction: defusing conflict and restoring balancep. 175
Peer mentoringp. 175
Peer mediationp. 184
The Support Group Methodp. 188
Introduction: from blame to empathyp. 188
How the Support Group Method worksp. 190
Effectiveness of the Support Group Methodp. 198
A Circle of Friendsp. 200
Introduction: modifying behaviour and supporting changep. 200
How Circle of Friends worksp. 200
The Pikas Method of Shared Concernp. 207
Introduction: tackling the hard with the softp. 207
The foundations of the Method of Shared Concernp. 208
How it worksp. 208
Two case studiesp. 212
CPR: Collaborative Problem-solving and Resolutionp. 217
Introduction: foundations of the CPR processp. 217
Participants and their rolesp. 219
A case study using the seven steps of CPR: Belinda is bullying Aliciap. 221
Follow-Up and Conclusionp. 233
Follow-up and Conclusionp. 235
Assertiveness trainingp. 235
Anger managementp. 238
Self-defence and martial arts trainingp. 240
Conclusionp. 241
Appendicesp. 243
A School Anti-Bullying Policyp. 245
Using Bullying Scenariosp. 248
Ethics and Confidentialityp. 255
Ice Breakersp. 257
Indexp. 258
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ISBN: 9781849204804
ISBN-10: 1849204802
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 9th November 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised