Why do children get involved with bullying? Does cyberbullying differ from traditional bullying? How can bullying at school be prevented?
The Psychology of School Bullying explores what bullying is and what factors lead to children playing roles as bullies, victims, defenders, bystanders or even some combination of these The book examines proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of bullying happening in school, but also looks at what action the school could take if bullying incidents do occur.
As bullying can have such far-reaching consequences and sometimes tragic outcomes, it is vital to grasp how and why it happens, and The Psychology of School Bullying shows how improved knowledge and understanding can lead to effective interventions.
Chapter One: What is bullying in school and how has it been studied?
Chapter Two: Finding out about bullying and why statistics can be misleading.
Chapter Three: Who bullies? Who gets bullied?
Chapter Four: Does it matter if bullying happens in school?
Chapter Five: What others can do to help.
Chapter Six. What if bullying happens ...?
Chapter Seven: The wider context