Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do by Dan Olweus

By Dan Olweus

Bullying in class is the definitive e-book on bullying/victim difficulties in class and on powerful methods of counteracting and combating such difficulties.

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The figures are based on a total of 42,324 boys and 40,887 girls. Page 17 Have Bully/Victim Problems Increased? Several different methods, including questionnaires (for brief overviews in Scandinavian languages, see Raundalen & Raundalen 1979; Pikas 1975), teacher nominations (Olweus 1973a and 1978), and peer ratings (Lagerspetz et al. 1982; Olweus 1978) have been used in previous Scandinavian studies of the frequency of bully/victim problems. The samples have consisted mainly of students in grades 6 through 9.

Rudolph Schaffer Bullying at School What we know and what we can do Dan Olweus Page iii Bullying at School What We Know and What We Can Do Dan Olweus Page iv Disclaimer: Some images in the original version of this book are not available for inclusion in the netLibrary eBook. Copyright © Dan Olweus 1993 The right of Dan Olweus to be identified as author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. First published 1993 Reprinted 1994, 1995 (twice), 1996, 1999 (twice), 2000 (twice) Blackwell Publishers Ltd 108 Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1JF, UK Blackwell Publishers Inc 350 Main Street Malden, Massachusetts 02148, USA All rights reserved.

The results are very encouraging. The intervention led to marked reductions in both direct and indirect bullying. That in itself is to be welcomed. Also important, however, is the finding that the program not only protected children in school, but also did not lead to antisocial activities being displaced to beyond the school premises. There were also benefits for parents in the form of a reduction in pupils' associated antisocial behavior (such as vandalism) and, for teachers, a marked improvement in the school climate.

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