- Respect and protect: A practical step-by-step violence prevention and intervention program for schools and communities
Author: Rembolt, C., & Zimman, R.
- The bully-free classroom: Over 100 tips and strategies for teachers k-8
Author: Beane, A. L.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishers
ABSTRACT: The Bully Free Classroom is the right book for today's times. USA Today featured the book and author Dr. Allan Beane's practical and effective strategies for coping with bully behavior, encouringing parental involvement, and making classrooms a place to learn, not fear. "Beane's book offers a cornucopia of useful ideas for parents." The Washington Post's parenting expert Marguerite Kelly urges parents to "buy one for your school. It's a great how-to book for teachers." This book covers the basics of bullying in the classroom and on the playground and what the class and the teacher can do to prevent it and deal with it. It also gives ideas on how to cope with bullies in life outside of the school. The book is well organized and easy to read. It has a lot of rules/ideas in graphic organizers for easy transfer to posters. There are a lot of pages to copy for the kids to use to discuss and understand bullying. This is a good book to read to make school a safe place to be. The bullying survey is a great way to determine what and who is a bully or who is being bullied and what to look for.
- Bullying Prevention
ABSTRACT: Includes list of books, curricula, guides, and videos.
- Bullying at school — an indicator of adolescents at risk for mental disorders.
Author: Kaltiala-Heino, R., Rimpelae, M., Rantanen, P., & Rimpelae, A.
Journal: Journal of Adolescence Volume: 23
Publisher: Academic Press, United Kingdom
ABSTRACT: A number of 14-16 year old Finnish adolescents taking part in the School Health Promotion Study (n = 8,787 in 1995; n = 17,643 in 1997) were surveyed about bullying and victimization in relation to psychosomatic symptoms, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and substance use. A total of 9% of girls and 17% of boys were involved in bullying on a weekly basis. Anxiety, depression, and psychosomatic symptoms were most frequent among bully-victims and equally common among bullies and victims. Frequent excessive drinking and use of any other substance were most common among bullies and thereafter among bully-victims. Among girls, eating disorders were associated with involvement in bullying in any role, among boys with being bully-victims. Bullying should be seen as an indicator of risk of various mental disorders in adolescence.
- Examining the social context of bullying behaviors in early adolescence
Author: Espelage, D. L., Bosworth, K., & Simon, T. R.
Journal: Journal of Counseling & Development Volume: 78
ABSTRACT: Tested familial and adult influences, peer relations, and distal contextual factors as correlates of a continuous measure of bullying behavior in a sample of 558 middle school students. Sex, grade, race, free/reduced price lunch, Chapter 1 status, and zip code were included as demographic characteristics, and students were also categorized into mutually exclusive family types. Items selected from the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center Student Questionnaire (L. L. Dahlberg et al, 1998) and various other scales were used to assess bullying behaviors and familial and adult influences, including adult messages about violence, family physical discipline, and adult contact and time with family. Negative peer influences, neighborhood safety, access to guns, and feeling unsafe at school were also assessed. Parental physical discipline, time spent without adult supervision, negative peer influences, and neighborhood safety concerns were all positively associated with bullying behavior. The authors conclude that counselors should focus prevention and intervention efforts on the risk factors within the larger social context of an adolescent's life.