New Report: Review of Anti-Bullying programs

Posted by on May 12, 2006

[posted from Public Education Network newsblast]


A wave of research over the past two decades has documented bullying’s harmful and lasting impact on children of all ages. Results clearly show the psychological damage inflicted by violence, insults, and intimidation. But less clear has been what schools can actually do to prevent bullying. Some anti-bullying programs have gotten good results, some haven’t, and the jury is still out on others. In this article, Amy Wilson surveys the bullying research and looks at what schools have done recently to try to address bullying among their students. She explores the complexity of developing effective anti-bullying programs, but she also identifies several principles and methods that distinguish the effective programs from the rest. The article from the most recent issue of Greater Good is a valuable resources for teachers, school administrators, and parents alike.

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