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Michael S. Kelly, James C. Raines, Susan Stone, and Andy Frey

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373905

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373905.001.0001

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Preventing Bullying in Schools

Preventing Bullying in Schools

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(p.118) 9 Preventing Bullying in Schools
Source:
School Social Work
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James C. Raines

Susan Stone

Andy Frey

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373905.003.0009

Both national and cross-national estimates indicate that bullying and victimization are fairly prevalent among school-age children and adolescents, with prevalence estimates varying for 3% to 37% for bullies and from 9% to 32% for victimization. Moreover, recent estimates suggest that such rates may have increased since 1999 and subsequently stabilized, with an average estimate of about 10%. Both children who are bullies and children who are victims of bullying show elevated rates of various indicators of psychosocial distress. This chapter evaluates school-based strategies aimed at reducing bullying and bullying-related incidents of victimization.

Keywords:   school social work, social work practice, school-based intervention, bullying

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