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‘This extraordinarily comprehensive book authored by the leading international authority in the field integrates research, theory and practice on the topic of school bullying. In an already research saturated field Peter Smith's writing captures the humanity of why this topic strikes such a chord in the community. He reminds us in a thoughtful, practical and caring manner why we must continue to advocate on all levels for those impacted by bullying.’

—Professor Phillip T. Slee, Flinders University, Australia

‘Understanding School Bullying offers a refreshingly clear account of the wealth of insights gained over a quarter of a century of research. As Smith's comprehensive review convincingly shows, much has been learned and much of this has been put to good use in improving children's wellbeing. This is surely ...

Coping with Bullying and the Success of Interventions
Coping with bullying and the success of interventions

Bullying in schools is clearly prevalent (see Chapter 4) and has negative consequences for all involved, but especially victims (see Chapter 5). So what can be done about it? This chapter first examines what victims of bullying often do (or say they would do)–their coping strategies–and how successful these may be. ...

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