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Bullying, School-Based Interventions for

Bullying has recently been recognized as a significant social problem, particularly in schools, where young people spend the majority of their waking hours. The school community has deemed unacceptable a range of peer-to-peer antisocial conduct used to intimidate and control others. Unacceptable bullying behaviors range from social exclusion, name-calling, and spreading rumors to harassment, threats, and physical assault. Bullying may occur in person or online. Some behaviors labeled as “bullying” by schools may rise to civilly or criminally sanctioned behavior. According to the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) recent report on bullying, LGBTQ students, along with students with disabilities and African American students, are the targets of a disproportionate level of bullying in U.S. schools. Because researchers, educators, and parents are beginning to understand how ...

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