Copublished With Corwin Press This practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools examines the nature of the secondary school and the typology of the adolescent.
Chapter 10: What to Do When Bullying Happens
Once a school has addressed, confronted, discussed, and made policies about bullying, and has arrived at an understanding of what bullying is, the one certainty that will emerge is that bullying is a complex issue. However completely and deeply a school develops an anti-bullying policy, bullying will still occur. And when it does, schools needs to have in place structured approaches to deal with bullying that everybody knows how to use. The complex dynamics of event, response, consequences, and feelings of blame, shame, culpability, and hopelessness can all contribute to the culture of bullying. Once bullying is out in the open, the bully sometimes feels painted into a corner and unfairly ...