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.

Supporting Students through Peer Mentoring
Supporting students through peer mentoring
What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring is a practical and effective anti-bullying strategy (Cowie and Sharp, 1996). It involves older, more experienced students using their skills and energy to help stop bullying by giving support to younger peers (Smith, 2002). They can do this by:

  • assisting victims to recover from and avoid bullying;
  • helping perpetrators develop more useful ways of acting; and
  • supporting bystanders to find the strength to resist and oppose bullying.
  • This chapter explains how to develop and run a peer mentoring scheme. A case study of a training session is also provided to show how it is done and to identify important issues that need to be considered.
Peer Mentoring and Recovering from Bullying

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