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.

Parents, the other Victims

Parents, the other victims

Silence and Marginalization

In this part we have looked at the inner workings of schools that are unsafe and analyzed how they respond to bullying. We have also described the types of teachers who in some way give support to a bullying culture. It is important also to examine what happens outside the school when bullying comes to light and how this outside component is dealt with in schools. This chapter therefore looks at the parents, principally of the victims of bullying.

Parents are secondary victims of bullying and can be marginalized by both the adolescents involved and the school. When their child is being bullied, parents want it to stop. Whereas the child feels powerless, parents often get angry ...

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