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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Violent Behaviours
Violent behaviours

Children have the right to be educated in a safe environment and every member of the school community is equally entitled to that right. (Varnava, 2002, p. 3)

What Behaviours Are We Talking about in This Chapter?

Despite anecdotal evidence, for example, in the media and on telephone helplines such as ChildLine, the subject of violence in schools has received little academic research interest to date. However, in extreme circumstances, for example, the killing of Philip Laurence and the Dunblane massacre, violence in schools receives a high media profile. With the exception of one or two studies, school bullying, a subset of violent behaviour, has tended to dominate research on violence in schools (for an overview see Cowie and Smith, 2001). Indeed, a report ...

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