This resource offers tried-and-tested strategies based on the author's school-based research and regular work in schools training staff who deal with incidents of bullying.

Who are Involved in Bullying?

Who are involved in bullying?

This chapter looks at the various groups involved in bullying and concludes that it involves more than just the bully and the victim. Through case studies, research evidence and story a diverse model of the involved emerges, with emphasis placed upon the role of bystanders as well as how schools can support parents whose children are mixed up in bullying.

A simplistic definition of a ‘victim’ might be one who is bullied, and a ‘bully’ would be the perpetrator of such acts, but if defining bullying is complex and problematic then this translates into problems in applying such labels to the involved. Acceptance of a definition based solely on notions of intent and hurt would mean that ...

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