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.
Chapter 4: What is Needed in an Anti-Bullying Policy
What is Needed in an Anti-Bullying Policy
This chapter offers a practical and thorough guide to generating an anti-bullying policy. It facilitates an examination of the ethos of the school and suggests a menu of items that a school can personalize into its own policy. The outcome of the activities is a school policy that many know about, feel ownership of and reflects the values of a broad range of staff and pupils.
In part, bullying in schools stems from external forces and the wider social problems and attitudes and, therefore, long-term answers will include a broader, societal approach that considers areas such as community education, parenting skills and the development of inclusive cultures. However, schools possess the capacity to ...