TITLE

Bullying in the Schools: How Educators Can Help

AUTHOR(S)
Olweus, Dan
PUB. DATE
March 1988
SOURCE
Education Digest;Mar1988, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how educators can help to tackle bullying among school children. Bullying is a considerable problem in Norwegian and Swedish comprehensive schools. Thousands of students are afraid of going to school for fear of being bullied and feel anxious and threatened while in school. Since there has been practically no research in the United States on this area, it is not possible to know if the problem there is of the same magnitude, but there is every reason to believe that it is big enough in the United States to merit serious attention from school personnel, students and parents. The teachers were found to do relatively little to stop bullying at school, according to both the bullied and bullying students. Teachers also make only limited contact with the students involved to talk about problems, particularly in junior high school. Parents of students who are bullied, and, in particular, who bully others, are relatively unaware of the problem and talk with their children about it only to a limited extent.
ACCESSION #
18910064

 

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