TITLE

Bullying in Middle Schools: Prevention and Intervention

AUTHOR(S)
Milsom, Amy; Gallo, Laura L.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Middle School Journal;Jan2006, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on bullying in middle schools in the U.S. Bullies need to gain control over another. They use physical force or threats, verbal teasing and exclusion from peers for this. Studies show that bullying tends to peak in late childhood/early adolescence, making prevention and intervention efforts in middle school crucial. Verbal bullying was most prominent for both males and females. Bullies are often associated with poor academic achievement. Bullies and victims are both at risk for negative future outcomes. Bully prevention/ intervention programs work when schools have clear and consistent policies and rules. Bullying occurs and that it will not be tolerated is an important start in helping students to recognize a school's commitment to protecting them from bullies. School personnel should follow through by enforcing the policies fairly and consistently. Students should be provided with a conduct code that included specific school expectations and consequences for breaking rules.
ACCESSION #
19510602

 

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