Ross, Peter
December 2012
Review of Higher Education & Self-Learning;Winter2012, Vol. 5 Issue 17, p48
Academic Journal
Bullying has been a persistent worldwide psychosocial problem of childhood and does not show signs of waning. The defining behaviors of bullying include unwanted physical and verbal assaults. Some changes to the definition recently have occurred with the advent of technology and social media that easily can reach large audiences. This form of bullying has come to be known as cyberbullying. The effects of bullying can be severe and traumatic. Research indicates that schools are not properly intervening with bullying even though schools report that anti-bully programs exist. Reasons for the ineffectiveness of these school antibully programs are described. A more effective program for antibullying is addressed with BOSS


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