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Preventing Bullying in Schools

Preventing Bullying in Schools
A Guide for Teachers and Other Professionals

First Edition
  • Chris Lee - Former Head of the School of Continuing Professional Development at the University of Plymouth

June 2004 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Preventing Bullying in Schools is offers guidance to teachers, student teachers, teaching assistants, and other educational professionals on countering and preventing bullying in schools. It provides 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. Included is advice on:

  • Understanding the terminology
  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Writing a whole-school policy
  • Generating whole-school responsibility and involvement

What Will This Book Do For You?
What this Book Will Do for You
Prevention and Principles

The Structure of the Book and How to Use it

The Activities

Where Are You in Your Handling of Bullying? The Four Types of School

How Do We Know When It Is Bullying?
Types of Bullying and Behaviour

Problems with Defining Bullying

Looking at Examples

The Vocabulary of Bullying

Questionnaires with Children

Talking with Bullies and Victims

A Model of Bullying: Moving from a Bullying Action to a Bullying Relationship

Teachers and the Definition Task

Who Is Involved in Bullying?




What is Needed in an Anti-Bullying Policy
The Importance of Taking Action against Bullying

The Whole-School Policy

What Might Be Put in Place

Managing Bullying Actions and Bullying Relationships

Peer Support

How to Move Your School Forward
Summing Up

The Top Ten Pieces of Advice in Preventative Strategy


`Preventing Bullying in Schools is signally important reading for anyone directly or indirectly involved with the creation of a violence free learning environment for children' - Midwest Book Review and Internet Bookwatch

This was a good read for our BSc (Hons) students. Many felt it was user friendly and provided easy to follow strategies.

Miss Rebecca James
HE Centre, Neath Port Talbot College
January 30, 2020

I have already recommended this book to my level 2 learners to help them prepare for level 3 in September. there are some easy to follow strategies with lots of different scenarios to help them relate to practice. The chapters are clearly set out and the book easy to navigate through either for picking out particular information or as a guide to classroom practice. Good for teaching staff as well as support staff.

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
April 24, 2014

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