Bullying at School

Long-Term Outcomes for the Victims and an Effective School-Based Intervention Program
  • Dan Olweus
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


Bullying among schoolchildren is certainly a very old phenomenon. The fact that some children are frequently and systematically harassed and attacked by other children has been described in literary works, and many adults have personal experience of it from their own school days. Though many are acquainted with the bully/victim problem, it was not until fairly recently, in the early 1970s, that efforts were made to study it systematically (Olweus, 1973a, 1978). For a considerable time, these attempts were largely confined to Scandinavia. In the 1980s and early 1990s, however, bullying among schoolchildren has received some public attention in Japan, England, Australia, the United States, and other countries. There are now clear indications of an increasing societal as well as research interest into bully/victim problems in several parts of the world.


Intervention Program Antisocial Behavior Young Adulthood Bully Behavior Victim Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Olweus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychosocial ScienceUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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