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Bullying is not what it is widely thought to be. The usual focus on behaviour and relationships in anti-bullying policies and programmes fails to address bullying as an outcome of when some children are perceived as being different from the norm, such as queer children and youth. Critiquing academic research and dominant ideas, this chapter argues that bullying has become a problem of widespread concern in the light of political and social contexts that thrust it into the public and media spotlight. Meanwhile, queer children, among others, are left at risk of further bullying, ostracization, and other forms of violence. The author advocates for a seismic shift in how bullying is understood, what he refers to as queering the notion of bullying, because ongoing efforts have failed to reduce it in significant and lasting ways.

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Walton, G. (2016). Bullying. In: Rodriguez, N., Martino, W., Ingrey, J., Brockenbrough, E. (eds) Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education. Queer Studies and Education. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55425-3_5

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