An Overview of School Bullying



In this chapter, Rosen, Scott, and DeOrnellas define bullying, identify different subtypes of peer aggression, and discuss prevalence rates with attention to gender and grade level. Both being bullied and bullying others are associated with negative physical health, mental health, and school outcomes, and the literature outlining these associations is presented. The majority of bullying incidents occur in the school setting, and thus school staff plays a critical role in the identification, prevention, and intervention of bullying behaviors. This chapter introduces the overarching theme of how multiple perspectives of key school staff (i.e., teachers, principals, school resource officers, school psychologists/counselors, nurses, and coaches) can provide a more complete understanding of this phenomenon, which can in turn lead to the development of more effective prevention and intervention programs.


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