By Faye Mishna
With the elevated acceptance of the devastating results of bullying, there's now an immense quantity of data to be had on its occurrence, linked components, and the evaluate facts on renowned school-wide anti-bullying schooling, prevention, and intervention courses. but a variety of complicated matters span person and societal variables---including person features and vulnerability, peer and relatives relationships and dynamics, school room and college milieus, and stigma and discrimination---making the duty of knowing, assessing, and responding to bullying at the floor advanced for researchers and approximately very unlikely for school-based practitioners.
Untangling a few of the thorny matters round what reasons and constitutes bullying, together with how you can imagine another way approximately overlapping phenomena corresponding to racism, sexism, homophobia, or sexual harassment, Faye Mishna provides an exhaustive physique of empirical and theoretical literature in this sort of method as to be obtainable to either scholars and practitioners. Chapters will equip readers to imagine severely approximately contexts, relationships, and threat and protecting elements which are special to person scholars and faculties, and to successfully verify and layout multi-level interventions for quite a few competitive behaviors. Paying specific realization to rising sorts of victimization, resembling cyber bullying, and to weak teams, corresponding to LGBTQ adolescence and scholars with disabilities, Mishna distills the main parts of profitable interventions with either sufferers and aggressors and contains case examples and perform ideas throughout.
The result's an built-in, nuanced synthesis of present and state of the art scholarship that would attract scholars, practitioners, and researchers in social paintings, schooling, and psychology.
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Additional resources for Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention
33). There is some focus in the literature on examining how families contribute to children’s victimization. What is lacking is an examination of the impact of a child’s victimization on the family. When they discover that their children are victimized, parents may feel doubly distressed—because their child is being victimized and because they are uncertain about how to respond effectively. SIBLINGS Although common, there is relatively little research on bullying among siblings (Ostrov, Crick, & Stauffacher, 2006), and often, bullying among siblings is “dismissed as part of growing up” (Lewit & Baker, 1996, p.
Focusing on particular characteristics, for example of children and youth who bully or are victimized, of families, and even of schools, can oversimplify and inadvertently exacerbate this complex problem (O’Moore, 2000), can dilute awareness of other key factors such as the social context (Craig & Pepler, 1997), and can obscure other factors considered central to bullying, such as the victimized child’s experience of distress. I N D I V I D UA L , FA M I LY, A N D S O C I A L FA CTO R S [ 27 ] This page intentionally left blank C HA P TER 3 Theories That Help to Understand Bullying THEORY The very word “theory” can sound daunting.
Cairns, 1991; Germain & Bloom, 1999). In response to the rapid and exponential increase in use of communication technology, the terms “techno-subsystem” ( Johnson & Puplampu, 2008) and “techno-microsystem” ( Johnson, 2010; Johnson & MacEwan, 2010) have been proposed as adjustments to the ecological systems framework (see Figure 2-2). This modification extends a child or youth’s social ecology of home, school, and community environments to include the cyber world, which interacts with all of the other levels to influence development ( Johnson & MacEwan, 2010).
Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention by Faye Mishna