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Children and Bullying: How Parents and Educators Can Reduce Bullying at School

Children and Bullying: How Parents and Educators Can Reduce Bullying at School

Ken Rigby

ISBN: 978-1-405-16254-8

Dec 2007

256 pages

In Stock

$35.95

Description

Scarcely a day goes by without reports of school bullying or recommendations for quick fixes to the problem. Parents and educators are often left trying to solve a difficult issue without sufficient evidence to support suggested remedies. Children and Bullying is a vital resource in the quest to create safe learning environments. Drawing on a wealth of research, Ken Rigby provides clear explanations and effective strategies for combating bullying among children and preventing children from becoming involved in bullying situations.

  • Offers a collaborative approach to the school-based bullying problem
  • Emphasizes the crucial role student bystanders can play in countering bullying, and how to promote positive bystander behaviors
  • Examines contentious research, such as the role genetics or parenting in early childhood may play in creating bullies and victims
  • Answers to FAQs by parents in the final chapter are often controversial but intended to stimulate thought
Contents.

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. The Cares of Parents.

3. The Nature of Bullying.

4. The Research into Bullying in Schools.

5. Your Children at School.

6. On Telling.

7. Bystanders.

8. Parenting and Healthy Child Development.

9. Parents as Life Educators.

10. Parents Helping Children with Bullying Problems.

11. What Good Schools are Doing about Bullying.

12. Some Questions and Answers.

Notes.

Appendices.

References

?This is simply the best, most up-to-date, most detailed and most thoughtful book about school bullying that you could hope to find.? (Research Papers in Education, August 2009)

?A well-written, well-structured book. Rigby designed this book as a resource and includes a variety of quick reference tools? ?Not only would parents who are facing this issue with their own children benefit from this book but also all parents would be well served to understand the dynamics of the issue, as it is likely that their children will eventually be at least bystanders, if not victims or bullies, themselves.? (The Family Journal)

"Children and Bullying is first and foremost an accessible book ? an easy one to read. It covers all the ground that one would expect in a book on bullying." (Educational Psychology, November 2008)


  • A vital resource in the quest to create safe learning environments
  • Offers a collaborative approach to the school-based bullying problem
  • Emphasizes the crucial role student bystanders can play in countering bullying, and how to promote positive bystander behaviours
  • Examines contentious research, such as the role genetics or parenting in early childhood may play in creating bullies and victims
  • Detailed appendices provide practical resource links for parents and professional educators
  • Answers to FAQs by parents in the final chapter are often controversial but intended to stimulate thought