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Document Number: 5672

Bullying in Schools - Left unaddressed, school bullying can have long-term negative consequences for both victim and bully. Effective programs for reducing bullying – including the “whole-school” approach – involve enlisting the support and involvement of the school’s principal and use multifaceted, comprehensive approaches. Successful programs also will acknowledge local realities and requirements. This report identifies several approaches as having only limited effectiveness, including peer mediation, group therapy for bullies and zero tolerance policies. Appendix A contains a summary of responses to bullying in schools. The report also offers recommendations for further reading on the topic. (Rana Sampson, U.S. Department of Justice, 2002)...

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