Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies

Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies


By (author) Peter K. Smith


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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 240mm x 16mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847879055
  • ISBN 13: 9781847879059
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 383,610

Product description

This new book, by a leading international expert on the topic, brings together the cumulative knowledge acquired and the latest research findings in the area, with a global perspective especially covering research in Europe, North America, Australasia, and Asia. It will appeal to those taking academic courses in psychology, social work, educational psychology, child clinical psychology and psychiatry, and teacher training, but it will also be of interest to parents and teachers too. Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies should be indispensable reading for these groups and more; in fact, anyone concerned with the well-being of children and young people everywhere.

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Author information

Peter Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. His publications include Bullying in Schools: How Successful can Interventions be? (Cambridge UP, 2004), the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, 2nd ed. (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and Bullying in the Global Village: Research on Cyberbullying from an International Perspective (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). He was Chair of COST Action IS0801 on Cyberbullying (2008-2012), and is PI of Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Pupil Safety and Wellbeing, financed by the Indian-European Research Networking in the Social Sciences initiative (2012-2015).

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'Understanding School Bullying offers a refreshingly clear account of the wealth of insights gained over a quarter of a century of research. As Smith's comprehensive review convincingly shows, much has been learned and much of this has been put to good use in improving children's wellbeing. This is surely essential reading for any researcher concerned with bullying, childhood or life at school.' -- Sonia Livingstone 'Peter Smith's new book will occupy a prominent place on my bookshelf. It provides a thorough and highly readable discussion of the breadth of research on school bullying. Dr. Smith includes discussions of important challenges related to research on this topic along with an excellent review of important studies and findings. This unique volume has influenced my thinking about the direction of my own research. The book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, consumers of research, and others who seek a research-based understanding of this important topic.' -- Sheri Bauman 'This extraordinarily comprehensive book authored by the leading international authority in the field integrates research, theory and practice on the topic of school bullying. In an already research saturated field Peter Smith's writing captures the humanity of why this topic strikes such a chord in the community. He reminds us in a thoughtful, practical and caring manner why we must continue to advocate on all levels for those impacted by bullying.' -- Professor Phillip T. Slee

Table of contents

School bullying as a personal issue, a practical issue and a research program What we mean by 'bullying', and a history of research on school bullying. How we can find out about bullying Basic knowledge about school bullying and cyber bullying Who is at risk, and what are the effects? Coping with bullying and the success of interventions Acting to reduce bullying and the status of the research program