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Purdy, Noel; Smith, Peter K. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2016
This original study presents a content analysis of 100 primary and post-primary school anti-bullying policies in Northern Ireland using a 36-item scoring scheme. Overall schools had 52% of the items in their policies. Most schools included reference to physical, verbal, relational, material and cyberbullying but a minority mentioned racist,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication
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Rigby, Ken – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
According to student surveys conducted cross-nationally, a substantial proportion of students continue to be bullied at school after they have sought help from teachers. This article examines a range of strategies that teachers employ in dealing with bully/victim cases. The most commonly used strategy is Direct Sanctions: the imposition of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Comparative Analysis, Victims, Peer Mediation
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Smith, Peter K.; Kupferberg, Allison; Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A.; Samara, Muthanna; Bosley, Sue; Osborn, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis was undertaken of 217 English school anti-bullying policies, from 169 primary schools and 48 secondary schools, using a 34-item scoring scheme. Findings were compared with an analysis of 142 schools six years earlier. Overall schools in the current analysis had about 49% of the items in their policies, a modest increase over the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis