11. Choosing a Method

  1. Ken Rigby

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118362648.ch11

Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches

Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches

How to Cite

Rigby, K. (2012) Choosing a Method, in Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118362648.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118345887

Online ISBN: 9781118362648



  • choosing a method;
  • schools and The Choice of Six, intervention and implementation;
  • traditional disciplinary, best controlled using negative consequences;
  • bullies continuing to bully in ways, difficult to detect;
  • bullies being positively reinforced, apparent approval from supporters;
  • strengthening the victim, not as viable, victim's odds too great to overcome;
  • teachers/counselors, remaining/posing neutral allowing bullying;
  • restorative practices assuming bullies feel remorse, or being induced;
  • cyber bullying, with receivers of abusives responding, escalating matters;
  • cyber bullying and outrage effective, with a punitive response forthcoming


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Traditional Disciplinary Approach

  • Strengthening the Victim

  • Mediation

  • Restorative Practices

  • The Support Group Method

  • The Method of Shared Concern

  • Cyber Bullying

  • Sources of Bias in the Choice of Method

  • Evaluating Interventions

  • Incorporating Intervention Strategy in a Whole School Policy

  • Endnotes