2. A Brief Background to School Bullying

  1. Ken Rigby

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118362648.ch2

Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches

Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches

How to Cite

Rigby, K. (2012) A Brief Background to School Bullying, in Bullying Interventions in Schools: Six Basic Approaches, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118362648.ch2

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118345887

Online ISBN: 9781118362648

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Keywords:

  • brief background to school bullying;
  • being as well informed about bullying as possible, before a start;
  • concept of bullying, one that requires little thought;
  • bullying as aggression, occurring under particular circumstances;
  • bullying not necessarily violent, unless occurring hurting;
  • bullying, being an unjustified aggression;
  • bullying as part of a chain of events, unjustified act repeated;
  • indirect bullying, exclusion/rumor spreading/offensive messaging;
  • nature of the bullying, changing with age;
  • schools' awareness over bullying, by bullying groups/bystanders

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Concept of Bullying

  • The Prevalence of Bullying

  • The Prevalence of Bullying

  • The Harm of Bullying

  • The Perpetrators

  • The Targets

  • The Context of the Bullying

  • Summary

  • Endnotes