Peer Support as an Intervention to Counteract School Bullying: Listen to the Children


Helen Cowie, University of Surrey, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7TE, UK. E-mail:


In this article, we discuss a range of ways in which children and young people themselves can give adults insights into bullying and how to resolve it. The adoption of peer support within a school can create opportunities for children and young people to be proactive in challenging bullying when they observe it.