Children and Bullying: How Parents and Educators Can Reduce Bullying at School

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Ken Rigby Australian author

Children and Bullying
256 pages
ISBN: 9781405162548

Scarcely a day goes by without reports of school bullying or recommendations for quick fixes to the problem. Parents and educators are often left trying to solve a difficult issue without sufficient evidence to support suggested remedies. Children and Bullying is a vital resource in the quest to create safe learning environments. Drawing on a wealth of research, Ken Rigby provides clear explanations and effective strategies for combating bullying among children and preventing children from becoming involved in bullying situations.

  • Offers a collaborative approach to the school-based bullying problem
  • Emphasises the crucial role student bystanders can play in countering bullying, and how to promote positive bystander behaviours
  • Examines contentious research, such as the role genetics or parenting in early childhood may play in creating bullies and victims
  • Answers to FAQs by parents in the final chapter are often controversial but intended to stimulate thought

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction.
  2. The Cares of Parents.
  3. The Nature of Bullying.
  4. The Research into Bullying in Schools.
  5. Your Children at School.
  6. On Telling.
  7. Bystanders.
  8. Parenting and Healthy Child Development.
  9. Parents as Life Educators.
  10. Parents Helping Children with Bullying Problems.
  11. What Good Schools are Doing about Bullying.
  12. Some Questions and Answers.