Effective Bullying Prevention Programs
Robin N. Inns
University of Phoenix
June 1, 2009
According to Dan Olweus, bullying includes three components:
Who are bullies?
Who are victims?
Who are bystanders?
Stage One: What constitutes unacceptable behavior? Make children AWARE.
Stage Two: NO BLAMING.
Let perpetrators explain his/her thoughts. (What was he/she doing?)
A survey of youth in grades 6 - 10 conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development revealed:
Breakdown of NICHD’s bullying report:
RATIONALE: Bullying = empowerment; these programs use compromise and negotiation - putting partial blame on the victim further victimization.
RATIONALE:Zero tolerance = high level of suspensions zero information on how to address behavioral change.
RATIONALE:Unproductive or dangerous without adult support.
Percentage distribution of students ages 12–18 who reported being bullied at school and being cyber-bullied anywhere by the frequency of bullying at school during the school year and percentage of students who notified an adult: 2007
Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)
The incredible years
48% who were not in the program.
Eric Mohat, age 17 – Shot himself in the head March 29, 2007.
herself after receiving numerous threatening email messages.
while 2boys were the “lookouts” on March 30, 2008.
Jesse Logan, age 18, hanged herself after nude pictures
circulated over internet.