Term Bullying Prevention
Code FN-1500.1000
Definition Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of bullying, a form of violence among children, on school playgrounds, in neighborhoods and in homes, through a variety of interventions which may include use of an anonymous questionnaire to assess the nature and prevalence of the problem, development and announcement of an intervention program, open discussions of bullying at school and in other venues, increased supervision of children in areas that are "hotspots" for bullying, arrangements for reporting bullying incidents, immediate intervention when bullying incidents occur, development of protective strategies for targets, formation of support groups for victims of bullies, discussions with parents of involved students, and engagement of community members in support of the program. Most bullying prevention programs are school based and target students in elementary, middle and junior high schools. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological; and involves intentional, repeated hurtful acts, words and other behavior such as name-calling, threatening or shunning committed by one or more children against another child.
Created 3/16/02
Changed 2/6/20
Use References Anti-Bullying Campaigns
Bullying and Anti-Bullying Programs
Bullying Awareness
Community Anti-Bullying Education
Internet Bullying Prevention
Online Bullying Prevention
Web Based Bullying Prevention
See Also References Bullying Counseling (RP-1400.8000-120)
Bullying Helplines (RP-1500.1400-100)
Bullying Support Groups (PN-8100.1100)
Cyberbullying Prevention (FN-1500.1740)
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (FN-1500.3600)
Youth Violence Prevention (FN-1500.9700)
External Classification Terms Community Crime Prevention (NPC I02.03)
Crime Prevention (UW 6.1.01.01)
Crime Prevention (NTE I20)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Facet Service
Comments
Bibliographic References "Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying", OJJDP Fact Sheet, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/fs200127.pdf

"Overview of the Bullying Prevention Program", Blueprints for Violence Prevention, Center for the Study of Prevention of Violence website, http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/safeschools/bullying/overview.html

"Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and Communities", U.S. Department of Education, 11/3/1998, http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/ssp/bullymanual.htm NOTE: this document is no longer available.

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