1st Edition

The Psychology of School Bullying

By Peter K. Smith Copyright 2019
    136 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    136 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Why do children get involved with bullying? Does cyberbullying differ from traditional bullying? How can bullying at school be prevented?

    The Psychology of School Bullying explores what bullying is and what factors lead to children playing roles as bullies, victims, defenders, bystanders or even some combination of these The book examines proactive strategies to reduce the likelihood of bullying happening in school, but also looks at what action the school could take if bullying incidents do occur.

    As bullying can have such far-reaching consequences and sometimes tragic outcomes, it is vital to grasp how and why it happens, and The Psychology of School Bullying shows how improved knowledge and understanding can lead to effective interventions.

    Chapter One: What is bullying in school and how has it been studied?

    Chapter Two: Finding out about bullying and why statistics can be misleading.

    Chapter Three: Who bullies? Who gets bullied?

    Chapter Four: Does it matter if bullying happens in school, and what are the effects and consequences of bullying?

    Chapter Five: What others can do to help.

    Chapter Six. What if bullying happens …?

    Chapter Seven: The wider context


    Peter K Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. He has written and edited many books and articles on the topic of school bullying. In 2015 he was awarded the William Thierry Preyer award for Excellence in Research on Human Development