Making an Impact on School Bullying
Interventions and Recommendations
"Making an Impact on School Bullying brings together in one volume an overview of a wide range of international programmes to address bullying in schools, written by leading researchers and programme designers from across the world. Each chapter provides a research-informed summary of the intervention and its impact, allowing the reader to gain valuable insights into successes to date and the remaining challenges for researchers and practitioners. An invaluable and timely collection!" - Dr Noel Purdy, Director of Research & Scholarship, Stranmillis University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK). "I am delighted to welcome this up-to-date and wide-ranging book on anti-bullying programmes in different countries. The most famous programmes are reviewed, including the Olweus programme in Norway, KiVa in Finland, ViSC in Austria, NoTrap! In Italy, Friendly Schools in Australia and Steps to Respect in the USA. In addition, this book addresses the prevention of ijime in Japan and interventions against cyberbullying. The good news is that bullying can be prevented! This book can be confidently recommended to all researchers, practitioners and policy makers who are interested in reducing bullying and cyberbullying in different countries." - David P. Farrington, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology, University of Cambridge "This thorough but easily attainable overview of some of the most well-known and successful bullying interventions provides a comprehensive and updated knowledgebase. Apart from describing the different methods success it also focuses on the challenges encountered and the lessons learnt. This is an unusual but extremely helpful approach that enhances the readers' understanding of the field. This book is the ideal reading for anyone interested in the field of bullying interventions and it makes an important stepping stone for the next generation of anti-bullying work." - Ann Frisén, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Peter K. Smith is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Unit for School and Family Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. In 2015 he was awarded the William Thierry Preyer Award for Excellence in Research on Human Development from the European Association of Developmental Psychology.