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The link between early interventions with bullying in elementary school diminishing the acts of bullying in high school

by Huseby, Dawn M.

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Bullying has been a top priority of schools' intervention lists since the assault at Columbine High School. The act of bullying has been a problem in schools for a long time, but it seems that the views on bullying have changed as time has gone on; this was made apparent by the increase of recent research and school interventions. Bullying was seen as a right of passage that everyone has to go through as they grow up. Now bullying is taken more seriously, and schools are taking on early intervention programs such as Sticks and Stones, to help educate students, teachers and communities about the severity of the problem. Research has shown that implementing anti-bullying programs does make a difference in reducing the acts of bullying in schools and communities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether anti-bullying programs are in place at MacArthur and Kennedy Elementary Schools in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and if the programs worked to reduce the acts of bullying at Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A survey was given as a means for collecting data for this research. In the introduction, school bullying was discussed. Following this, the hierarchy of bullying then the laws that are in place at schools to protect students and definitions of terms were stated. Stereotypes and characteristics were defined in this research. Different types of bullying in regards to gender and location were examined to understand the ways that students bully in regards to their sex. An examination of the results of the two administered surveys is included. Information gathered on this topic provided the basis for recommending that the participating schools need to implement early intervention techniques in regards to school bullying.
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:bullying in schools students counseling elementary education

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