Prevention And Intervention Of Bullying Behaviors

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a major role in prevention and intervention of bullying behaviors. Studies repeatedly suggest that bullying can be significantly impacted if teachers, students, student groups, administrators, and parents worked together to stop bullying (Mount, 2005). Social services can be useful through afterschool programs, specifically educating youth who might be at a greater risk of bullying and victimization. Social services can also work with parents to discuss parenting styles and attachments. Based on the understanding that attachment problems aren’t necessarily the result of poor parenting, but they can result from stressful experiences that interfere with a parent’s ability to feel positively about his or her child (Englander, 2013). The complex nature of bullying requires the use of evidence-based resource across all age groups. Social services can also provide awareness around the definitions of bullying, and generate discussions on how bullying can affect everybody, and what students can do to eliminate bullying in their school. Bullying in school is not a new issue and the majority of jurisdictions have some policy in place, usually under a broader safe school or anti-violence initiative (Mitchell, 2012). The National Crime Prevention Centre (2008) reports that prevention is always preferable to intervention. There are several promising practices and model programs designed to reduce bullying. Few of these include, Bullying-Proof Your School (BPYS); Olweus Bullying
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