Tackling Bullying in Your School
A practical handbook for teachers
Edited by Sonia Sharp, Peter K Smith, Peter Smith
Routledge – 1994 – 200 pages
This comprehensive collection of essays provides a series of highly practical guidelines which schools can implement themselves. Step-by-step advice is given on developing a whole-school policy which is generally seen as the essential nucleus of effective action. The book also suggests methods for tackling bullying through classroom and curriculum activities, including video, drama, and the use of quality circles and of working with pupils involved in bullying situations. Emphasis is placed on assertiveness training for pupils who may be bullied, and non-punitive work with pupils who bully others. As the majority of bullying takes place in playgrounds, the book includes innovative sections on training lunchtime supervisors, enhancing playground activities, and improving the playground environment.
'makes compulsive reading and prompts some uncomfortable questions … in terms of format, this book is accessible as a work of reference yet surprisingly detailed and comprehensive as a practical guide for teachers in the efforts to tackle bullying.' - Times Educational Supplement