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Bullying in Schools: Six Methods of Intervention DVD


Bullying in Schools: Six Methods of Intervention DVD By Ken Rigby

One of the biggest challenges for any teacher is to decide what strategies to use to prevent and resolve bullying at school. This training resource for teachers outlines the pros and cons of six different approaches to bullying. It contains clear and practical guidance and shows how to apply each method, depending on the nature of the bullying and the resources available to deal with it. Ken Rigby is an international expert on peer victimization and is published in both academic and professional journals.

The six methods of intervention are:

1. The Traditional Disciplinary Approach – Setting out clear behavior standards and using punishment (such as detention, loss of privileges, suspension, etc) to prevent and deter bullies from repeating their behavior.
2. Restorative Practice – Encouraging admission of bullying by the perpetrator to stimulate remorse and help the bully take steps to restore damaged relationships
3. Strengthening the Victim – Helping and coaching students to confront a bully assertively through calm and controlled language and to redress the balance of perceived power.
4. Mediation – Assisting the bully and victim in resolving their differences and helping them find a peaceful win-win solution or compromise.
5. The Support Group Method – Gaining the cooperation of the perpetrators by revealing to them the distress that has been experienced by the victim at a meeting in which students supportive of the victim are also present.
6. The Method of Shared Concern – Empowering the bullies to assist in resolving the problem through the use of individual and group meeting with the participants.
Includes 45-minute DVD and comprehensive booklet with summary information and useful discussion guidelines.