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What children tell us about bullying in schools

  • Ken Rigby


It is argued that much needed policies and practices to counter bullying in Australian schools should be based upon a realistic appraisal of what is known through research into the nature of the problem. This article provides a review of relevant Australian research between 1991 and 1996 conducted primarily by the author and co-workers, drawing particularly on school children’s reports and experiences and their perceptions of what can be done; finally it discusses steps that can be taken to reduce bullying in schools.


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Address for correspondence: c/- ARI, University of South Australia, Underdale Campus, Holbrooks Road, Underdale, SA 5032.


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