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Who could help prevent bullying?

Teachers play an important part in preventing bullying. This can be through helping to set up a school policy on bullying. It can also be through the work they do in their own classrooms: the curriculum and also the climate they create within the class. To discourage bullying this climate would be one of openness, where pupils felt secure enough to report bullying and knew that if they did so, it would be dealt with fairly. More than this, within the classroom positive behaviour would be encouraged and bullying firmly discouraged.
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Article details

A Mellor (2000) 'Information for Teachers about Anti-Bullying in the Classroom', Information Sheet Number 6, Edinburgh: The Anti-Bullying Network. This sheet can be downloaded here.
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Author details

Andrew MellorAt the time of the study, Andrew Mellor was a practising teacher who had received funding from the Scottish Education Department to carry out this project. He has been actively involved in anti-bullying work in Scotland for almost 15 years, speaking at conferences, writing for academic and non-academic audiences and running in-service courses for teachers. He is now manager of the Anti-Bullying Network, which is funded by the Scottish Executive and based at The University of Edinburgh.
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