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Who could help prevent bullying?

A Scottish report looks at what schools can do and are already doing, to promote personal safety and child protection. It provides suggestions about how themes and resources can be used in the curriculum. It also considers the skills, values and understanding which a personal safety and protection programme aim to develop in the child, for example assertiveness, self-knowledge and self-esteem. If this programme is to work, a school must have a positive school ethos (roughly speaking a positive atmosphere and character). In turn, a successful programme would contribute to this ethos. It is not surprising to find that one of the important areas covered in a personal safety and protection programme is bullying.
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Article details

A Mellor, K Phillips, S Walker and P Munn (1998) 'Promoting Personal Safety and Child Protection in the Curriculum', The University of Edinburgh, Moray House Publications.

A limited number of copies are available from The Anti-Bullying Network at The University of Edinburgh.
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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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