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How can we help children who bully to change?

An Australian study provided information about things which might prevent children bullying. One of these things was a sense of shame. When children were asked what the results of bullying might be for the bully, some said that it might stop a child being bullied by someone else, but a larger number said they thought the bully would be ashamed. Another thing which might discourage them is the thought of their parents' disapproval. It was found that most children thought that parents would disapprove of bullying and according to their answers, most did care a lot about their parents opinion of them.
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Article details

K Rigby 'What Children Tell Us About Bullying in Schools', view here or in 'Children Australia', (1997), 22, 2, pp28-34.
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Author details

Ken RigbyKen Rigby is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Psychology and an educational consultant at the University of South Australia. He has been involved in major studies of bullying in Australia and has published widely on this topic. For more information about Dr Rigby and his work see the bullying pages here. Ken may be contacted by e-mail.
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