Handbook of School Violence, Bullying and Safety


Handbook of School Violence, Bullying and Safety

9781035301355 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jun Sung Hong, School of Social Work, Wayne State University, US and Department of Social Welfare, Ewha Womans University, South Korea, Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham, UK, Annis Fung, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, China and Jungup Lee, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 135 5 Extent: c 650 pp
This Handbook provides cutting-edge research on school violence, bullying and safety. Focusing on contemporary phenomena, such as cyberbullying, assaults on teachers and gun violence in schools, it offers insights into the international prevalence of school violence and how it can be prevented.

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This Handbook provides cutting-edge research on school violence, bullying and safety. Focusing on contemporary phenomena, such as cyberbullying, assaults on teachers and gun violence in schools, it offers insights into the international prevalence of school violence and how it can be prevented.

Bringing together leading international scholars, this Handbook explores the multifaceted landscape of violence in schools, highlighting the motivations of perpetrators and the effects it can have on victims. Contributors examine global variations of violence in schools, presenting new scholarship on school violence and prevention in non-Western societies and the Global South. Drawing on state-of-the-art research into anti-bullying and anti-violence policies, the Handbook advocates for effective methods and strategies for addressing violence in schools and fostering safe environments for students.

This Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics and researchers in education policy and the sociology of education, particularly those focusing on anti-bullying policies and school violence prevention. Combining theoretical insights with multidisciplinary practical research, it is also beneficial to practitioners working in school settings.
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‘This impressive book, authored by international and interdisciplinary experts, represents a significant contribution to the field of violence and bullying research in schools and cyberspace. It offers valuable cross-national perspectives and up-to-date information on the factors that are associated with violence and bullying in these contexts, as well as their underlying mechanisms. Additionally, the book proposes new directions for interventions and policies aimed at addressing these issues. It is a must-read for anyone interested in delving into the study of school violence and bullying, and in promoting their prevention and policy.’
– Ji-Kang Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

‘This timely book will significantly advance our understanding of school violence, bullying, and school safety! The scope of this Handbook from leading international scholars is unmatched and fills a void in our literature. This comprehensive work will be a key resource for doctoral students, researchers, practitioners, and school leaders.’
– Jamie M. Ostrov, University at Buffalo, US

‘The Handbook of School Violence, Bullying and Safety presents a comprehensive exploration of one of the most pressing issues in education today. With contributions from esteemed experts worldwide, this Handbook is an invaluable resource for educators, policymakers, and anyone committed to creating safer and more inclusive learning environments. A must-read for anyone invested in the well-being of children.''
– Frida Warg, World Anti-Bullying Forum

‘A fantastic read that addresses what we all need to engage in to fulfil our global promise to children, that violence against children, including bullying, should cease by 2030 in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals and children''s rights. With excellent examples from around the world illustrating how bullying and violence are a shared global issue requiring international cooperation and learning, I am truly excited about the potential impact of this handbook. Most of all, I love all the concrete and innovative solutions for prevention and intervention that conclude the Handbook. We already know so much; together, I believe it''s entirely possible to halve bullying globally, if only we collaborate. The urgency is evident.’
– Magnus Loftsson, World Anti-Bullying Forum

‘The Handbook of School Violence, Bullying and Safety is a world-class compendium of actionable research insights and strategies for scholars and practitioners alike, providing a compelling picture of the cultural and contextual aspects of the problems at hand. This knowledge is shared across 40 unique chapters that provide theoretically-sound and empirically supported findings and implications.’
– Sameer Hinduja, Florida Atlantic University, US

Foreword xxx
Introduction xxxv
1 Perspectives on school bullying: context, definition, and treatment 2
Ellen W. deLara
2 The social ecology of bullying: how normative beliefs about aggression
shape bully and bystander roles 17
Concetta Esposito, Dario Bacchini, and Mirella Dragone
3 Teen dating violence and school safety: issues and policy recommendations 31
Laura Finley
4 Performance-based measures, experimental approaches, and intensive
repeated measures to examine interpersonal characteristics of victims 44
Minita Franzen, Peter J. de Jong, René Veenstra, and Marije aan het Rot
5 Relational aggression among school-aged children and adolescents in
international contexts 57
Constantinos M. Kokkinos and Ioanna Voulgaridou
6 Powering up the social-ecological model: a new perspective on the role
of power, privilege, and oppression in identity-based bullying 71
Kyla Mayne and Wendy Craig
7 Peer aggression in preschool settings: conceptualization, precursors,
and addressing responses 92
Raúl Navarro and Beatriz Víllora
8 Bullying theory, research, and practice: one-sided coin? 107
Jacek Pyżalski, Jakub T. Mr—z, and Małgorzata W—jcik
9 The authoritative perspective, bullying, and implementation 121
Ida Risanger Sjursø and Pål Roland
10 An ethological perspective on bullying: answering Tinbergen’s four questions 134
Alexander Wettstein, Ida Schneider, and Sebastian Wachs
11 Student violence against high school teachers in Africa: the context,
impacts, and interventions 151
Richard Abayomi Aborisade
12 School violence and adolescent mental health in Africa: agenda for
research, policy, and practice 167
Samuel Adjorlolo and Yvonne Yawa Battanis
13 Bullying and its associated factors among adolescents: a Nigerian perspective 181
Temitope Oyinlola Jegede, Olanrewaju Ibigbami, Tolulope Opeoluwa Jegede,
Joyce Ohiole Omoaregba, and Mosunmola Florence Tunde-Ayinmode
14 Bullying and experiences of violence among gender and sexual minority youth 194
Dorothy L. Espelage, Alberto Valido, and Luz E. Robinson
15 Responding to the aftermath of school shootings: the case of Robb
Elementary School 209
Jun Sung Hong, Luz E. Robinson, Anthony A. Peguero, and Alberto Valido
16 Cyberbullying, digital technology, and social media use: research and
Practical Implications for U.S. Schools 218
Amanda B. Nickerson, Stephanie Fredrick, Dylan Harrison, and Lucia Sun
17 School-based bullying experiences among youth enrolled in music ensembles 229
Jared R. Rawlings
18 Mass school shootings: promising approaches for prevention and response 242
Jaclyn Schildkraut and Emily A. Greene-Colozzi
19 School violence, bullying, and cyberbullying in South America: risks,
protective factors, and interventions 256
Jorge J. Varela, Christian Berger, Enrique Chaux, Rafael Miranda, Carolina
Lisboa, and Cindy Tatiana L—pez Orellana
20 Immigration, race and ethnicity, and school bullying in the United States 269
Kay S. Varela, Sanna King, Krystlelynn Caraballo, Yasmiyn Irizarry, Janice
Iwama, Angélica Lopez, Sabina Low, Xin Jiang, Jennifer M. Bondy, and
Anthony A. Peguero
21 Cyberbullying identification, prevention, and intervention in the
Philippines: observations and inputs 287
Inero Ancho, Gilbert S. Arrieta, and Roxanne T. Bongco
22 Understanding violence against teachers in Israel: prevalence, risk
factors, outcomes, theory, and implications for research, practice 299
Ruth Berkowitz, Naama Bar-on Shmilovitch, Mahira Ghadban, Shay S.
Tzafrir, and Guy Enosh
23 The current state of school violence in South Korea 313
JongSerl Chun, Wonbin Her, Jinyung Kim, and Jungup Lee
24 A comparison of the anti-bullying policies between the United States
and China 334
Ziqiang Han and Rui Sun
25 School bullying and cyberbullying in Singapore: prevalence, predictors,
and outcomes 347
Jungup Lee, Rebecca P. Ang, and Hoi Shan Cheung
26 Bullying and victimization among adolescents in India: a socio-cultural
perspective 362
Niharika Thakkar, Mitch van Geel, and Paul Vedder
27 Bullying in Ukraine 377
Viktor Burlaka, Oleksii Serdiuk, and Vitalii Panok
28 What is a safe and good learning environment in a diverse classroom?
Bias-based bullying and religious education in Norwegian schools 389
Hildegunn Fandrem and Geir Skeie
29 Teachers’ bullying intervention competence: a German study on aspects
of crucial competence for bullying interventions in schools 402
Saskia M. Fischer and Ludwig Bilz
30 An overview of school violence in Kosovo: implications for
intervention in low resource settings 416
Kaltrina Kelmendi, Aliriza Arënliu, and Jon Konjufca
31 Bullying research in Estonia: An overview 429
Kristi Kõiv and Karin Naruskov
32 Ethnicity- and race-based cyberbullying among adolescents in Europe 447
Anja Schultze-Krumbholz
33 Listening to the Voices of the School Community as part of the
welcoming, empowerment, and monitoring approach (WEMA) to
improve school outcomes 460
Rami Benbenishty, Ron Avi Astor, and Avi Benbenishty
34 Exploring the cognitive predictors of indirect bullying with implications
for prevention and intervention 480
Laura M. Crothers, Jered B. Kolbert, and Ara J. Schmitt
35 Innovative school-based interventions for reactive and proactive
aggressors in school bullying 496
Annis Lai Chu FUNG and Liping Fu
36 Tailored bullying prevention: what successful schools do and what we
can learn about implementation when using a whole-community approach 511
Björn Johansson
37 The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: an international overview,
evaluation, and implementation 527
Susan P. Limber and Kyrre Breivik
38 How innovative instructional methods can reduce peer victimization:
considerations for novel intervention targets 542
Sabina Low, Samantha Gregus, and Mark J. Van Ryzin
39 The moral domain in peer relationships: opportunities for interventions
to prevent bullying 556
Eva M. Romera, Ana Bravo, Antonio Camacho, and Rosario Ortega-Ruiz
40 Restorative approaches to address bullying and climate 568
Samuel Y. Song, Yin Cai, Karisa Deandra S. Odrunia, and Haeeun Lee
Afterword: after a world tour 578
Dewey G. Cornell
Appendix: resources 583
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