Bullying is not a normal part of childhood and is considered to be a serious public health problem. Recognizing that bullying behavior is an issue that demands the concerted and coordinated time and attention of parents, educators and school administrators, health care providers, policy makers, families, and others concerned with the care of children, Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice evaluates the state of the science on biological and psychosocial consequences of peer victimization and the risk and protective factors that either increase or decrease peer victimization behavior and consequences. This publication is free to read or download.
Bullying has long been tolerated as a rite of passage among children and adolescents. There is an implication that individuals who are bullied must have “asked for” this type of treatment, or deserved it. Sometimes, even the child who is bullied …
Related to this publication are several resources, which are also free:
- Preventing Bullying: A Toolkit of Resources – this interactive, online toolkit provides information and guidance on preventing and reducing bullying, with guides tailored for different audiences: youth, parents, teachers, school administrators, community-based leaders, health care providers, policymakers, and researchers. Spanish-language versions of the guides for parents and community-based leaders are also available.
- Videos – “Bullying: Through a Teacher’s Eyes” and “Science Unscrambled”
- Archived webinars – presentations and discussion from the authoring committee on the Resources tab of: https://www.nap.edu/scienceonbullying.