Teacher journal archive (2008-2011)

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Bullying : not acting up but acting against bullying


Bullying remains a remarkably constant problem in schools and virtually all students worry about it. An evidence-based program called Acting Against Bullying, which has been trialled and refined for over a decade in Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden, is proving to be a successful way of managing bullying. The program uses drama to explore bullying by acting out a whole range of bullying scenarios that allows students to create and experiment with realistic models of bullying, including ones from their own lives. Another recent program, Bullyfree TV, offers parents and children a range of strategies for families to deal with bullying together. [Author abstract, ed]

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