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 Bullying in Brief  

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 The Quiz  


Given below is a set of statements relating to school bullying. You are asked to indicate whether you think each statement is true or false by placing a tick in the appropriate column.

In some cases you may not feel sure, but please make up your mind as to what you think is probably the case. Try not to leave any unanswered.

Your name is not needed but we are interested in whether you are (i) a teacher (ii) a teacher and a parent or (iii) a parent and not a teacher. Also whether you are male or female. 


 Your role.
 Gender.

 Where do you live?
 
1.

Bullying in schools is becoming more and more prevalent throughout the world.
2.

Bullying occurs when a person or group repeatedly abuses their power over someone. 
3.
Research indicates that about 1 child in 6 is bullied in schools on a weekly basis.  
4.
Children who are bullied never act provocatively.  
5.
Deliberate unfair exclusion is a form of bullying.  
6.
Typically bullying occurs when no-one is watching. 
7.
Bystanders usually speak out when they see bullying happening.  
8.
The direct influence of teachers on bystander behaviour is generally stronger than that of student peers.  
9.
Boys tend to bully more than girls, especially physically. 
10.
Victimisation (being bullied) at school tends to increase with age. 
11.
The prevalence of bullying in school is much the same in all countries.
 
12.
When children leave their primary school and enter a secondary school bullying typically decreases.  
13.
Children with high self-esteem are less likely to bully others.  
14.
Most bullying nowadays is through cyber technology.  
15.

Children who are cyber bullied are more often than not also being bullied at school using traditional means.  
16.
Children should be taught to delete every offensive message they receive on their computer.  
17.
Bullying has at times been conceived as the desire to hurt someone or put them under pressure.  
18.
Children identified as repeated victims of school bullying in primary schools have been reported as having much poorer mental health than others as adults.  
19.
Schoolchildren tend to bully more as they get older.  
20.
Bullying at school is predictive of a greater a likelihood of children engaging in crime as adults. 
21.
Bullying is a statutory offence punishable by law.
22.
Schools have no legal obligations in responding to cases of bullying.
 
23.
Insecure attachment to a caregiver in infancy is related to being involved in bully-victim problems later as schoolchildren. 
24.
 Genetic factors can influence whether a child will bully at school. 
25.
Strong parental protection does not increase the risk that a child will be bullied at school.  

 
26.
Parents of children who are being bullied should sort out the problem with the parents of the bully. 
27.
Homophobia is a factor that can lead children to bully those they think are gay. 
28.
Classroom management is unrelated to bullying among schoolchildren. 
29.
Children are more likely to tell their teachers than their parents if they are being bullied at school. 
30.
Peer supporters are sometimes trained to be mediators to resolve student conflicts.
 
31.
The most effective way of stopping a case of bullying is to punish the offender.  
32.
Some children quit bullying when they become aware of the hurt they have caused.  
33.
According to teachers their interventions in cases of bullying are successful in about two cases out of three.  
34.
Restorative practices seek to induce a state of remorse on the part of the offender.  
35.
The Support Group Method involves a meeting at which the perpetrators, their target and supporters of the target discuss how the bullying problem can be resolved.  
36.
Positive Behavior Support promotes a non-punitive approach for dealing with cases of schoolyard bullying.  
37.
The Method of Shared Concern is considered inappropriate for use in cases of group bullying when there has been some provocation.  
38.
For mediation to occur those involved should be free to discontinue their involvement in the procedure if they so wish.  
39.
'Fogging' is a technique taught to children to enable them to cope more effectively when peers try to bully them.  
40.
 It is widely agreed that schools should have an anti-bullying policy and adopt a whole-school approach. 

 


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