Schools have hitherto achieved quite limited success in dealing with cases of bullying that come to their attention. According to students, as reported in large scale surveys in the England, Australia and the Netherlands, around 50% of students who have reported being bullied at school claim that things did not improve. Teachers report a higher level of success, claiming that they stop bullying in 2 cases out of 3 that they attend to. Whatever is true, there is much room for improvement.
There are at least 9 reactive strategies that are sometimes used by schools.