A simplified guide to applications

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A simplified guide to applications

Method When commonly applied
1 The use of direct sanctions In serious and/or criminal cases, repeated non- compliance
2 School Tribunals With very careful overseeing by staff
3 Serious talks As a part of many of the strategies
4 Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) When the school wishes to eliminate undesirable behaviour without employing counselling or acting to bring about or restore positive relationships.
5 Strengthening the victim In cases of low level (usually verbal) harassment when it is believed the victim can be trained to cope by acquiring more appropriate social and verbal skills.
6 Mediation When students in dispute both want help from a mediator. (Children who bully only rarely want to seek mediation.)
7 Restorative approaches In cases in where the perpetrator can be induced to become sincerely remorseful and act restoratively.
8 The Support Group Method In cases of bullying by groups and the perpetrators are prepared to cooperate at a meeting with a practitioner plus other students and assist in putting things right.
9 The Method of Shared Concern In cases of bullying by groups where the suspected perpetrators individually agree to help to reduce the distress of the victim and subsequently formulate and execute a plan at a meeting with the 'victim' to resolve the problem.