OJJDP Bulletin Discusses Bullying in Schools
December 16, 2011
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released Bullying in Schools: An Overview.
This bulletin examines the connection between different types and frequencies of bullying, truancy, and student achievement, and whether students' engagement in school mediates these factors. It discusses the results of three studies conducted in 2007 at the National Center for School Engagement, and compares these results with those from a Swedish study. The authors conclude that victimization in the form of bullying can distance students from learning. Schools can overcome this negative effect if they adopt strategies that engage students in their work, creating positive learning environments that produce academic achievement.
Bullying in Schools: An Overview (NCJ 234205) is available online at www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/234205.pdf.
Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
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