The program was also designed to gain the positive participation of teachers and parents; impose limits on unacceptable behaviors and to provide consistent but non-corporal punishment for violators (Carney & Merrell, 2001). This program is also meant to include the monitoring of the children in the home and school settings, with the adults (parents or teachers) expected to be responsible for the child’s learning and social relationships.This program involves various components or elements of involvement: from the school-level, the individual-level, the classroom level, and the community level (Carney & Merrell, 2001). These four components all have a role to play in stopping bullying in school. They also help to coordinate and sustain the efforts against bullying in order to ensure that bullying activities are stopped not just in one aspect of the child’s life, but in others as well. And only with the healthy coordination of these components can an effective anti-bullying program be implemented.On the school-level, Orweus program sets forth that there is a need to establish first a Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee (Olweus, 2010). This committee will help coordinate efforts of the school, the home, the community, and the classroom against bullying. This committee usually includes a “school administrator, a teacher representative from each grade, a guidance counselor and/or school-based mental health professional, and parent and student representatives” n. It is also important for the. Problems of Bullying.
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Outline an approach you would recommend for a school eager to reduce bullying.
Include strategies at the individual, group, and systems level. Discuss how you would
evaluate each element of your proposed intervention. Topic 11 deals with evaluation
but a number of the other recommended readings will also be useful.
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