Bullying Issues In Schools

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Over the last few decades bullying has turned into a major issue confronting the educational division as being a global problem, heavily constituting to the physical and psychological damages of adolescents in schools (Cole, Cornell, and Sheras, 2006). The Australian Education Authorities, (2018) states that the national definition of bullying for Australian schools as; Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). The (World Health Organisation
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According to Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (2001), interventions that took place obtained a holistic, whole-school approach where educational content was used to allow students to develop a social and emotional standpoint of the issue, bullying. The Australian Government also provided support and professional guidance to teachers and other school staff on how best to maintain a positive school climate. The Australian Government and council affiliates have suggested many campaigns to help with the rising issue such as ‘The Safe Schools Anti-Bullying Initiative (Safe Schools)’ (2015), a campaign aimed to help understand and address bullying by training school staff, sending professionals to give advice and support for school staff, and by promoting youth leadership. Bullying. No Way! Is paired and associated with the Australian Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group and Australian Education Authorities (2018). Bullying. No Way! Is an initiative of all Australian education sectors working together to promote safe and supportive school communities. Furthermore, a variety of support and information can be accessed online via; Reach Out program, Beyond blue, Headspace, Australian Psychological Society, and Australian Guidance and Counselling Association to name a few. Lastly, the (National Safe Schools Framework [NSSF] 2010) from the Australian Education Department is working together to change school anti-bullying policies. Ensuring a sufficient and comprehensive policy is created, these anti-bullying interventions may reduce bullying behaviours by an average of 20-23 percent Ttofi and Farrington (2011). In some cases, Evans, Fraser and Cotter (2014) found that anti-bullying interventions decreased bullying victimisation by 67%. Research and findings has backed up that

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