Ken Rigby's Response To Bullying In Schools

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In response to bullying in schools, the approach mainly focuses on undesired behaviors and apply sanctions. However, this often fails, so an alternative approach is to inquire into the motivations of those who bully and identify the desires that bullying behavior seeks to satisfy. Ken Rigby points out that “In a series of 17 case studies, which focused on students between the ages of 8 and 16 years, it was reported that some of them manifested considerable hostility towards their victim whom they regard as having provoked their aggressive behavior, whilst some others revealed that they had been merely ‘going along with the crowd’ not to miss the fun, or occasionally because it seemed the safest thing to do” (Rigby, 2012). Thus, the desire to
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