Bullying in elementary schools
Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma
The goal of this study was to report key descriptive data from 1,588 third through fifth graders who completed a survey regarding their perceptions of bullying in schools. Key findings were that 40 % of third through fifth graders reported being bullied, while girls reported being victims of bullying more often than boys. When bullying was reported to a school administrator or a parent/guardian, only about 19 % of those bullied reported that bullying stopped completely; 16 % reported that bullying had stopped for a while, and 11 % indicated that bullying never stopped and in some cases got worse. 32 % of the students reported that the school had done little or nothing to reduce bullying. Our results underscore the need for early intervention.
Kevorkian, M. M.,
Earnhardt, M. P.,
Kennedy, T. D.,
(2016). Bullying in elementary schools. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 9(4), 267-276.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/1802