Bullying in Elementary School: An American Perspective

Conn, Kathleen
March 2013
Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table;2013, Vol. 2013 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Bullying in elementary schools is a recognized and widespread occurrence that threatens to rob children of their childhood. Part I of this commentary describes existing scientifically-based research on the nature, extent and effects of the phenomenon on children in United States schools. Part II analyzes the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs currently being adopted and implemented in the U.S. Part III describes and analyzes legislative and judicial responses to the problem. Finally, Part IV presents recommendations and strategies for taking action to prevent and reduce the incidences of bullying in elementary schools.


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