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There is a substantial body of research on which anti-bullying practice, guidance and policy has been based. This section provides links to selected examples of full reports and research briefings that give quick introductions to research on a range of anti-bullying related topics.


Tackling bullying, using evidence, learning lessons (2009)

The CfBT/Coventry Anti-Bullying Development and Research (D&R) Project focused on tackling bullying in Coventry schools using strategies developed through development and research. Report and case studies of a collaborative experiment between ten practitioners, a local authority advisor and an educational researcher. Spanning primary, secondary and special school contexts, it has generated insight into: tackling girls' bullying, working with bullying survivors, understanding in-lesson bullying, improving play during lunchtimes and developing peer support.

Bullying and the Community - research briefing (2007) Unit for School & Family Studies, Goldsmiths University

Review of research on bullying outside of the school or home environment, and how this interacts with bullying within school


NCB, 2007, Bullying and disability

This spotlight briefing paper examines the evidence about bullying of disabled children and young people, the legislative and policy context, and effective prevention strategies.


Ball S, Bystander research briefing

This briefing examines the role of bystanders in bullying situations and summarises recent research


Smith Peter, Mahdavi Jess, Carvalho Manuel and Tippett Neil Cyberbullying: research report Unit for School & Family Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Report of research into cyberbullying, including text message bullying, email bullying, chat room bullying, and bullying by phone calls. Includes a useful summary of research to date and advice on combating cyber bullying.


How can schools best support pupils showing bullying behaviours? Unit for School & Family Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London (January 2008)

This briefing reviews widely used interventions which can be used by schools to provide support for children and young people who bully others.


Tackling bullying in schools: a mapping of approaches (2008) Anti-Bullying Alliance research group, Goldsmiths College, University of London,

This document maps the range of approaches to bullying currently being applied in English schools. It is based on a literature review by the Anti-Bullying Alliance research group at Goldsmiths College, University of London.


Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

Report from US internet safety task force. Assesses how technology can improve online safety of children and young people. Includes a literature review and technical report.


Every school should have one: how peer support schemes make schools better (2008)

Using first-hand accounts from teachers, pupils and staff, this 16-page report highlights the incredibly positive effects peer support can have on pupils and schools. Pupils explain how peer support has improved their self-confidence, helped them overcome problems, and turned their schools into better places. Finally, the report looks at what makes peer support work in any school - and the basic mistakes that can undermine a well-intentioned programme.


School report: the experiences of young gay people in Britain's schools (2007)

This report from Stonewall, part of their Education for All campaign against homophobic bullying in schools, is based on a survey of over 1,100 gay, lesbian and bisexual young people.

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