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TITLE OF DOCUMENT:

Bullying and vexation amongst the pupils – The dark side of school violence

NAME OF AUTHOR(S):

Jean-Pierre Bellon and Bertrand Gardette

NAME OF PUBLISHER:

EEEditions Fabert - Collection : Penser le monde de l'enfant 19August 2010 ISBN-10: 2849221023 ISBN-13: 978-2849221020

LANGUAGE OF DOCUMENT:

French

LANGUAGE OF THE REVIEW:

English

KEYWORDS:

School bullying

DOCUMENT TYPOLOGY:

Book

TARGET GROUP OF PUBLICATION:

Parents, Policy Makers, Teachers, Researchers, Young People, School Directors.

SIZE OF THE PUBLICATION:

Over 100 pages

DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS:

Mockeries, unpleasant nicknames, insults, threats, machination of isolation, rumors... all these little malevolent actions can, when repeated, make the pupils’ everyday life totally intolerable. This form of school violence, that is named school-bullying in England, remains quite unknown in France.
However, according to a survey carried out by the authors of that book on a sample of three thousands pupils, 10% of them confess that they are regular victims of bullying.

REVIEWER’S COMMENTS ON THE DOCUMENT:

Jean-Pierre Bellon and Bertrand Gardette present a in-depth analysis of the bullying amongst pupils by showing what is different and what is common with the other kinds of violence. Through numerous testimonies, they describe how the phenomenon is daily experienced by the different persons concerned: the victims, their parents, the different witnesses and even the bulliers. They also show how different prevention strategies can allow stopping this dark side of school violence.

NAME OF THE REVIEWING ORGANISATION:

INFOREF

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