THE P.E.A.C.E. PACK & S.I.T.E. SOFTWARE: Interventions to Reduce Bullying in Australian Schools

Jury Mohyla, Phillip Slee

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    Abstract

    Background: The evidence is now quite clear that bullying in schools is an international problem. Bullying is widely regarded as a particularly destructive form of aggression with harmful physical, social and emotional outcomes for all involved (bullies, victims and bystanders), with particular risks for children with special needs. The research of the last 25 years confirms its widespread nature where it is most likely in groups from which the potential victim cannot escape eg schools. In 1994 an Australian Commonwealth Government inquiry, following on from the pioneering work of research documented by Smith, Morita, Olweus, Junger-tas, Catalano & Slee (1999), heralded a growing awareness of the need to address the issue of school violence, particularly bullying. Internationally, researchers, including Smith (2003) have identified the impact of intervention programs to reduce school bullying. In Australia, a nationally and internationally used, systemically based, intervention program called the P.E.A.C.E. Pack, has previously been shown in primary schools to be effective in reducing bullying in primary schools. Synergic Information Technology & Education (S.I.T.E.) software is versatile and multifunctional, and is discussed in detail as a survey instrument that allows a school to administer a survey, collate the data and obtain feedback on student perceptions of bullying in the school.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExcellence in Scholarship
    Subtitle of host publicationTranscending Transdisciplinarity in Teacher Education
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Pages177-186
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462092570
    ISBN (Print)9462092567, 9789462092563
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

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