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, et al (1999), heralded a growing awareness of the need to address the issue of school violence, particularly bullying. Internationally, researchers, including Smith (Farrington & Ttofi, M (2009) 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 assessing and reducing bullying in primary schools. To date the assessment has relied on written questionnaires. Synergic Information Technology & Education (S.I.T.E.) software is versatile and multi-functional, and is discussed in detail as a computerized 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
    Pages457-461
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event2012 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Education -
    Duration: 14 Jul 2012 → …

    Conference

    Conference2012 7th International Conference on Computer Science & Education
    Period14/07/12 → …

    Keywords

    • bullying
    • intervention
    • multifunction software
    • systemic

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