Parent perspectives on bullying in schools

Prof Kenneth Rigby, Adjunct professor University of South Australia. According to a recent government-funded survey of 167 Australian parents with children attending school, 50% reported that their child had been bullied; of these 80% reported that their children had been upset by the experience; and 30% that their child had stayed away from school as a consequence (Rigby and Johnson, 2016). Not surprisingly, the parents of bullied children tend to …

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