Bullying is not a new phenomenon in the social lives of school-aged children but in recent years a great deal more attention has been paid to bullying because of the apparent rise in the number of publicized incidents. Teachers, parents, school administrators, community leaders and social scientists are on the alert not just for bullies, but also for methods of prevention. This paper uses scholarly research articles to review and critique the current problems related to bullying.

The Literature on Bullying

A peer-reviewed article in the journal Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health reports that there is a strong link between those children who act out bullying behaviors in early childhood and their later involved with the criminal justice system. In other words, young people who engage in bullying others may well expect to be on the wrong side of law enforcement later in life. The outcome of the authors' research...
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