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Bullying and parents

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Bullying is an extreme form of social exclusion, which hits a significant number of children in schools and institutions. The amount of 11 year old children reported being bullied from 42 countries 2013-2014 was approximately 10 % for girls and 12 % for boys according to the HBSC Study released 2016. The definition of bullying is under debate among researchers. Some researchers emphasize aggressive respectively vulnerable individual personality traits as a basic premise for the emergence of bullying behavior. Others conceptualize bullying as an effect of dysfunctional social mechanisms in groups.
Following such diverse understandings of how to define and understand bullying, the part played by parents in children’s bullying practices is also being discussed by researchers. Researchers who work with understandings of bullying as an effect of deficits in individual children tend to explain these as a consequence of inadequate upbringing, whereas researchers who explain bullying behavior as an effect of dysfunctional social patterns in groups of children (and adults) tend to focus upon the ways in which the parents interact with each other and with the school professionals as one among many different aspects involved in the processes and outcomes of the whole school environment.
TitelThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies
RedaktørerDaniel Thomas Cook
Antal sider3
UdgivelsesstedThousand Oaks, California
ForlagSAGE Publications
ISBN (trykt)978-1-4739-4292-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-5297-1438-8
StatusUdgivet - 2020


  • Bullying in school, Bullying and parents, Mobning, Grundskole, Forældre/Forældresamarbejde, Skole-hjem-samarbejde

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