Special Issue "Interventions to Reduce Bullying and Cyberbullying"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
We are organizing a Special Issue on Interventions to Reduce Bullying and Cyberbullying in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information about the journal, we refer you to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Over recent decades, bullying, and the more recent version of cyberbullying, have come to be recognized as important social and public health issues, generating an increasing volume of publications. It has been understood as a global, international issue, as evidenced in the UNESCO 2017 report on School Violence and Bullying: School Status Report. However, bullying is not only a school phenomenon. It can occur in many contexts such as families, residential homes, colleges, the workplace, prisons, and the armed forces. Wherever it occurs, it can have harmful and pernicious effects, for all involved including bystanders. For the victims especially, outcomes can include loss of self-esteem, depression, health problems, and reduced academic or work performance. Perpetrators, if unchallenged, can learn that this kind of abusive behavior can be carried out with impunity and continue on a pathway of antisocial behavior.
From the origins of research on bullying, there have also been attempts to intervene, noticeably in school settings. These are having some success. An important phase in current research is to document successes and failures in anti-bullying interventions, and relate these to our rapidly growing knowledge base.
This Special Issue aims to document interventions against bullying, including cyberbullying, in schools or in other contexts. Besides being open to different contexts, we also welcome contributions from across the globe, including non-western countries. Failures are important and can be learnt from, as well as successes. The listed keywords suggest a few of many possibilities.
Prof. Dr. Peter Smith
Prof. Dr. Sheri Bauman
Prof. Dr. Dennis Wong
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- Residential homes
- Armed forces