Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 1(2), pp. 33 - 41
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010201
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Bystanders are the Key to Stopping Bullying

Ms. Sharon Padgett*, Dr. Charles E. Notar
Jacksonville State University


Bullying is the dominance over another. Bullying occurs when there is an audience. Peer bystanders provide an audience 85% of instances of bullying. If you remove the audience bullying should stop. The article is a review of literature (2002-2013) on the role of bystanders; importance of bystanders; why bystanders behave as they do; resources to help bystanders, parents, and schools to combat bullying; and established anti bullying programs with a bystander component are discussed.

Bullying, Bystanders, Cyberbullying, Special Needs

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Ms. Sharon Padgett , Dr. Charles E. Notar . "Bystanders are the Key to Stopping Bullying." Universal Journal of Educational Research 1.2 (2013) 33 - 41. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010201.