Contents. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The Cares of Parents. 3. The Nature of Bullying. 4. The Research into Bullying in Schools. 5. Your Children at School. 6. On Telling. 7. Bystanders. 8. Parenting and Healthy Child Development. 9. Parents as Life Educators. 10. Parents Helping Children with Bullying Problems. 11. What Good Schools are Doing about Bullying. 12. Some Questions and Answers. Notes. Appendices. References
Ken Rigby is Adjunct Professor of Research for the School of Education at the University of South Australia. A former teacher, Rigby has served as both a national and educational consultant in addressing problems of school safety and bullying in schools. He has published widely in both academic and professional journals, especially on peer victimization, and has written seven books on bullying including Bullying in Schools: How successful can interventions be? (2004, co-authored with Peter K. Smith and Debra Pepler).
This is simply the best, most up-to-date, most detailed and most thoughtful book about school bullying that you could hope to find. ( Research Papers in Education , August 2009) It is a book for parents that draws extensively on research as well as being a practical manual that offers strategies to prevent and combat bullying. The book will certainly be a helpful one to educators as well as parents .Ken Rigby's lucid writing style makes it an easy book to read .The author's laudable aim to produce an academic book, research-based but accessible to a non-professional readership is an aim that is manifestly achieved. Children and Bullying contains a refreshing balance of anecdote and information, research and strategy. As a parent it is, for me, reassuring and eminently practical. As a teacher it provides a clear sense of direction in terms of what has been successful in other schools .And as someone who now who works with both teachers and parents, it is a book I shall recommend to both without hesitation. ( Educational Psychology , November 2008)