Cross, D., Monks, H., Hall, M., Shaw, T., Pintabona, Y., Erceg, E., et al. (2011). Three year results of the Friendly Schools whole-of-school intervention on children's bullying behavior. British Educational Research Journal, 37, 105–129.
NPM: 7-2: Child Safety/Injury (10-17 years)
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): SCHOOL, Teacher/Staff Training, Bullying Committee, PARENT/FAMILY, Training (Parent/Family), Presentation/Meeting/Information Session/Event, CLASSROOM, Presentation/meeting/information Session (Classroom), CAREGIVER, Home Visit (caregiver), Education/Training (caregiver), School Rules
Intervention Results:Results indicate that intervention students were significantly less likely to observe bullying at 12, 24 and 36 months and be bullied after 12 and 36 months, and significantly more likely to tell if bullied after 12 months than comparison students. No differences were found for self-reported perpetration of bullying. The findings suggest whole-of-school programs that engage students in their different social contexts appear to reduce their experiences of being bullied and increase their likelihood of telling someone if they are bullied. The program appears to be most effective in Grade 4 and possibly Grade 6 but not in Grade 5, and not for bullying of another student. This group of students may require greater support for behavior change through selective and targeted approaches.