School bullying before and during COVID-19: Results from a population-based randomized design.

  title={School bullying before and during COVID-19: Results from a population-based randomized design.},
  author={Tracy Vaillancourt and Heather Brittain and Amanda Krygsman and Ann H. Farrell and Sally Landon and Debra J. Pepler},
  journal={Aggressive behavior},
We examined the impact of COVID-19 on bullying prevalence rates in a sample of 6578 Canadian students in Grades 4 to 12. To account for school changes associated with the pandemic, students were randomized at the school level into two conditions: (1) the pre-COVID-19 condition, assessing bullying prevalence rates retrospectively before the pandemic, and (2) the current condition, assessing rates during the pandemic. Results indicated that students reported far higher rates of bullying… 

Bullying Interrupted: Victimized Students in Remote Schooling During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Juuso RepoSanna HerkamaC. Salmivalli
  • Psychology, Education
    International journal of bullying prevention : an official publication of the International Bullying Prevention Association
  • 2022
We investigated how the transition to remote schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic affected the rates of bullying victimization among students in primary and lower secondary education and analyzed

The COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupted Both School Bullying and Cyberbullying

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A Meta-Analytical Review of Gender-Based School Bullying in Spain

These rates of gender-based school bullying in Spain reveal the need to develop specific preventive strategies in schools and greater awareness of affective-sexual diversity and respect for those who do not conform to traditional gender roles should be promoted.

Cyberbullying Among Asian American Youth Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Sibling, Peer, and Cyber Bullying Among Children and Adolescents: Co-occurrence and Implications for Their Adjustment

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Bullying at school: basic facts and effects of a school based intervention program.

  • D. Olweus
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • 1994
The author reviewed both literature dealing with the incidence of bullying in schools in Norway and Sweden and the results of an evaluation of a school intervention program aimed at bullying, finding no empirical support for three common myths about bullying.

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