Articles' Major Points and Links to Content
Article 1. Ron Banks, "Bullying in Schools"
- Banks talks about how bullying is international in scope and how to deal with it so that students will be safe in school.
- The author wants us to know how widespread the problem is and that it exists in schools throughout the world.
- The audience might be educators, since he seems to be worried about school climate
Article 2. Tara Kuther, "Understanding Bullying"
- Kuther talks about all kinds of bullying in school, including those that are not easy to identify.
- She wants us to know more about bullying, and she offers advice about how to prevent it or deal with it.
- The article is from the PTA magazine, so her audience is teachers and parents.
Article 3. Mark Brown, "Life After Bullying"
- Brown gives anecdotes about kids at school who suffer because of other kids, so he will show how to help these kids.
- Brown wants us to see how cruel kids can be to each other for reasons that are not good.
- This article is from the PTA Web site, so the audience is teachers and parents of children in school.
Article 4. Colleen Newquist, "Bully-Proof Your school" (paragraphs 1 and 2)
- Newquist makes the point that bullying is not easily solved and is a serious problem worldwide.
- You can tell from the title that she will propose a plan to solve bullying in school.
- This article is from Education World, so it is probably for educators.
Article 5. Kathiann Kowalski, "How to Handle a Bully"
- Kowalski tells us how to stop bullying.
- Kowalski thinks bullying is "mean," and she tells us about various ways to stop it.
- This article was published in Current Health, so it is probably intended for health professionals and perhaps counselors in schools.
Article 6. "Keep a Lid on Bullying with a Complaint Box"
- A complaint box can help reduce bullying at schools.
- One small change can make a big difference.
- There is no information about the author, but it was published in Curriculum Review, so probably the audience is school administrators and teachers.
Article 7. Pamela Kan-Rice, "School Bullies Are Often Also Victims; Feeling Safe Reduces Youth Bullying"
- Because Oakland could be a typical middle school, and its bullies are often victims of bullying, the author tries to show how helping bullies will reduce bullying in the schools.
- The author shows how bullies may have been victims and how stopping the cycle will help stop bullying.
- This is a newspaper article, so the audience is people who read newspapers - almost anyone.
Article 8. Barbara Coloroso, The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
- Coloroso shows how big a problem bullying is in schools.
- The author wants to prove that bullying is a big problem that should be addressed.
- This is a book that anyone could read, so anyone interested in the problem would be her audience.
Article 9. Dan Olweus, "A Profile of Bullying at School"
- This article shows how bullying is increasing and how adults can make it worse or make it better.
- The author shows how adults can make a difference to the problem of bullying.
- The author is director of a group against bullying in Norway, so he is probably addressing adults who are concerned with children in Norway. (Although, this article is from an American educational journal, which can be internationally accessed.)
Article 10. Eleanor Migliore, "Eliminate Bullying in Your Classroom"
- The article shows how to reduce (or eliminate, as the title implies) bullying in schools.
- The author makes concrete suggestions for educators on intervention to reduce bullying.
- The article was published in a journal for educators, so it is for school administrators and teachers.
Article 11. Michael D. Lemonick, "The Bully Blight"
- The article shows that bullying is more harmful than anyone realized.
- The author brings the (big) problem of bullying to the attention of Time readers and shows that, although it is not always obvious, there are ways to reduce it.
- The article was published in Time magazine, so it is for the general public.
Article 12. Tonja B. Nansel et al., "Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth: Prevalance and Association with Psychological Adjustment"
(Available upon request)
- The article shows that youth bullying is increasingly recognized as a problem that affects one's well-being and social functioning.
- The authors examine scientific and medical evidence that bullying affects psychosocial adjustment.
- The article was originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, so its primary audience is medical personnel, such as doctors, psychologists, and nurses.
Article 13. Peter K. Smith, Kirsten C. Madsen, and Janet C. Moody, "What Causes the Age Decline in Reports of Being Bullied at School? Towards a Developmental Analysis of Risks of Being Bullied"
(Available upon request)
- The article establishes that there is an age decline in bullying from middle school to high school related to the age of students and suggests why.
- The authors examine the causes of this age decline so that steps appropriate to the age of students can be taken to prevent bullying.
- The article was published in Educational Research, the journal of National Foundation for Educational Research based in Berkshire, UK. "Drawing upon projects in universities and research centres worldwide, it is a leading forum for informed thinking on issues of contemporary concern in education. The journal is of interest to academics, researchers, and those people concerned with mediating research findings to policy makers and practitionaers" <http://www.nfer.ac.uk/publications/educational-research-journal.cfm>
- The journal makes clear that the audience is academic and interested in issues in education.