publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

The repercussions of reporting bullying: some experiences of students at an independent secondary school

Niamh O'Brien; Carol Munn-Giddings; Tina Moules;
Open Access
  • Published: 15 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article reports on the complex web experienced by young people when making decisions to report bullying in school. The study was conducted in the secondary school of an independent day and boarding school in the East of England. A Participatory Action Research approach was used with student voice and perspective at its core. This study involved five students as co-researchers with the first author to explore the concept of ‘snitching’ about bullying. Data were collected from the wider student group through a variety of methods including questionnaires, focus groups and interviews. The findings suggest that the process of reporting bullying is more complex t...
free text keywords: Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Loyalty, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Participatory action research, Physical abuse, Psychology, Friendship, Negotiation, Aggression, medicine.symptom, medicine, Action research, Social psychology, Focus group
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