Research on Using “Popular” Students to Help Reduce Bullying – New York Magazine



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“For all of the efforts schools put into reducing bullying, there’s actually a dearth of rigorous evidence about what makes for effective anti-bullying intervention. The classic approach — pile kids into an auditorium and lecture them on the dangers of bullying, perhaps including a sad story about its effects along the way — doesn’t appear to really work. Some researchers believe that the reason it doesn’t work is that students, like people in general, don’t really take their cues for how to behave from authority figures — they take them from their peers. If students think their peers enjoy bullying, or at least aren’t opposed to it, they’ll be more likely to not just engage in bullying themselves, but also to fail to intervene when they see other people doing it.”

MLA Citation:

Singal, Jesse. “Want to End Bullying? Get the Popular Students to Help.” New York Media LLC, 6 Jan. 2016.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <>.

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APA Citation:

Singal, J. (2016, Jan. 6). Want to end bullying? Get the popular students to help. New York Media LLC. Retrieved from

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