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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Covert Bullying Research Projects

Covert Bullying Research Projects

The emergence of new technologies has led to covert and cyber bullying becoming an issue for many schools. The Australian Government has commissioned two research projects to better understand these issues and the impact on Australian schools.

The first study investigated the prevalence and impact of covert bullying in Australian school communities - the Australian Covert Bullying Prevalence Study and was conducted by Edith Cowan University. The report provides information at a national level about what constitutes covert bullying, the prevalence of bullying and its impact on victims and perpetrators. The report recommends actions for the Australian Government, state and territory education authorities and schools, to address covert and cyber bullying in Australian schools.

The second study, Behind the Scenes: Insights into the Human Dimension of Covert Bullying was conducted by the University of South Australia in conjunction with Flinders University. This project explored real life experiences of individuals exposed to covert bullying (victim/ perpetrator/ bystander/ teacher/ parent).

Both projects have been completed and the findings can be found on this website.

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