Describes how social bullying is defined, what distinguishes it from other types of aggression, how commonly it occurs in schools, and what factors contribute to social bullying involvement. It also summarizes research findings concerning the impacts of social bullying on individual social development and adjustment and identifies implications for school learning environments. The last section describes school-based approaches for preventing and reducing social bullying.
Social Bullying: Correlates, Consequences, and Prevention
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
U.S. Department of Education