THE FREE OF BULLYING
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Kofoed, J. & D. M. Søndergaard (editors) (2009): Mobning – sociale processer på afveje. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag.
One of the studies from the Danish research project Exploring Bullying in Schools (eXbus). An anthology containing texts by, among others, Dorte Marie Søndergaard and Helle Rabøl Hansen, who must be regarded as the leading bullying researchers in Denmark. Jette Kofoed also writes about online bullying, and Nina Hein explores parental positions in bullying among school children. The anthology is a counterargument to the bullying perspective of pioneers of bullying research such as Dan Olweus. It describes the community-oriented view of bullying that Free of Bullying is based on.
Kofoed, J. & D. M. Søndergaard (editors) (2013): Mobning gentænkt. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag.
A continuaion of the above-mentioned anthology.
Exploring Bullying in Schools (eXbus) website
For more information about the eXbus research project and a list of English sources linked to the community-based view of bullying, visit their website.
Schott, R.M. & D.M. Søndergaard (editors) (2014): School Bullying: New Theories in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The communtiy-based view of bullying described in an English article.
Hansen, H.R. m.fl. (2017): Mobning – Viden og værktøjer for fagfolk. København: Akademisk Forlag
A collection of the latest scientific knowledge in the field of bullying prepared on behalf of Free of Bullying. Aimed at practitioners in schools and childcare facilities, the anthology contains texts by various scholars: Helle Rabøl Hansen about the community-based view of bullying in general; Louise Klinge about professional relationship skills (the way professionals create positive relationships with and between children); Stine Kaplan Jørgensen about bullying interventions; Nina Hein about parental positions; Stine Liv Johansen about life online for children; Kit Stender Petersen about bullying in preschool; and Helle Plauborg about classroom leadership as a tool to prvent bullying.
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study (hbsc.org)
HBSC is a WHO collaborative cross-national study of adolescent health and well-being. The survey, administered in schools, is undertaken every four years using a questionnaire for 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds. HBSC findings are used at the national, regional and international levels to:
gain new insight into young people’s health and well-being
understand the social determinants of health
inform policy and practice to improve young people’s lives.
The latest survey was undertaken in 2017–18 in 45 countries in Europe and North America.
Since its inception in 2007, Free of Bullying has been the subject of a number of studies and evaluations, including:
The pilot phase designed to test the first set of tools developed for the Free of Bullying programme was closely monitored and evaluated throughout. The results of the follow-up studies evaluating this phase were presented in the following eight subreports, conducted by Roskilde University in Denmark (click to read):
Kamstrup Knudsen, R., Kampmann, J. & Lehrmann, K. (2007). The Free from Bullying Project: The first report from the follow-up research project about the Save the Children Denmark ‘Free from Bullying’ project. Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research (CeBUFF), Roskilde University
Perceptions and practices in relation to bullying.
Kamstrup Knudsen, R., Lindberg, S. & Kampmann J. (2008). 2nd report: Experiences of Pedagogical and Organisational Implementation of the project ‘Free from Bullying’. Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CEBUF), Roskilde University
Interviews with parties involved in the project.
Kamstrup Knudsen, R., Erck, J., Lindberg, S. & Kampmann J. (2008). 3rd report: Views of Bullying as an Everyday Phenomenon in Early School Years. Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CEBUF), Roskilde University
Survey among primary school staff and parents.
Kamstrup Knudsen, R., Lindberg, S. & Kampmann J. (2009). 4th report: “I bit his hand. Then he broke my Lego” Children’s understandings and experiences of teasing and bullying. Centre for Childhood and Youth Research (CEBUF), Roskilde University.
Understanding and experiences of teasing and bullying among 4 to 8-year-old children.
Methodological lessons learned from the various types of interviews with 4 to 9-year-old children.
Lindberg, S., Hjort-Madsen, P., Kamstrup Knudsen, R. & Kampmann J. (2009). 6th report: Perspectives on bullying and experiences of ‘Free from Bullying’. Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research (CeBUFF), Roskilde University
Perceptions of impact on everyday life in participating schools.
Lindberg, S., Kampmann, N., Hjort-Madsen, P., Kamstrup Knudsen, R. & Kampmann J. (2009). 7th report: Views of ‘Free from Bullying’ and the establishment of an anti-bullying culture. Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research (CeBUFF), Roskilde University
Staff experiences using the suitcase.
Lindberg, S., Lehrmann, K. & Kampmann J. (2009). 8th report on ‘Free from Bullying’: Experiences of using the school suitcase and the friendship programme ‘Better Buddies’. Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research (CeBUFF), Roskilde University.
Perspectives on the school suitcase and implementation in practice.
Evaluation of the effects (measured on children’s socio-emotional skills) of using the Free of Bullying programme among preschool children under normal everyday conditions in preschools.
SUMMARY OF “FREE OF BULLYING AND CHILDREN’S SOCIO-EMOTIONAL SKILLS”: RESULTS OF THE 2017 IMPACT EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAMME (2017). Prepared by Rambøll for The Mary Foundation and Save the Children Denmark
A summary of the above-mentioned report focusing on the key findings.