Targeted approach (early response and targeted support)
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Schools can choose from a range of approaches to resolve bullying incidents.
This is a growing area of research, and Australian bullying prevention expert Ken Rigby(external link) has compiled a list of possible Intervention Methods(external link) for schools to consider. These include:
- direct sanctions
- school tribunals
- serious talks
- bullying prevention in positive behaviour support
- restorative practices
- the support group method
- method of shared concern.
Restorative practice is grounded in beliefs about equality, dignity, mana and the potential of all people. It is a relational approach to school life and focuses on building and maintaining positive, respectful relationships across the school community.
PB4L: Restorative Practice support material
Visit the Te Kete Ipurangi website for more support material on 'PB4L Restorative Practice'.
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Read more about dealing with bullying incidents in the section Responding to bullying.