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Bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Exploring Variations Across Student Subgroups

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This commentary reviews four articles included in a special issue of the School Psychology Review that address factors related to the bullying and
discrimination among youth. The articles explore rather diverse topics within the broader literature on youth interpersonal violence, but each adds to our understanding
of the very complex nature of bullying involvement. In an attempt to understand this complexity, we view these studies through the lens of a socialecological
diathesis-stress model (Swearer & Hymel, 2015), considering the individual, family, peer, school community, and societal contexts in which youth
interpersonal violence occurs, and how biological and cognitive vulnerabilities interact with stressors like peer victimization to understanding the mechanisms at
play in any particular incident of interpersonal violence. Together, the studies presented in this special issue contribute to our understanding of this complexity,
reminding us that peers matter; educational placement matters; individual differences in race, sexual orientation, and disabilities matter; and measurement matters.
It is perhaps this complexity that limits the effectiveness of current universal strategies for addressing such behaviors in school, but paves the way for more
effective, multidimensional prevention and intervention efforts
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Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Challenging Bullying and Harassment Of Disabled People

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This resource was written by UK Disability History Month Coordinator Richard Rieser and supported by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. It is designed to give teachers information about the history of bullying and harassment of disabled people and ideas/guidance about activities for the classroom.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO3

Disability Guide - Practical advice for employers to support disabled people in the workplace

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This guide from Remploy in the UK gives a broad overview of 19 core disability areas including learning disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health, physical disabilities, neurological conditions and sensory impairments. It covers practical advice and adjustments that can be made in an employment related setting. This booklet makes it easy for every employer to access simple disability guidance. It will not answer every question on disability, but provides a great source of basic information.
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO3

Bullying Of Children with Special Needs in Mainstream Schools

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This publication examines the research carried out by Prof. Peter Smith in collaboration with Sheffield University into incidence of bullying among children with special needs in mainstream schools, and their examination of whether general intervention strategies initiated by schools were effective without the need for specific targeting.
Category
Research paper
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Le domande dei disabili ai (cosiddetti) normali / Questions of the disabled to the (so-called) normal people

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This Italian video is a powerful impact resource examining disabled people' experiences of how so-called normal people think of them "something pietistic, a bit 'tearful and not so funny," and what disabled people would like from society in return. .
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Images
Country of origin
Italy
Milestone
IO4

Anti-Bullying Top Tips for Teachers

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An excellent example of Self Advocacy and the importance of including students (both with SEN/D and in general) in developing the prevention and intervention codes and materials to combat bullying. This animation was co-written by a group of disabled young people as young advisors on ABA's All Together programme which aims to reduce bullying of all children but has a special focus on reducing disablist bullying.
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Images
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO4

10 tips to tackle disablist language based bullying in school: A guide for staff

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The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This
has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement. To challenge it requires a consistent
wholeschool approach involving staff, pupils, parents and carers. All members of the school community
need to be equipped to always challenge and explain why such language is unacceptable. This publication
by the Anti Bullying Alliance is a guide for school staff in quick ways to tackle disablist language
based bullying in schools
Category
Best practice
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Challenging Disablist Bullying in Schools - 2018 World of Inclusion/ Anti Bullying Alliance Joint Project

Description
This publication examines and challenges the prejudicial thinking and language surrounding disablist bullying and disabled people, its root causes and making young people aware of the very harmful psychological impact that bullying has, it can be eliminated.
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Reports
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO1

Tomorrow

Description
The powerful video resources was created by Ryan Wiggins, surrounding the disablist bullying he underwent due to his autism,and was utilized for Give Us A Break 2016 Anti Bullying Week
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Images
Country of origin
Ireland
Milestone
IO4