Chapter

Bullying within Friendships

Faye Mishna

in Bullying

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199795406
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949687 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795406.003.0016
Bullying within Friendships

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter will provide an overview of bullying that occurs within friendships and includes differentiating bullying from conflict within friendships. The chapter includes a review of the following practice implications and guidelines to help practitioners understand, assess, and intervene in bullying among friends: 1) recognize and address bullying among friends; 2) question how we define and understand friendships; 3) intervene appropriately in instances of bullying; 4) recognize that youth often do not disclose being bullied by friends; 5) listen, understand, and validate the child’s experiences and perspective; 6) differentiate bullying from “typical” conflict and recognize that youth might need adult help; 7) understand the serious impact of bullying within friendships; 8) be aware of and dispel myths and correct stereotypes; and 9) focus on the development of friendship skills. Case examples are provided.

Keywords: bullying among friends; conflict; friendships; intervention; disclosure; validation; friendship skills

Chapter.  8081 words. 

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.