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  NCJ Number: NCJ 221078   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Evaluation of Bullyproofing Your School: Final Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Scott Menard ; Jennifer Grotpeter ; Daniella Gianola ; Maura O'Neal
  Date Published: 2007
  Page Count: 110
  Annotation: This report presents the methodology and findings of an evaluation of "Bully-Proofing Your School" (BPYS), a school-based program designed to reduce bullying and school violence in elementary and middle schools through a specially designed curriculum taught by teachers in the classroom.
  Abstract: Evaluation findings show considerable variation in the degree to which the program was faithfully implemented in the elementary schools, and it was not implemented well in the middle schools. Evaluation results for BPYS in middle schools were inconclusive; however, they suggest that the program does no harm and may do some good. Evaluation findings for elementary schools were more promising, as they indicate the program had the intended beneficial effects in reducing bullying and school violence in general; it also changed student attitudes toward bullying and school violence. In elementary schools where the program was implemented as intended, favorable results were achieved more quickly and were more pervasive and long-lasting. Further research is needed in order to determine whether BPYS is effective for middle-school students. BPYS has three major components: a questionnaire that assesses the extent of bullying in the school and creates classroom expectations and rules regarding no tolerance for bullying; instruction in protective skills for dealing with bullying and assistance to potential bullying victims; and creation of a positive school climate through the promotion of a "caring majority" in the school that works to change bystander behavior during bullying incidents. The evaluation involved two BPYS middle schools and one comparison middle school without the program, as well as three BPYS elementary schools and three comparison elementary schools without BPYS. Questionnaires completed by students and teachers before and after program participation over the course of 5 years of the program provided data on program implementation and outcomes. 18 tables, 6 figures, and 100 references
  Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
  Index Term(s): School security ; Crime in schools ; Public schools ; School delinquency programs ; School influences on crime ; Effectiveness of crime prevention programs ; Bullying ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2004-IJ-CX-0082;1998-MU-MU-K005;1999-JN-FX-K006
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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