Colloquium: "Bystanders in Bullying: What We Know and Where to Go"

Bystanders in Bullying: What We Know and Where to Go

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
262 Capen Hall, UB North Campus (map | directions)
Buffalo, NY

Brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided.
This is a free event, but registration is required (see below) by Monday, September 21.

NickersonAmanda Nickerson, Ph.D.
Director | Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
Professor | Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Bullying involves not only perpetrators and victims, but also the peers who are almost always present. These peer “bystanders” often remain passive or even join in to exacerbate the problem. Understanding the factors that are associated with bystanders’ attitudes and actions is important for prevention and intervention efforts. This colloquium will present a program of research examining the behavior of peers in bullying situations and the factors that predict the likelihood of being passive or actively defending (directly or indirectly) in bullying, with a focus on studies conducted with middle school and high school youth. The application of a classic five-step model of bystander intervention will be shared, and implications for practice and future research will be discussed.

September 30, 2015


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