harassment

The impact of stalkers on their victims

100 victims of stalking completed a 50-item questionnaire to assess the impact of the experience on their psychological, social, and interpersonal functioning as well as their risk for physical and sexual assault. The majority of the victims were subjected to multiple forms of harassment including being followed, repeatedly approached, and bombarded with letters and telephone calls for periods varying from 1 mo to 20 yrs. Threats were received by 58 Ss, and 34 were physically or sexually assaulted.

Implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, school-wide bullying prevention program in an urban/suburban middle school.

This study evaluated the impact the OBPP on the frequency of bullying behaviors, school climate, and student’s perceived sense of safety at an urban/suburban, Catholic 7th and 8th grade middle school. Following the intervention, students reported a 34.4% decrease in reports of being excluded and a 31.1% decrease in reports of being bullied. Teachers reported a 48.8% increase in having observed bullying more frequently and 46.5% increase in talking with students who bullied others. Seventh grade females responded more positively following the intervention than other grade or gender cohorts.

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