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Stop School Bullying

Kalamazoo College's Site Dedicated to Creating Safe Learning Environments for Kids

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This web site was created in May 2001, by 8 college students enrolled in a Social Development course at Kalamazoo College. Over the years, a few students per year will contribute to this web site so that it will continue to be updated and expanded by college students who care about the well-being of children.

The site takes a dynamic systems perspective on bullying (see, for example, Pepler, Craig & O'Connell, 1995; Thelen & Smith, 1994). According to this approach, "bullies" and "victims" are not viewed as roles that particular individuals are destined to fill, but are culminations of patterns of behavior that emerge, accelerate, and are maintained when the surrounding conditions support them. We also draw from Dan Olweus' (1991: 1992; 1993) extensive work on bullying, emphasizing the practical knowledge about what we--principals, teachers, parents, and children--can do to stop school bullying.

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Social Development class of 2001: Rebecca T. Chaliman (K'03), Lisa Fortuna (K'02), Sarah A. Hugmeyer (K'01), Kathleen S. Miller (K'01), Matthew P. Poniatowski (K'01), Shannon K. Siler (K'02), William A. Tokar III (K'03), Stephanie L. Vibbert (K'03, hon.).

Social Development class of 2002 contributors: Cristina Calcagno (K'02), Rachel Legg (K'02), Amanda Wagner (K'03).

Social Development class of 2003 contributors: Adrienne Manarina (K'03), Cortney Rhadigan (K'04).

Social Development class of 2004 contributors: Andrew G. Alexander (K'04), Theresa V. Horn (K'05), Katia E. Jorgensen (K'06), Selena Kim (K'06), James A. Pollock (K'04), Elizabeth F. Ralstrom (att. '01-'04), Natalie R. Stephenson (K'04), Hilary L. Stratton (K'04), Rachelle A. Tomac (K'05).

Faculty advisor/editor and course instructor: Dr. Siu-Lan Tan, Associate Professor of Psychology.

This web site was created by Professor Paul W. Jeffries and Dr. Kerri Goodwin. The "Picture a World" site was created by Theresa Horn.

Kalamazoo College Stop Bullying Project
Psychology Department
Kalamazoo College
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006
Phone: (269) 337-7331
E-mail: stopbullying@kzoo.edu

This web site was last updated May 11, 2005