Bullying research

Good quality research on bullying in schools is critical to guide effective practice.

An enormous amount of literature exists on this topic, and it can be daunting to know where to start.

Bullying. No Way! has reviewed the research on bullying for Australian educators. A series of Research Snapshots which outline the implications of the research for educational policy and practice is also available.

NEW! Watch Professor Donna Cross's presentation What if harm from bullying is a hoax and we create a better world for nothing.

Professor Donna Cross explores the research about 'what works' to prevent bullying, and discusses practical ways schools can engage with students in building safe and supportive school environments.

Donna Cross is a Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute. (Her presentation is provided in four parts totalling 55 minutes).

Occasionally, Bullying. No Way! will highlight research that is underway and newly released findings of interest to schools. Read about selected recent publications reviewed by Bullying. No Way!

Read the profiles of Australian researchers in the field of bullying.

It is essential to know that the research that informs school practice is well-conducted and has produced reliable and valid results. Use the guidelines at What to look for in research to decide if a publication does have something important and valid to say!​