Role of adults in prevention and intervention of peer victimization

Jina Yoon, Sheri Bauman, Colleen Corcoran

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9 Scopus citations


Based on theoretical frameworks and existing literature that highlight parental and teacher influences on the peer ecology and victimization, this chapter addresses how powerful socializing agents such as teachers and parents play critical roles in the experience of peer victimization and defending behaviors. The chapter outlines the mechanisms by which parents and teachers exert their influence, instill prosocial and anti-bullying values and beliefs, and model empathic and caring behaviors. The review points to many practical implications and future research directions. Considering alarming rates of peer victimization among LGBTQ+ youth, the authors highlight the role of teachers and parents and challenges specific to this vulnerable population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBullies, Victims, and Bystanders
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Child and Adult Participant Vantage Points
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783030529390
ISBN (Print)9783030529383
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020


  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parents
  • Peer victimization
  • Teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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