Bullying: A Case Study in Ostracism

  • What is the role of young people and adults in preventing and responding to incidents of bullying and ostracism?
  • How can young people and adults make better choices to help create and sustain schools that are safe for everyone?

This website explores issues of bullying and ostracism by looking at a particular incident that occured at a middle school, primarily involving a group of girls. What started as a small event quickly turned into a serious situation.

EXPLORE THE CASE STUDY

  1. READ A DESCRIPTION of the incident.
  2. READ/LISTEN TO THE VOICES of the girls and one of their teachers.
  3. PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE DISCUSSIONS about the incident.
  4. VIEW VIDEO CLIPS of experts discussing the issues.