Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Farrington, Karin


This thesis addresses the essential researched-based components of effective bullying intervention programs in K-12 schools. It provides an overview of bullying which includes; a definition, types of bullying, bullying motivation, and the effects that bullying has on adolescents. The thesis also identifies risk factors that are associated with bullying victimization, as well as risk factors associated with becoming a bully. These risk factors support the need for bullying intervention programs. The following research will identify past and current intervention programs, as well as highlight what these programs need to address with the goal of decreasing bullying in the school environment. This thesis concludes that anti-bullying intervention programs, cyberbullying interventions, peer support, and parental involvement are all necessary to decrease the bullying culture that can be found in K-12 schools. This research establishes the essential components that effective bullying intervention programs have not only in schools, but also in the classroom, on the individual and on the community level.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis