A handbook to aid the development of peer
support systems in primary, secondary and special schools
new resource aims to help schools develop peer support schemes,
which Andrew Mellor, the Network's Manager, believes should be
a key element in any approach to bullying.
into the causes of bullying suggests that peer pressure can
sometimes turn a group of normally decent, caring young people
into a callous mob. But peer pressure does not have to be negative.
Schools across the country are developing peer support schemes
which harness the latent goodwill and social skills of young
people. The schemes have various names such as "buddying",
"peer mentoring" or "group support", but
the successful ones all have a number of things in common: they
have the whole-hearted support of all sections of the school
community, volunteer supporters are given high quality training
and they are also given the opportunity to engage in enjoyable,
relationship-building activities with the young people they
hope to support".
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