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Bullying Pocketbook By Michele Elliott Teachers' Pocketbooks pound;6.99

Kidscape founder Michele Elliott has studied and written about the effects of bullying for many years, and here she summarises much of her knowledge and advice in the concise and readable form that we've come to expect from Teachers'

Pocketbooks.

Inevitably, there are shortcuts. She herself admits that the division between "bully" and "victim" is a form of shorthand, but it's a pity she doesn't spend just a little more time on the way so many children can be both, or appear to be one while being the other. This is something that every headteacher has to deal with in interviews with parents.

Nevertheless, she writes with conviction born of long experience.

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