Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Bullying in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Strategies for Counseling intervention

Dorcas Oluremi FAREO
  • Dorcas Oluremi FAREO
  • Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 19 November 2014
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2015
  •  Published: 23 February 2015


School bullying is a serious problem for young people in the society and Nigeria at large. It is a threat that no school disregards or dismisses.  It can have negative consequences on the general school climate and on the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying can also have negative lifelong consequences both for students who bully and for their victims. This paper defined the concept of bullying, forms of bullying; prevalence of bullying; causes of bullying in both the bullies and bullied; effect of bullying; and the strategy for handling bullying in school children. Increasing public awareness and knowledge about bullying behaviour problem can be a sure way of reducing it.

Key words: Bullying, forms of bullying, bullied, bullies, intervention strategy, systematic approach.