Fighting the bullies.

Macfarlane, Lesley-Anne Barnes (2006) Fighting the bullies. Journal of the Law Society (Scotland), 51 (16).

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If we are to believe the media, reports of school bullying are on the increase. Although widely perceived as an educational rather than a legal issue, parents and pupils alike are beginning to look to legal redress where other attempts to resolve bullying have failed. There are, however, conceptual and practical difficulties to contend with: the continual emergence of new forms of bullying, such as “cyber-bullying” and “happy slapping”; the lack of any universal definition; the dearth of Scottish case law; and obscurity surrounding the nature and extent of school responsibility. These are just some of the challenges facing practitioners advising in this underdeveloped area of law

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: School bullying; Scottish case law; legal redress; cyber-bullying; happy slapping;
University Divisions/Research Centres: The Business School > School of Accounting, Financial Services and Law
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Library of Congress Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
Item ID: 4938
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 14:03

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