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Managing bullying problems in Nigerian secondary schools: Some counselling interventions for implementation

A Oyaziwo
AA Adegoke


Bullying problem has remained pervasive and a going concern for all stakeholders of education who desire to make school climate a safe haven. This paper is moved by this desire, by bringing into context the meaning of bullying and prevalence of bullying around the globe. The paper further brings into perspective bullying situation in Nigeria and prescribes interventions for bullying prevention in schools. These include; provision of helping services for schools; sensitization and capacity building for stakeholders on bullying
detection and prevention; implementation of bully buster programme; and improvement of students’ level of compassion and empathy through empathy training.

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