The Method of Shared Concern

A Positive Approach to Bullying in Schools

By Ken Rigby

In Ken Rigby's latest book on bullying in schools, the author, renowned international expert, provides an in-depth, research-based examination of "The Method of Shared Concern." Originally conceived by Swedish psychologist Anatol Pikas, and adapted in line with groundbreaking government-sponsored studies in Australia, The Method of Shared Concern describes the multi-stage process in which suspected bullies and their victims are individually interviewed, and eventually brought together in an effort to reach resolution. Through practical examples and real-world case studies, the book demonstrates how the method can be applied in any school environment as one important way in which cases of bullying can be effectively managed. Guided by a trained practitioner, the students themselves are actively engaged and, rather than being labeled or blamed, they are empowered with a heightened sense of responsibility and empathy toward each other and their school.


193 pages

Publication Date: 4/11/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742860077