School Bullying: the Internal Issue and Means for Management



This article provides an overview of national and foreign works on the problem of bullying, which is described as a complex phenomenon. It is a result of systemic pressure and growing intra-group tension on the one hand, and as an effect of victimization and use of violence — on the other. The complex structure of bullying makes high demands on anti-bullying programs. It should deal with systemic group features and students' personal characteristics. The text provides the analysis of short-term anti-bullying programs. An anti-bullying program plan is proposed, based on the KiVa program, taking into account the specifics of the education system in Russia.

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Keywords: bullying, systemic approach, group tension, anti-bullying programs, bully, victim, witnesses

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: review article


Received: 21.09.2022


For citation: Prikhodko A.A., Suvorova I.Y. School Bullying: the Internal Issue and Means for Management [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 136–144. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110412. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Alisa A. Prikhodko, Student of the Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Social Psychological University, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Irina Y. Suvorova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of Social Psychology, Moscow Psychological and Social University (OANO VO MPSU), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail: