the willingness of those bystanders to intervene on behalf of the victim and against the bully. Further, this must be done by a majority of the bystanders since only small number probably won’t change the bully’s actions, especially if those who do intervene don’t come from the bully’s peer group. It is also important to remember that the actions of the bystanders are not always based on support, but also on fear.
An important factor in the effectiveness of this approach is the staff of schools who monitor classrooms, hallways, and other areas where bullying takes place. More importantly, this approach will require that the members of school staffs rethink the social landscape of their schools with an eye towards identifying who plays what roles and stopping them when bullying occurs.