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This study evaluated a brief, bystander bullying intervention for elementary school students. Students in the intervention group reported an increase in knowledge and confidence to act as “defenders.” Students in the intervention group also reported an increase in self-esteem relative to the control group, although this finding was limited to sixth-grade students. The study found no group differences in sense of school belonging. This article discusses implications for school counselors.

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This document was originally published in Professional School Counseling by American School Counselor Association. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.5330/1096-2409-20.1.172