Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-20-2019

Department 1

Sociology

Abstract

In this article I examine the factors that influence fifth grade student decisions regarding whether or not to report negative interactions to adults. Data from observations and interviews with students and adults show that there are many factors influencing the reluctance to tell on others. Among them is a school context in which verbal attacks are downplayed and telling is seen as ineffective and stigmatized. This context prevents bystanders from reporting what they have observed and places those with a lack of social support at a significant disadvantage when dealing with negative behavior.

DOI

10.1080/00380253.2019.1625737

Version

Post-Print

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This article is available on the publisher's website: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00380253.2019.1625737

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