Classroom Emotional Abuse

the forgotten dimension of safeguarding, child protection, and safer recruitment

Recent News

Self-Evaluation Questionnaires Available

The Teacher and Pupil Self-Evaluation questionnaires will be made available online at this website. They will be accessed from the left-hand menu of the home pages (and several other pages). Completing them and submitting your responses will help future research. The Teacher Self-Evaluation questionnaire will help all teachers to evaluate how they conduct classes. The Pupil Self-Evaluation questionnaire enable pupils and students to check their experiences in classes and lectures. Not all behaviours described in the questionnaires are abusive, but some are.

The questionnaires are temporarily not available while the website has been moved and is being rebuilt due to earlier hacker activity. The new website should be much more resilient against hacking.

Emotional Abuse in the Classroom and Workplace

Congratulations on reaching the website devoted initially to discussing and exploring emotional abuse in the classroom. In 2017 it will be expanded to include emotional abuse in the workplace.

Emotional abuse is widespread, and its effects can be long-lasting and severe. There is research indicating that more than 50% of the population have experienced it at some stage in their educational career. This website accompanies the book Emotional Abuse in the Classroom published initially in 2012. It is expected that new editions will be published either every 4-5 years or so, or if there is substantial new material available to warrant a new edition.

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Inspiration for the book

So far, the agendas for child protection, safeguarding, and the safer recruitment of people working with children have been driven mainly by a small number of very high profile and shocking cases involving physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. Those cases have invariably highlighted failures in established procedures that are supposed to prevent these things from happening. The resulting initiatives have put a great deal of effort into reforming relevant social work and law agencies, and how they work together.

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Pupils and Ex-Pupils

Please tell us about your school experiences.

It is likely you will have had a mixture of good and bad experiences. We would like to know about the things that have made you feel especially happy at school, and the things you have particularly not liked.

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This website and associated book are important for a variety of professional roles:

  • ·         teachers
  • ·         school managers
  • ·         school governors
  • ·         child protection agencies


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  • Book Content

    This category of material is for content of the book Emotional Abuse in the Classroom.

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