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Author(s): Williams, K. R., & Guerra, N. G. (2007). Prevalence and predictors of internet bullying. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41, s14–s21.

Collection Method: Self-Report Questionnaire

Scoring Method: Uses 0-3 scale with the following ratings and answer options: (0)Really Wrong; (1) Sort of Wrong; (2) Sort of OK; (3) Perfectly OK; Pass (do not enter any value). Higher scores indicate higher acceptance of bullying.

Number of questions: 10

Price: Free

Key Points:

  • This tool measures attitude towards bullying with school-aged children and young people
  • Suitable for programs working on bullying and violence awareness and prevention
  • Adapted from a longer, 70-item questionnaire

The Moral Approval of Bullying Scale has been reviewed and assessed by the Socialsuite team. In our opinion this tool is suitable in supporting the evaluation of school aged children to assist in the measurement of the attitude towards bullying and violence at school. 

This tool was created by researchers from the University of California at Riverside, and is typically free to use for not-for-profit organizations.