The existence of a peer support system was perceived as beneficial to the school as a whole. Naylor & Cowie 1999.
Research into peer buddy systems indicates they:
" protect against bullying
" promote a caring school
" enhance befrienders communication skills
" build confidence and trust
" provide positive role models.
A photocopiable resource containing everything needed to implement, support and evaluate a peer support scheme, comprising:
" teacher notes
" six training sessions
" student handbook.