Bullying has reached epidemic proportions in U.S. schools. About 1 in 4 students report having been bullied. Tens of thousands of students stay home each year to avoid being bullied. Educators struggle to create bully-free school environments.
But bullying is complex and requires a multi-level strategy starting with an examination of the school climate and ensuring an effective school-wide policy is in place.
Not sure how to accomplish that?
Teaching Tolerance has put together resources to help educators prevent bullying in schools in a professional development tool called Bullying Basics.
In just a few clicks of your computer, you’ll find magazine articles, quizzes, guides, classroom activities and blogs to help deepen your understanding of bullying and ways to prevent it. Read what’s at the root of bullying and how you can address it. Learn why removing a student who is a bullying target is not the right choice. Understand who is a likely target for bullying and who might be a bully. Discover signs of a student who has been bullied. Find out the best policy language to protect all students.
The best tool against bullying is prevention. Together we can get it done.