A school and community that do not address bullying cannot ensure that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Bullying is not an issue that can be focused on for just one month and then forgotten. It is our responsibility to know the signs, intervene, model respectful behaviors, and teach understanding. How do you ensure your schools and communities are safe?

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Large or small, ethnically diverse or homogenous, urban or rural, primary or secondary: bullying occurs in every school and among students of all backgrounds. Yet some schools have a much higher incidence of bullying, while others have minimal problems. If demographic factors don't predict the incidence of bullying, what does?


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When Students Support Each Other, Respect and Safety Abound

Minnehaha Elementary School has received the Safe School Award in recognition of its behavior curriculum and culture of respect.

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A Whole Child Approach to Addressing Bullying


Bullying affects each critical dimension of a whole child approach to education because it compromises students’ physical and emotional health and safety; affects relationships with peers and adults in the school; creates barriers to students engaging in learning and connecting to the school and broader community; and impacts students academic performance. How can we address bullying locally and nationally so that each student learns in a positive school climate that ensures they are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged?

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.