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How to Stop Bullying

ASCD, 2011. (web resource)

An edition of ASCD Express that discusses bullying and how it affects students, and gives advice on how to prevent harassment and create a safe and comfortable learning environment.

BulllyBust: Promoting A Community of Upstanders

National School Climate Center, 2009 (web resource)

BullyBust promotes valuable free supports to help schools-in-need put an end to bullying with targeted school-wide and classroom-based efforts. This site includes research-based resources for students, parents, and educators for addressing bullying incidences effectively and creating a culture of upstanders inside and out of school.

State Policies on School Climate and Bully Prevention Efforts: Challenges and Opportunities for Deepening State Policy Support for Safe and Civil Schools

National School Climate Center, 2011. (PDF, 9 pgs.)

In July 2011, The National School Climate Center (NSCC) completed a 50-state policy scan on state school climate and anti-bullying policies to better understand the current state policy infrastructure supporting the development of positive school climates. This policy brief examines the current status of state policies on school climate and anti-bullying policies, and provides policy examples and recommendations for policymakers, districts, schools and school climate advocates to consider.

School Climate and Bully Prevention Trends State-by-State Assessment

National School Climate Center, 2012. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

This 2012 Brief updates National School Climate Center’s 2011 report State Policies on School Climate and Bully Prevention Efforts: Challenges and Opportunities for Deepening State Policy Support for Safe, Supportive and Civil Schools (PDF). This Brief provides a summary of State level: (i) anti-bullying legislation; (ii) school climate policies; (iii) funding trends; (iv) disciplinary practice trends; and (v) federally supported school climate efforts.

Internet and Wireless Safety

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), 2010. (web commentary)

The rapid development of Internet technologies and the increasing use of social networking Web sites and cell phones have created both opportunities and challenges for secondary school leaders. These findings reveal a new social and academic environment with enormous potential for innovation in teaching and learning; unfortunately, they also represent a safety minefield for students and the adults who care for them. To address this topic, school leaders need guidelines that are rooted in a balanced approach that recognizes the beneficial aspects of technology as well as its potential dangers.

Direct From the Field: A Guide to Bullying Prevention

Massachusetts State Department of Public Health, 2007. (PDF, 123 pgs.)

A guide that dispels myths about bullying and provides tips and statistics to help teachers and principals stop bullying.

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Creating Safe Schools Is Everyone's Business

Our Children, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), 2007. (web article)

An article for parents and schools reflecting the social and emotional impact of bullying in all its forms and suggesting ways for schools and communities to create safe and respectful schools.

2009 Health and Wellness Best Practices Guide for Colorado School Districts

Colorado Legacy Foundation, 2009. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

Designed for administrators, school board members, parents and community members, this online guide highlights school district level best practices for healthy schools, students and staff. A shorter version of this guide is available for download in English and Spanish.

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