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Policy Update: Cyberbullying

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), 2007. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

A brief policy update from the Policy Information Clearinghouse on cyberbullying including issues to consider and state actions to address the problem.

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.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011

U.S. Department of Education, 2011. (web report)

This report presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety. The indicators are based on information drawn from a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, and principals and covers topics such as victimization, teacher injury, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school.

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How We Treat One Another in School

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2007. (web article)

A survey of middle school students' experiences with bullying shows that kids want the adults in school to pay attention and keep them safe.

Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement

The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2007. (PDF, 133 pgs.)

An overview of the nature and scope of collaboration, explores barriers to effectively working together, and discusses the process of establishing and sustaining the work.

Enhancing Achievement and Proficiency Through Safe and Drug-Free Schools

U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee, 2007. (MS WORD, 54 pgs.)

Report by a panel formed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to respond to questions regarding Department of Education policies for Safe and Drug Free Schools.

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Emergency Management for Schools: Key Resources

U.S. Department of Education, 2007. (web resource)

Key online resources for school emergency management.

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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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Bullying, Safe

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.

Consumer Reports School Safety Alert Program

Consumers Union, 2011. (web resource)

Consumer Reports has launched a major new initiative to deliver critical, time-sensitive information on recalled and unsafe products to the homes of millions of school-aged children. It is teaming up with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to distribute Web-based safety alerts and recall notices on children's products including toys, food, furniture, and clothing.

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