Bullying has harmful effects on students and the school environment at large.

Bullying has harmful effects on students and the school environment at large. Not only does bullying compromise school climate—an important factor in student engagement and success—but students directly involved are at increased risk for psychological and physical issues that can have life-long impacts including substance abuse, suicidality, and dating violence.1,2 The best bullying prevention strategies bring school and community stakeholders together to build relationships and educate one another in a collaborative environment.3

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The Effects of Bullying Among School-Aged Youth

October 2013

Bullying is one of the most prevalent and widely discussed topics pertaining to school safety and security. The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) reported that 20.1% of students are bullied on school property and 16.2% of students are electronically bullied (cyberbullied). Bullying has been shown... (Read more…)

Prevalence of Bullying amongst Vulnerable Populations

October 2013

It is well understood that bullying, for some youth, is a daily experience. Take, for instance, the story of Will. Will attended the same school since first grade. Like many students, Will had several close friends and fit in. However, during his fifth grade year his friends and classmates began... (Read more…)

Ten Cost Effective Strategies for Bullying Prevention

April 2013

In a time where district budgets are being cut and pressure is increasing on administrators to ensure student safety, solutions need to be developed that can meet both of these competing interests. One of the biggest issues facing students, parents, and school personnel today is the frequency... (Read more…)