Bullying Prevention

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“Children cannot get a quality education if they don’t first feel safe at school.”- Arne Duncan, Former U.S. Secretary of Education.

Statistics show that 160,000 students per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied. 60% of middle school students say they have been bullied. 55.2% of LGBT students experience cyberbullying. The tools below are offered to help raise awareness, prevent bullying and educate staff on how to recognize and respond.

Prevention

Keys for Bullying and Suicide Prevention in Schools
Dr. Scott Poland presents keys for preventing bullying and suicide.

Bullying and LGBTQ: Bullying and the LGBTQ Community
Questions and answers about bullying and the LGBTQ community.

Train Staff

Online Training Courses through Keenan SafeSchools
Keenan offers a suite of online training courses for free to all CA public schools. This includes:

Webinar: Tips for Teachers
Watch Marlene Snyder as she talks about how teachers can change their classroom environment and schools can change the overall climate so that students know that they will be supported and are therefore more willing to talk about bullying.

Articles & Resources

Document: Model Suicide Prevention Policy
The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and well-being of all district students by having procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to suicide.

Blog: Preventing Bullying in All its Forms
Bullying takes on many forms, some of these actions include: verbal slurs, physical altercations, threatening, causing mental harm, and attacking an individual’s character or well-being.

Document: Protecting Kids From Cyberbullying
A bullying prevention guide issued by Microsoft.