Anti-Bullying

Pilot Program Helps Districts Tackle Cyberbullying

Summary:  A pilot program in California is offering administrators and school officials a hotline to call when they are dealing with potential instances of cyberbullying or online harassment. Source:  Kate Schimel, Education DIVE, August 25, 2015 Categories: Cyberbullying, Anti-Bullying Description: The program, called #iCANHELP, is modeled on a British helpline, with a small staff working with district officials …

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How to craft an effective anti-bullying policy

Summary:  A July report found that three in ten districts lacked any kind of anti-bullying policies, but experts caution against just telling students that bullying is bad. More is required to actually prevent it.  For example, less than 20% of districts require anti-bullying training for teachers.  All states now have anti-bullying laws, but just 18 …

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Bullying Logic – Using Common Sense Applying State Law

Summary: This editorial from the Bergen Record (NJ) talks about a bullying case where some common sense could have prevented the incident from becoming a federal case. Source:  Editorial, the Bergen Record, August 14, 2015 Categories: Anti-Bullying, Student Behavior Description: IN FALL 2011, a school nurse in Tenafly informed parents that a student had head …

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New Data Show a Decline in School-based Bullying

Summary: New data indicate the first significant decrease in school-based bullying since the federal government began collecting that data in 2005, suggesting that efforts at the federal, state and local levels to prevent bullying may be paying off. According to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the …

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Smart Hearts: Social and Emotional Learning Overview

Summary:  In school districts from New Haven to Anchorage, social and emotional skills are being taught and assessed just like skills in math and reading are. Source: Edutopia, December 7, 2007 Categories:  SEL Basics, Standardized Testing, Anti-Bullying, Mental Health Description: Examples include: Michael Pritchard – Comedian and motivational speaker who talks to students about bullying, …

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Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

Summary:  Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs. Source: Edutopia. May 14, 2013 Categories:  Social Emotional Learning, Bullying Prevention, Mental Health Description: This video covers the five dimensions of Social-Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, …

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Anti-Bullying Task Force publishes 2014 Interim Report

Summary:  The NJ Anti-Bullying Task Force released its 2014 Interim Report. Source:  NJ Anti-Bullying Task Force Categories: Anti-Bullying, SEL Basics, School Culture and Climate Description: On January 26, 2014, the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force published its interim report with specific recommendations for changes to legislation and the code. The following is a link to …

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