One of the most effective ways to address bullying is through prevention. Staff create safe and supportive environments with relationship building as the foundation and through establishing shared classroom and school-wide expectations. These environments help students better understand the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships, which is critical to creating emotional and physical safety for students, staff, and families.
Learn How to Identify Bullying
Resources for Staff can be found in the Opening Week Bullying Prevention Course (PowerSchool #19861--the course is geared toward elementary staff, but could apply to anyone), or the Office of School Support 2021 October newsletter and the 2023 October newsletter.
Resources for Parents/Families:
- 60 Second answers to questions related to bullying from PACER
- Parent Resources from PACER
- Combatting Bullying and Bias from Facing History
- Need support for your student? Reach out to your child's teacher or your school's counselor or social worker.
- Committee for Children: Resources for Educators and Families
- Prevention Ideas from stopbullying.gov