Thanks to its partnership with publisher Eye on Education, EducationWorld is pleased to present these tips, adapted from Dropout Prevention Fieldbook: Best Practices from the Field and 152 Ways to Keep Students in School: Effective, Easy-to-Implement Tips for Teachers, by Franklin Schargel.
Bullying is an ever-present problem in our schools, and can include physical threats, teasing, and harassment (National Association of School Psychologists). It is estimated that between 15 % and 30% of all students are either bullies or victims. Cyberbullying occurs when a child, preteen, or teen is bullied by another child, preteen, or teen using the Internet, or any interactive digital technology (www.stopcyberbullying.org).
What Can Teachers Do to Reduce Future Occurrences of Bullying?
EducationWorld resources on bullying:
Bullying Prevention Resource Page
Explore a variety of resources on this important topic.
Join the Discussion on Bullying
A recent discussion in our educator community highlighted some of the challenges of bullying prevention. Jump into the conversationto learn about, and share, best practices.
Beyond Icebreakers: Building Student Connectedness
In order to prevent bullying and boost achievement, students need to form bonds not only with their classmates, but also with the school at large.
Bullying Prevention: What Your School May be Missing
In this excerpt from Bullied Teacher: Bullied Student, Les Parsons explains how typical school bullying prevention approaches fall short.
When is Bullying a Hate Crime?
This provocative piece, contributed by EducationWorld guest columnists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, dispels common myths about bullying.
The Best Bullying Prevention Schools Aren’t Doing
Teacher educator Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown says educators and kids need to get beyond talk of “perpetrators” and “victims” and embrace the complexity that characterizes student mistreatment.
Stan Davis: Ask Bullied Kids What Helps Them
Bullying prevention expert Stan Davis reminds us that often the typical adult advice, such as “pretend the bullying doesn’t bother you,” actually does more harm than good.
Lesson Plan Booster: How Can Students Help a Bullied Peer?
This discussion guide for middle- and high-school students helps youth learn about safe ways to help a classmate who has been mistreated.
For more ideas on how to combat bullying and cyberbullying in your classroom, check out these useful links:
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