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Explore how parents, educators, students, and communities can work together to address the causes and effects of bullying and cyberbullying.

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Hard Steps Not Yet Taken: Ending Bullying in Our Schools

When it comes to bullying, schools must make hard, prompt, and professional decisions to ensure a safe learning environment for all students.

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Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Instead of surrendering their power to the person who insults them, students should learn why some words are triggers and how to master their own reactions.

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

As cyberbullying increases, our best options are recognizing patterns, keeping evidence, intervening when appropriate, reporting any incidents, and educating everyone -- bullies included.

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.

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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

Discover websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing bullying and harassment.


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Fostering Identity Safety in School

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Supporting Young Artists in Our Schools

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

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Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools

Explore resources and case studies that demonstrate how to bring restorative justice to your school or classroom.

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Inclusive Anti-Bullying Policies Create a Safer Environment for LGBT Students

Policies are just one important piece of an overall strategy to improve school climate for LGBT students.

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Leverage Inquiry Projects to Combat Bullying

Inquiry projects can get students to examine the causes and consequences of bullying and encourage them to generate their own solutions for change.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Turning Bystanders Into Upstanders Against Bullying

Transforming bystanders into "upstanders" is an effective strategy for bullying prevention. This collection of videos and resources will show students how to speak out when they see someone being bullied.

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Tool or Weapon? Addressing Cyberhate in the Classroom

Classroom strategies to fight cyberhate include not supporting or reinforcing it, reporting it, supporting the targets, speaking out against hate, and engaging in activism.

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Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom

Bullying will cease when you make kindness the heart of your classroom, engage with the community, provide youth leadership opportunities, and participate in service projects.

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5 Ways to Stop Bullying and Move into Action

Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School, presents five ways to empower and motivate young people to turn a climate of bullying into one of safety and acceptance.

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Digital Citizenship Week: 6 Resources for Educators

Digital Citizenship Week is October 16-22, and it's the perfect time to talk about online responsibility and safety. Explore some of the best resources to bring digital citizenship into the classroom.

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What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

Neuroscientific evidence suggests lasting damage to the brains of teenagers subject to the so-called benefits of "tough love" practiced by educators.

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Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.

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8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.

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Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom

Teaching digital citizenship and internet safety is a lot more meaningful when students can engage in authentic online experiences.

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Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act

To help observe Random Acts of Kindness Week, Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs introduces us to the Kind Campaign and why it's so necessary for young people.

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Smart Hearts: Social and Emotional Learning Overview

In school districts from New Haven to Anchorage, social and emotional skills are being taught and assessed just like skills in math and reading.

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