George Lucas Educational Foundation

Bullying Prevention

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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Empathy in the Classroom: 3 Steps for Implementation

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Why Physical Education Contributes to Violence in School.

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The "Kindness Game" Activity

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Empathy in the Classroom: 3 Steps for Implementation

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Research-Backed Approaches to Preventing Bullying

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How to Talk About Life Online

Tips for teachers to help students be safe on the Internet.

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Social-Networking Sites Draw Teens In

In the largely unsupervised digital world, youths set the rules.

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Safe Schools Ambassadors Help Keep the Peace on Campus

Students can effectively discourage bad behavior among their peers.

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Cinema vs. Cyberbullies: Using Filmmaking to Fight Online Harassment

Debbie Heimowitz employs the power of movies to promote online empowerment and awareness.

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A Diversity Documentary: How to Cover LGBT Issues in the Classroom

A documentary and its sequel help teachers and students talk about gay issues.

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Peace Helpers Become Classroom Problem Solvers

At Brooklyn's PS 24, fourth and fifth graders resolve playground conflicts and train younger students to be peacemakers in their classrooms.

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Network News: The Implications of a New Report on Teens and Social Media

Educators need to think about how they can harness the creative energy students devote to online interaction.

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Rights for Transgender Students

All children deserve a safe and equitable education, and that includes our transgender students, asserts blogger Elena Aguilar.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: The Key Word Is Trust

In his latest post about the digital lives of teens, Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson looks at the trend toward outsourcing surveillance of cyberbullying, and illustrates how building a culture of trust is more effective.

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How to Talk About Life Online

Tips for teachers to help students be safe on the Internet.

3 5 1,477 views
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Safe Schools Ambassadors Help Keep the Peace on Campus

Students can effectively discourage bad behavior among their peers.

3 55 1,477 views
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Cinema vs. Cyberbullies: Using Filmmaking to Fight Online Harassment

Debbie Heimowitz employs the power of movies to promote online empowerment and awareness.

12 1 1,477 views
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Fostering Identity Safety in School

An environment where students are not bullied based on their race or other aspects of identity can be intentionally cultivated both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Anti-Social Media: Educators and Parents Take on Cyberbullying for "Spirit Day"

On this Spirit Day Edutopia's Ken Ellis suggests that social media is becoming a bit too anti-social.

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