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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Bullying: How Educators Can Make Schools Safer

Schools can reduce incidents by adopting a schoolwide anti-harassment policy with a social and emotional perspective.

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Suicide Prevention Can Start in School

Educators should use vigilance and screening programs to make sure at-risk students get the help they need.

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YES Prep: A Culture of Achievement
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YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

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An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
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Social and Emotional Learning 101

Emotional intelligence must be developed in children before any other learning can effectively take place.

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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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Keep Bullying on the Front Burner

Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler notes that bullying seems to become a front-burner issue only when it results in tragedy. He suggests three schoolwide initiatives to raise awareness about and ultimately prevent bullying.

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Kids and Tech: Failure Might Be The Best Option

Matt Levinson talks about the kid tech underground, two unfortunate cases of social media abuse, and the early ethical lessons that are possible when schools and parents work together.

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Students Standing Up to Bullying and Hate

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights Not in Our School -- a campaign that rallies students to stand up against bullying and hate.

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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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Safe Schools Ambassadors Help Keep the Peace on Campus

Students can effectively discourage bad behavior among their peers.

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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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Bully Prevention: Why We Desperately Need to Invest in Home-School Partnerships

Blogger Joe Mazza talks about heightened awareness and early intervention to avert the always negative and sometimes tragic consequences of bullying.

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