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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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Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom

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Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom

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8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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What Is Identity-Based Bullying—and How Can I Stop It?

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Bullying Prevention Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of resources about bullying prevention on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest to explore how parents, educators, students, and communities can work together to address the causes and effects of bullying and cyberbullying.

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Cyberbullying Checklist for Schools

Use this checklist to learn how well your school addresses cyberbullying.

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Websites, Programs, and Books on Bullying Prevention

A collection of research-based resources from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Cyberbullying Toolkit: Standing Up, Not Standing By

Educate students about cyberbullying and respectful online behavior with this toolkit.

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A toolkit for social and emotional learning

Social Emotional Learning Toolkit for Bullying Prevention

Learn more about school-wide and classroom strategies that promote safety and inclusion.

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What Is Identity-Based Bullying—and How Can I Stop It?

An introduction to a particularly destructive form of bullying—and three things you can do to address it.

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Research-Backed Approaches to Preventing Bullying

Programs, tips, and strategies for reducing bullying using SEL techniques.

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Successful Community Efforts to Prevent Bullying

The strongest anti-bullying campaigns include students, faculty, parents -- and the larger community as well.

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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

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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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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Online Pressures and Unhappy Children

Given the stresses associated with social media, parents must self-educate on what their teens are using, monitor when necessary, and maintain an ongoing dialogue.

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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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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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Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares five valuable bully prevention tips for teachers, parents, and principals.

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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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5 Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

Educator and blogger Todd Finley, in the first of two parts, shares the uncomfortable stories of teachers who experience bullying at the hands of their own colleagues.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

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