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NEA’s Nationwide Study of Bullying

This first-of-its-kind, large-scale research study by NEA and Johns Hopkins University examines different school staff members' perspectives on bullying and bullying prevention efforts.

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  • After a Suicide: A Toolkit For Schools (PDF)
    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), two of the nation’s leading suicide prevention organizations, have collaborated to produce this toolkit to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community.
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Students at Increased Risk for Bullying ( PDF)
    Navigating stereotypes is a familiar challenge for Asian and Pacific Americans.  This report examines another challenge—bullying—and what can be done to prevent it.
  • LBGT Adolescent School Victimization (PDF)
    This research article from the American School Health Association examines the long term implications of LGBT victimization for young adult adjustment.
  • The Importance of  School Climate (PDF)
    From NEA, this research brief includes key factors to consider when assessing school climate and common features of evidence-based practices for improving school climate.
  • Alternatives to Zero Tolerance Policies
    In bullying incidences, research shows that zero tolerance policies don’t work. This resource offers alternative approaches.
  • Teaching Students to Prevent Bullying
    Curriculum resources that address identifying, confronting and stopping bullying
  • Girls and Bullying
    This Focus on Women publication summarizes bullying of girls and suggests steps educators can take both to help the individual girl who is bullied and stop bullying school-wide.
  • Bullying, Harassment and Hazing: State School Healthy Policy Database
    This database from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) provides a listing of all current state policies addressing bullying. There is an overview, plus links to the full legislative language, for each state.
  • Bullying Infographics

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Steps to Stop and Prevent Bullying

  1. Pay attention.
  2. Don’t ignore it
  3. When you see something — do something.
  4. Remain calm.
  5. Deal with students individually.

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