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Prevention & Intervention Training


NEA’s goal is to reduce and eventually eradicate bullying and harassment, in all their forms among students. NEA staff and the national Bullying and Sexual Harassment Prevention/Intervention cadre offer training sessions to members free of charge on student-to-student bullying. Trainings range from 90-minute informational sessions to 1-and 2-day workshops. Topics in the curriculum include: bullying, sexual harassment, cyberbullying and sexting; federal and state laws and policies; and strategies to prevent and intervene in bullying incidents.

For further information and a Training Request form, please contact:

Joann Sebastian Morris, Senior Policy Analyst
Email: Phone: (202) 822-7715

Robin Jones, Senior Program Assistant
Email: Phone: (202) 822-7713

BULLYING is systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt and/or psychological distress on one or more students. Bullying is not just child’s play, but a terrifying experience many American school children face every day. It can be as direct as teasing, hitting or threatening, or as indirect as in rumors, exclusion, or manipulation. Bullying can no longer be explained away -as some adults are inclined to do -as a normal part of growing up. Bullying in children can develop into sexual harassment in older students.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT at school is unwanted and unwelcomed behavior of a sexual nature that interferes with a student’s rights to receive an equal educational opportunity.

CYBER BULLYING is the term applied to bullying over the Internet, via email, text messaging, and similar technological modes of communication. Cyber bullying includes sending or posting harmful material or engaging in other forms of social aggression. This form of bullying is more intense as it can occur around the clock, and the text or images can be widely disseminated, well beyond the school grounds.

SEXTING is the term combining the words sex and texting. It applies to the act of creating, sending, posting and disseminating sexually suggestive text messages, pictures or videos of oneself or others. Sexting generally is done via cell phones, but teens also use computers, web cams, digital cameras and other electronic devices to get to the Internet.

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Bully Free Resources for ESPs

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  • National Training Program on Safety, Bias, and GLBT Issues
  • National Training Program on Safety, Bias, and GLBT Issues

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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