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ESP Bullying Perspectives Research

Education support professionals are among the first line of defense in the fight against school bullying. The National Education Association (NEA) has a long history of involvement in bullying prevention efforts. The 2010 study of staff members’ perceptions of bullying represents an important step in enhancing our understanding of the perspectives of teachers and education support professionals. To our knowledge, it represents the first large-scale nationwide study examining different staff members’ perspectives on bullying and bullying prevention efforts. We hope these findings will inform the creation of professional development and training materials tailored for different school staff, as well as for those working with various groups of students across different grade levels and community contexts.

2010 Survey

Findings from the National Education Association's Nationwide Study of Bullying: Teachers' and Education Support Professionals' Perspectives ( 58 page)

2010 - 2012 Comparative Study

Education Support Professionals' Perspectives on Bullying Prevention: Contrasting 2010 and 2012 Survey Responses ( 44 page)

Research Brief & Summary

ESP Bullying Perspectives by Career
(Based on 2012 comparative study.)

Additional Web Resources
NEA's Bully Free it Starts With Me Program 
Bully Free it Start's With Me ESP Resources
Bullying Prevention: It Can Start With ESPs (neaToday 3/11)
Education Week Spotlight: Bullying, School Improvement, Personalized Learning