Bullying has been identified as a worldwide problem and has attracted great attention from the media, researchers, educators, and parents in the past few decades. This introductory article describes the prevalence and demographic differences for both traditional bullying and cyberbullying among U.S. adolescents. Then it reviews risk and protective factors, potential impacts, and findings on the relationship between traditional bullying and cyberbullying. It ends with a discussion on the effectiveness of current prevention and intervention programs. (Source: http://www.tpronline.org/article.cfm/Bullying_Among_US_Adolescents)Read the article by clicking the title: Bullying Among U.S. AdolescentsMark your calendars!October is BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH!!!What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? Let's make it ORANGE and make it end! Let's UNITE against bullying! If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That's the day everyone can link together - in schools, communities and online - and send one large, ORANGE message of support to students who have experienced bullying.
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- Children Who Bully
- How to Talk with Educators at Your Child’s School About Bullying: Tips for Parents of Bullied Children
- How to Intervene to Stop Bullying: Tips for On–the–Spot Intervention at School
- State Laws Related to Bullying Among Children and Youth
- Warning Signs that a Child is Being Bullied
- What Should I Do If I’m Bullied?
- What We Know About Bullying
- The Scope and Impact of Bullying
- Advice from our “Tween” and Teen "Experts"
- Bullying Among Children and Youth
- What Can Students and Youth Do to "Lend a Hand?"
- Providing Support to Children Who Are Bullied
- Research-Based Articles and Books on Bully/Peer Victimization
- What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied
- Tips for Selecting Materials from the Resource List
- Bullying Among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs
- Community-Based Bullying Prevention: Tips for Community Members
- Understanding Bullying Within the Camp Setting: Tips for Parents
- Research-Based Articles and Books on Bullying and Peer Victimization
- Bullying in Out-of-School Time Programs: Tips for Youth-Serving Professionals and Volunteers
Below you will find many valuable resources to learn about bullying, victims, and what to do about it should you know of a bullying situation. Many children experience friendship issues at the elementary age that is not to be confused with bullying. Remember, bullying is continuous (it is not an isolated event) and involves a power struggle (one child possesses power over the other).Oakland Elementary School's Anti-Bullying Policy - Information for Students & Parents (click to view the brochure)
To learn more about Georgia's law on bullying click the following - http://www.bullypolice.org/ga_law.htmlLet's use peer pressure for something positive and bring attention to bullying, a serious issue that affects everyone - bullies, victims and bystanders.
Michelle James, a middle school counselor, discusses how technology has changed how students interact and what adults need to know to keep students safe. She identifies strategies to assist students if cyber bullying occurs and what parents can do. Link: http://bit.ly/oWxZUl