bullying

Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

One-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center

How to teach e-safety and digital citizenship

With the need for safe and appropriate use of the internet—and specifically social networking sites—being front and center in recent weeks, it is essential that schools find interesting and engaging ways in which to deliver what can be repetitive but vital information to students of all ages.

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Boston schools adopt free anti-bullying text service from Blackboard

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Public Schools Superintendent John McDonough announced a major upgrade to the school system's Bullying Prevention Hotline. Parents can now send text messages to report concerns about school bullying or student safety.

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Cyberbullying study to research elementary school-aged youth

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center sampled more than 11,700 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders three times over a year and a half. The results demonstrate the need for starting social-emotional learning and media literacy education in lower grades.

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Mass. school heads must address worker's bullying charges

Manchester Essex school officials owe it to their school community and to residents of both towns to respond appropriately when one staffer raises what amounts to bullying allegations on the part of her own departmental supervisor.

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Group asks feds to investigate Kentucky district over harassment of student

A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in Eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.

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Effort by Sioux Falls schools reduces bullying

Bullying reports have gone down since the Sioux Falls School District implemented a bully prevention model two years ago, but the program has not yet fulfilled its promise of empowering students to stick up for their peers, school officials say.

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Bullying incident at a high-achieving Portland elementary school offers lessons for schools, parents

None of us likes to think that bullying would occur in our community. But the May 24 incident offers some lessons in how parents and schools can address the problem.

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Anonymous texts join battle against bullying

Bullies often use texts to harass their classmates, but now the bullied can defend themselves using the same technology. Many school districts have anonymous texting systems that let students alert administrators to problems.

Anonymous texts join battle against bullying

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