Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:26pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:21am
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:18pm
Montana is the only state in the nation without laws against bullying and cyberbullying, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But even with the nationwide push against bullying in recent years, it's not clear whether such laws actually work.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 2:41pm
A recent randomized controlled study by Mathematica Policy Research and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University reported that, in schools that employ recess management firm Playworks, there was less bullying, a greater feeling of safety among students, more vigorous physical activity, and less time lost transitioning from recess to classroom learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:44pm
A New Hampshire school district has banned dodgeball and other "human target" activities over concerns about violence and bullying. The school board in Windham voted 4-1 last week to remove the game and nine others from the district's curriculum.