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

Montana schools step in after anti-bullying bills fail in legislature

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.

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Playground program in Oregon schools curbs bullying, study shows

A playground program at many Portland-area elementary schools significantly curbs bullying, improves school climate and increases vigorous student activity, a new study shows.

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Why recess might be the most important part of school

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.

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5 Effective Steps to Solving the Bullying Epidemic—and the Tools to Get You There

Real-time incident reporting tools can provide an opportunity for early intervention for bullied or suicidal students

Beyond Resolving Bullying Incidents

Districts may be liable if they do not deter ongoing student harassment.

Dodgeball Banned at New Hampshire District after Bullying

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.

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Utah District and Foundation Team Up to Boot Out Bullying

The Salt Lake City School District is teaming up with the SafeToTalk Foundation to set up an anonymous tip line at schools.

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