Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Definition: Bullying is an aggressive behavior and a form of abuse repeated over time and involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical, verbal, or emotional and can occur via e-mail or online (cyberbullying).

Magnitude of the Problem: According to the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in 2015:

  • 20% of high school students reported experiencing bullying on school property
  • 15% of high school students reported being electronically bullied in 2015 

Bullying can adversely affect the mental and physical health of victims and interfere with their academic progress. Those who bully have a greater likelihood of engaging in antisocial and violent behavior.

Prevention: 

Prevention efforts for schools should include:

  • Create anti-bullying policies and communicate them to staff, parents, and students
  • Integrate bullying prevention material into curriculum at all grade levels
  • Encourage students to stand up to bullies, report incidents, and support victims

Prevention efforts for parents should include:

  • Talk with your child about what to do if they or someone they know is being bullied
  • Become familiar with your school’s anti-bullying policies and rules
  • Reach out to your school for help if you know a child who is involved in bullying

To learn more, visit: stopbullying.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Accessed on October 1, 2016.

Bullying Victimization among U.S. Youth

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying as repetitive aggressive behavior that is repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017a). Bullying behaviors may include teasing, name calling, mockery, threats, harassment, taunting, hazing, social exclusions, and rumors.

Resource Type: 
CSN Publications

How Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Help Prevent Bullying

This interactive webinar focused on the latest research on bullying among children and adolescents and explored strategies for using social and emotional learning (SEL) to prevent bullying. Social and emotional learning helps children and adolescents to manage their emotions, empathize with others, and develop positive relationships. (1) It provides an important framework for schools to use in helping students acquire and strengthen social and emotional skills to prevent bullying behaviors and support inclusion and respect. (2) Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed.

CSN Webinar
Aug 08 2018

Child Safety CoIIN Change Packages and Outcome Data Worksheets

The Change Packages list the evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies that will lead to breakthrough improvement in five topic areas of child safety.

The Change Packages include the Child Safety CoIIN aim statements, goals, drivers, change ideas, and measures. They were developed by the Children’s Safety Network (CSN) with input from the Steering Committee of the National Coordinated Child Safety Initiative and the states and jurisdictions that participated in Cohort 1.

Resource Type: 
CSN Publications

Preventing Bullying: The Role of Public Health and Safety Professionals

This article discusses the prevalence and consequences of bullying on both the victims and bullies themselves and focuses on the role that public health officials play in preventing bullying.

 

 

Resource Type: 
CSN Publications

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Join Catherine Bradshaw, Ph.D., M.Ed. and Daniel Flannery, Ph.D., members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention to learn about the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of a new report, Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice.  In this webinar, the third in a 3-part series, Drs.

CSN Webinar
Sep 14 2016

Consequences of Bullying

Join Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention on July 28 to learn more about a new report, Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice.  In this webinar, the first in a 3-part series, Dr.

CoIIN Event
Jul 28 2016

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