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Bullying Facts

Bullying directly affects students’ ability to learn.

Bystanders can be powerful allies.

Bullying is not a “rite of passage” but a serious threat to student safety and well-being.

Anyone can bully, and anyone can be bullied.

Bullying isn’t about resolving conflict; bullying is about control.

Effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members.

Resources

Danielson, C. M., & Emmers-Sommer, T. (2016). “She stopped me from killing myself”: Bullied bloggers’ coping behaviors and support sources. Health Communication, 1-10. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10410236.2016.1196419?journalCode=hhth20&

Polanin, J., Espelage, D. L., & Pigott, T. D. (2012). A meta-analysis of school-based bullying prevention programs’ effects on bystander intervention behavior and empathy attitude. School Psychology Review, 41, 47–65. Retrieved from https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1G1-286719752/a-meta-analysis-of-school-based-bullying-prevention

Salmivalli, C. (2010). Bullying and the peer group: A review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15, 112-120. Retrieved from http://njbullying.org/documents/bullyingandpeergrroup.pdf

StopBullying. (2016). Prevent bullying. Retrieved from https://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/index.html

Swearer, S. M., Wang, C., Collins, A., Strawhun, J., & Fluke, S. (2014). Bullying: A school mental health perspective. In M. Weist, N. Lever, C. Bradshaw, & O. J. Sarno (Eds.), Handbook of school mental health: Research, training, practice, and policy (2nd ed. Pp. 341-354). New York: NY: Springer Science http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-7624-5_25

Tenebaum, L. S., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Parris, L. (2011). Coping strategies and perceived effectiveness in fourth through eighth grade victims of bullying. School Psychology International, 32, 263-287. Retrieved from http://spi.sagepub.com/content/32/3/263.abstract