Spotlight on Bullying

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On Bullying


Education Week's Spotlight on Bullying brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Increasing school safety and student mental health
  • Preventing and responding to cyberbullying
  • Federal efforts to keep schools safe
  • Ways to move beyond bully preventions
  • Schools’ efforts to eliminate bullying and harassment
  • Avoiding and responding to anti-gay bullying
  • What parents can do to prevent bullying
  • Internet safety suggestions for students, parents, and teachers

Recent high-profile incidents prompt school- and district-level leaders to focus anew on prevention, intervention, and response.
May 11, 2010 - Education Week

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in middle school experience frequent verbal harassment and sometimes physical assault from their classmates, says a new research brief.
October 6, 2009 - Education Week

Half of public school principals in a recent survey say bullying is a serious problem in their schools.
May 20, 2008 - Education Week

The new head of the Education Department’s office of safe and drug-free schools has fought the kind of harassment he faced as a gay youth.
June 23, 2009 | Updated: April 4, 2012 - Education Week

"Words such as 'gay,' 'fag,' and 'queer' are often used as the most hurtful insults students can throw at one another," writes Joleen Hanlon.
May 27, 2009 - Education Week

A middle school principal confronts bullying with tolerance.
April 23, 2008 - Teacher (Web)

Bullying can be regarded as the shadow side of compulsory schooling when it fails to serve students with affirmative support, engaging pedagogy, and a sense of relevancy of instruction, writes Kirsten Olson.
April 21, 2008 - Education Week (Web)

Lyn Mikel Brown shares lessons learned during her seven years at the helm of the nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women.
March 4, 2008 - Education Week

Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin, authors of the book Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying, joined Digital Directions' Andrew Trotter to discuss what teachers, administrators, parents, and students can do to recognize and rectify cyberbullying.
October 10, 2008 - Education Week

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