Posted: February 3, 2015
There are more than 14,000 School Resource Officers (SROs) serving in elementary, middle and high schools across the United States. As sworn law enforcement officers, they serve as a security presence on school grounds, but also as educators, informal counselors, and role models to the students they work hard to protect. As a former police officer and ... Continue ReadingPosted in Prevention
Posted: December 17, 2014
Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Parents help their kids form healthy relationships that last a lifetime. Kids whose parents monitor their behavior and have consistent rules are more likely to have healthy and close relationships with their peers, be more engaged in school, have higher self-esteem, and are less likely to bully others. The earlier parents begin using positive parenting skills, the better. Positive parenting practices, like consistent expectations and good parent-child ... Continue ReadingPosted in Prevention
Posted: December 9, 2014
As a Sikh American working to end school bullying in the post-9/11 environment, I believe the key to success is building partnerships with communities outside our own.
The Sikh Coalition was formed in response to the 9/11 attacks. As Sikhs mourned the loss of innocent lives that day, we encountered bigotry because of our appearance.
Observant Sikhs are distinguished by turbans and uncut hair. Our turban is a reminder to lead an ethical life, and our hair is considered a natural part of the body and left uncut out of respect ... Continue ReadingPosted in Specific Groups
Posted: November 24, 2014
“Bullying is preventable… Having just one friend makes it less likely that a child will be bullied.” This was one of the key findings presented in Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying, a new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. The report summarized a two-day workshop held this past spring.
Whitney Dockrey, a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University, participated in the workshop as a youth panelist. Similar to the workshop finding, her experiences ... Continue ReadingPosted in Profiles/Voices from the Field
Posted: November 18, 2014
More than one-quarter of students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported being bullied at school during the 2010-11 school year — nearly 7 million students.Continue ReadingPosted in Specific Groups