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Prevention: Learn how to identify bullying and stand up to it safely

Stop Bullying on the Spot

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.

Training

Training

Discover your role in bullying prevention! Learn how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention and earn continuing education credits.

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State Laws & Policies

State Laws & Policies

State and local lawmakers have taken action to prevent bullying and protect children. Find out how your state refers to bullying in its laws and policies.

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What You Can Do

What Schools Can Do

School staff can help prevent bullying by establishing and enforcing rules and policies that clearly describe how students are expected to treat each other.

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What kids can do

What Kids Can Do

Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the kids you know safe from bullying.

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Get Help Now

If you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help.

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