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.
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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./prevention/at-school
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./kids/what-you-can-do
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.
Standing Together to Prevent Bullying
With love, support, and attention, we can prevent bullying and protect our children’s well-being.