Psychologists are driving efforts to get effective, research-based bullying-prevention and intervention programs into schools. Bullying of children with learning disabilities and interventions. Have a school assembly about bullying prevention. Tell the person who is bullying that their behavior is unacceptable. Bullying behaviour, as with other forms of violent behaviour, continues outside of the school environment and potentially throughout an individual's life unless there is adequate intervention (Pepler & Craig, 2000; Rigby, Smith & Pepler, 2004).
The Together We Light the Way project aimed to increase eight main protective factors including: school success; academic achievement; sense of self; safe, secure and nurturing environments; healthful lifestyle; positive family and school relationships; respectful and caring relationships; and connection to caring adults.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - Funded by OSEP to provide information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services available for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities under IDEA; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities (birth through 21 years of age.
According to studies published in periodicals like the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Medical Association: Psychiatry, being the victim of bullying poses an elevated risk of developing depression and becoming suicidal.
Projects sponsors worked with schools to assess the needs of their students, using a standard questionnaire developed by the Department of Public Security. For the bullying prevention National Performance Measure, which is a critical analysis and synthesis of effectiveness of strategies to address bullying.
Bettendorf High School's motto is Students 1st - all programming and curriculum is designed to create a positive school culture for all BHS students. The approved policy should be formally introduced to students, staff, and parents to ensure universal awareness of its existence and its key components.
Therefore, interventions for these children should focus on the basics: the development of social skills such as cooperation, respect and empathy (B.C. Ministry of Education & B.C. Ministry of Attorney General, 1999; Smith & Madsen, 1999). Some projects in the data set involved several schools or community partners, including institutional directors (e.g. school board, public health department).
Establishing proactive, comprehensive and staged transition programs can be a highly effective way to prevent bullying. It seems unimaginable that such innocent young children can be capable of behaving cruelly toward their peers, but research has confirmed that bullying at this age occurs at the same rate as in the upper elementary grades.
At Bettendorf High School RSVP (Raising Student Voice and Participation) is a student group encouraging bullying prevention students to speak up about concerns within the school and ultimately improve their school and community. But just 54 percent received training on their district's bullying prevention policy.
You may also wish to implement an additional specific anti-bullying program or resource. Through various ways, the staff of the Millis Public Schools will support students who may be more vulnerable to being targets of bullying and provide them with the skills and strategies they need to prevent or respond to bullying.
The projects discussed in this section are a sub-set of a larger number of projects dealing with school-based anti-violence (SBAV). "An Evaluation of an Anti-Bullying Intervention in Toronto Schools". This project is a multi-year initiative to develop three public service announcements (PSAs) on the theme of bullying.