Workshop IX






Bullying? Press Delete!

2 hours – perfect for faculty meetings 

In the next 7 minutes, a child in the U.S. will be bullied, and only four out of 100 adults will step in to stop it. Only 11 percent of the child’s peers might do the same. The rest – 85 percent – will do nothing (Wallethub). That’s nearly 1 in 3 students. 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it. School-based bullying prevention programs decreased bullying by up to 25 percent (PACER).

Content – According to the NASSP, the average public school district can incur more than $2.3 million in lost funding & expenses as a result of suspensions, expulsions, vandalism, alternative placement & lower attendance. And besides the physical, psychological tolls it imposes on victims, bully produces adverse socioeconomic outcomes.Workshop participants will receive training in the following areas: 

– Workshop Participant Quiz: How Informed Are You?

– Bullying Defined: Kids Who Are Bullied – Kids Who Bully Others – Bystanders

– Kids Involved In Bullying: Frequency

– Statistics On Bullying & Suicide: Warning Signs – How Can You Help?

– How Can School Administrators Help to Prevent Bullying? School climate – Response – Prevention – Faculty/Staff Training

– Do Bullying Programs Work?: Not according to Nancy Willard – Best Practices – The Biggest Mistakes Schools Are Making & How to Avoid Them

– What Teachers Can Do to Prevent Bullying

– 10 Steps to Stop & Prevent Bullying

– The 3 Key Actions to Prevent Bullying

– Cyberbullying – What Is It & How Do We Prevent It?

– NEA’s “Bully Free: It Starts With Me” – Take the Pledge!

– 14 Highly Recommended Online Resources for Schools & Parents