Research shows that school administrators, such as principals, can play a powerful role in bullying prevention. They can inspire others and maintain a climate of respect and inclusion. But a principal cannot do it alone. When parents and youth are involved in the solutions:
Students feel safer and can focus on learning.
Parents worry less.
Teachers and staff can focus on their work.
Schools can develop more responsive solutions because students are more likely to see or hear about bullying than adults.
School climate improves because students are engaged in taking action to stop bullying.
Parents can support schools’ messages about bullying at home.