What is the most important thing you’ve learned about bullying prevention?
The most effective way to reduce bullying behaviors is to create a school environment where students feel safe and included.
Positive interactions and caring relationships foster positive school climate and can be important protective factors from bullying and victimization. At the same time, it’s vital that hurtful behaviors are addressed immediately and appropriately as they occur.
Unfortunately, many bullying interventions are ineffective because they are reactive and do not take proactive steps to address the culture of the school, the beliefs and values of staff, and the norms within the community. Click here to learn more.