Best Practices for Bully-proofing Our Schools

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The National School Safety Center offers the following checklist derived from tracking school-associated violent deaths in the United States from July 1992 to the present. Follow this link to the School Associated Violent Deaths Report. After studying common characteristics of youngsters who have caused such deaths, NSSC has identified the following behaviors, which could indicate a youth’s potential for harming him/herself or others.

Creating Safe and Drug Free Schools. (1996, September.) U.S. Department of Justice—Office of Juvenile Justice.

Treating Anti-Social Behavior in Youth Series. (1997, May.) U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice.

Bringing Education to After-School Programs - Summer 1999.

ED407154 Apr 97 Bullying in Schools. ERIC Digest. Author: Banks, Ron

Bullying in schools is a worldwide problem that can have negative consequences for the general school climate and for the right of students to learn in a safe environment without fear. Bullying can also have negative lifelong consequences--both for students who bully and for their victims.

STUDENT VICTIMIZATION AT SCHOOL. The National Crime Victimization Survey data show that an estimated 2.7 million violent crimes take place annually either at school or near schools. The National Data Resource Center. (1995, October).

Bully-Proofing Your School. (1994). Garrity, Carla, Sopris-West.

Stick Up for Yourself! (1990). Kaufman, Gershen, Raphael, Lev. Free Spirit Publishing Company.

Bullying, 3 Model Programs. U.S. Department of Education, Annual Report on School Safety. (1998, October.)

Welcome to the ED Pubs On-Line Ordering System! U.S. Department of Education. Many free, best-practices documents available.

Stop The Hate: The time to act is now. Making Schools Safe—Tools, Policies, and Materials. The Governor’s Task Force on Hate Crime.

Getting by with a little help from some friends. Teaching empathy and kindness is catching on as part of a national movement to give children prosocial values. (1996.) Murray, Bridget. APA Monitor. American Psychological Association.

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