“The author strikes a great balance between text, action ideas, and survey questions. With each chapter comes the opportunity to examine one's school and apply the information to improve an existing situation.”

—Kim E. Vogel, Principal

Parkdale Elementary School, OR

“This text offers great activities for addressing bullying and changing school culture. I will use this resource repeatedly with respect to Safe and Supportive Schools and Positive Climates for Learning.”

—Chris Sarellas, Principal

Vaughan Secondary School, Ontario, Canada

Team-focused strategies for bully-proofing your school

One of the greatest challenges educators face in addressing bullying is recognizing when it's right in front of them. From identifying unsupervised campus “hot spots” to intervening appropriately in the moment, this practical how-to guide will equip your staff members to stand up instead of stand by. Shona Anderson's seven-step framework arms educators with: A 10-question “pulse check” to determine areas of school culture that need strengthening; Tangible actions for each stage of the decision-making cycle; Activities that prompt staff members to observe, collaborate, act, and evaluate

School leaders are empowered to maintain safe schools. It is a team effort and this unique guidebook shows how to educate all staff members to transform your school's culture from passive to proactive.

Introduction: Bullying and Bystanderism

Introduction: Bullying and bystanderism

If We Do What We've Always Done, We'll Get What We've Always Gotten

Bullying has been an acknowledged problem in schools for decades, and for just as long educators have been trying to find solutions. Schools have spent a great deal of time and money on various antibullying programs and, more recently, character education in an attempt to stop bullying behavior. Despite our best efforts, however, bullying continues to be a global dilemma. The statistics are consistent and tell the same story in country after country, school after school. Bullying exists and is a daily occurrence for many of our students.

  • Research conducted in Canada, Europe, and the United States has shown that roughly 10 to 15 percent of students ...
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