“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.

Good Intentions Can Get Lost

Good intentions can get lost

The Kitty Genovese Story

The story of Kitty Genovese was one of my first “Aha!” moments when thinking about bystanders in bullying situations. When I heard about the story, it was the first time that I really began to understand that the problem of bystanders is not exclusive to schools or exclusive to children. Those two realizations became the catalyst for my seeking to understand the complexity and vastness of bystanderism.

Kitty Genovese was the product of the classic American dream. She was the eldest daughter of a middle-class Italian American family. When Kitty was 19, her mother witnessed a murder, so her family moved from Brooklyn to the suburbs of Connecticut. Kitty, however, chose to stay in ...

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