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4th Annual Conference About Best Practices in Bullying Prevention

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The 4th Annual Conference about Best Practices in Bullying Prevention will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida November 5th-8th, 2007. Stop Bullying Now puts forth the following steps to reduce bullying in your school, based in art on Limber, S.P. (2004), What works and doesn't work in bullying prevention and intervention. Student Assistance Journal, 16-19.
  • Focus on the social environment of the school.
  • Assess bullying at your school using an anonymous questionnaire.
  • Get staff and parents to support bullying prevention.
  • Form a group (with parents, staff, teacher, and counselor) to coordinate the school's bullying prevention activities.
  • Provide training for school staff in bullying prevention.
  • Establish and enforce school rules and policies related to bullying.
  • Increase adult supervision in places kids get bullied.
  • Intervene consistently and appropriately when you see bullying.
  • Devote some class time to bullying prevention.
  • Continue these efforts over time, as part of the school environment.
Resources
The Bullying Module for grades 4-6
International Bullying Prevention Association
Stop Bullying Now

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