Anti-Bullying Efforts

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself (Olweus, 2007). Anti-Bullying efforts are attempts to decrease bullying, the impact it has on students and efforts to create a safe and supportive environment.

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What Do Anti-Bullying efforts include?

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Bullying can happen anywhere, including the workplace. Learning skills to cope or report bullying inside or outside of school is an important life skill. Adults can help by:

  • Working to decrease bullying in and around schools through education and policy development and enforcement
  • Teaching students skills to identify and cope with bullying
  • Building skills to help students get along
  • Learning to report bullying in school or community
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PA Bullying Prevention Efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools bullying prevention webpage contains resources for parents, educators, and professionals serving students in school and out-of-school settings.

  • Bullying Prevention Consultline
  • Targeted Grants for Bullying Prevention Efforts
  • Resources to Support Efforts
  • Webinars
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What Can Anti-Bullying Efforts Do For Students?

Anti-Bullying efforts can help students:

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Build Coping Skills

Students need to develop coping skills to build awareness of when they are being bullied and what to do.

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Report Bullying

Students need to be able to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and be comfortable to report it to an adult.

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Self Advocacy Skills

Students need to know when and how to speak up for themselves.

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Improve Interpersonal Skills

Students need to know how to get along with others by finding things in common and building trust and respect.

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