Bullying- What’s the Problem?

Bullying and violence are a growing public health issue.

A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2001 found that roughly 30 percent of students in grades 6-10 were involved in bullying. A 2007 study conducted by Stanford University and the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital showed that 9 of 10 elementary students have been bullied by their peers, and 6 of 10 have bullied others. More Facts About the Problem  Learn more in Our Book

Bullying costs money, time, learning … and lives.

Bullying and other forms of mistreatment make it harder for students to learn and prevent many schools from reaching their performance goals. Researchers found that 14% of high school students and 22% of middle school students reported that bullying diminished their ability to learn in school.

Most adults miss most of the mistreatment

To determine if subtle forms of mistreatment might be getting in the way of your students’ success, why not assess your school’s climate? Our free School Climate Surveys can help you identify what mistreatment is happening, and when and where it occurs. With that knowledge, you can communicate knowledgeably with Board, staff, parents, students and community constituencies. An accurate picture will help you prioritize your efforts and focus your energies, to make the most of your time and other resources.

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