The Age of Cyberbullying – Is Your School Community Prepared?

| By Christine Schneider, K12 eResources Curriculum Specialist | Modified from an article first published in the MAME (Michigan Association for Media in Education) Newsletter. What can schools and parents do to address cyberbullying issues? Are you prepared to bring bullying awareness to your community? As a content specialist at Gale, a Cengage company, I … Read more

Opposing Viewpoints In Context Resources for National Bullying Prevention Month

| By Beth Manar | October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness about and help prevent bullying.[1] Bullying is generally defined as intentional, aggressive behavior that results in emotional distress or physical harm to the target, generally on multiple occasions. It … Read more

National Bullying Prevention Month

By Debra Kirby

When my oldest daughter, now a middle school teacher, brought home her first essay, it was on the subject of bullying. She wrote it after reading Judy Blume’s Blubber for a school assignment. The essay, which I still have, provided a preview of what a kind, compassionate person and awesome teacher she would one day become. As the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month approaches this October, I thought I’d do a little research on the subject, which was never the focus of national attention when I was a student. It’s only in relatively recent years that bullying has been commonly recognized as something other than a “natural part of growing up” or rite of passage.

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