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Preventing Bullying in Schools - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you will find details about bullying prevention practices that can easily be adopted by your students. You will learn about bullying facts and statistics that you can pass along to your class to make them understand the seriousness of bullying and the need to stop it. Among the topics you will find addressed in this chapter are:
- The definition and types of bullying
- An explanation of cyberbullying and its effects
- Bullying statistics across the U.S.
- Ways in which bullying can be prevented
- Details about starting an anti-bullying campaign
- Anti-bullying laws and regulations
Topics are discussed in a simple and straightforward manner and lessons are easily accessible at all times, from any device. Review what you have learned by taking self-assessment quizzes to measure your readiness in relaying this information to your students. You can also take an overall chapter exam to ensure you have a full understanding of all the material covered in the lessons.
How It Helps
- Outlines effective anti-bullying strategies: Shows you ways in which bullying and cyberbullying are preventable.
- Encourages student participation: Engages your students by presenting creative ways in which you can start your own anti-bullying campaign.
- Increases your knowledge of the subject: Helps you present facts and statistics to your students to make them understand the gravity of bullying.
After completing these lessons, you should be ready to:
- Explain what bullying is, the ways in which it is displayed and how it can be recognized
- Relate important statistics about bullying and cyberbullying
- Define bullycide and list statistics regarding it
- Describe anti-bullying laws and legislation
- Instruct students in ways that bullying can be prevented
- Assist students in developing an effective anti-bullying campaign for your school
1. What is Bullying? - Definition, Types & Coping Strategies
In this lesson, we examine different forms of bullying and identify those who are more likely to be bullies, as well as those who are more likely to be victimized. We also discuss warning signs and how we can help others cope with bullying.
2. What is Cyberbullying? - Facts & Statistics
Have you ever seen something mean or insulting about a person posted on a website? This lesson defines the damaging practice known as cyberbullying. We will examine facts and statistics and discuss what adults and children can do to combat it.
3. Bullying in America: Facts & Statistics
Bullying goes beyond simple childhood teasing. Adolescents and adults report being bullied, as well, with serious implications. Bullies and victims tend to have distinct characteristics and risk factors, and the statistics on bullying might surprise you.
4. Bullycide: Definition & Statistics
This lesson will provide a definition of bullycide and discuss current statistics on suicide attempts. An actual case study of bullycide will be reviewed, and important suicide warning signs will be discussed.
5. How to Prevent Bullying in Schools
This lesson looks at the reality of bullying and the concern students have about bullying prevention. It also explains how schools and teachers can take action to prevent bullying.
6. How to Start an Anti-Bullying Campaign
If you are passionate about stopping bullying in your schools or town, you can start an anti-bullying campaign in your community. The following lesson discusses the steps to starting your own anti-bullying campaign.
7. Anti-Bullying Laws & Legislation
Bullying has existed for centuries in this nation, creating many vulnerable victims. This lesson will explore anti-bullying laws and legislation designed to protect these victims, as well as future victims.
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Other chapters within the School Violence Prevention course
- Social & Emotional Development During Childhood
- Behavioral & Mental Health in Childhood & Adolescence
- Challenges in Childhood & Adolescence
- Child & Teen Abuse
- Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect
- Violence in Homes, Schools & Society
- Teen Dating Violence
- Understanding & Managing Student Aggression
- School Violence Prevention Strategies
- Intervening & Responding to Crises at School