Study.com recently surveyed teachers to find out if they had the resources needed to prevent bullying in schools. Keep reading to find out what they said.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so Study.com wanted to find out if teachers feel like they have the resources they need to prevent bullying in their classrooms. We conducted an online survey of over 3,000 teachers and asked if they're prepared enough to address bullying in school. Keep reading for some surprising findings.
1 in 4 Teachers Don't Have Adequate Anti-Bullying Resources
Of the 3,057 teachers surveyed, 1 in 4 felt they do not have adequate resources to educate students about bullying. Whether it's written guides, online resources or other professional development materials, teachers today don't feel they have the tools they need to combat bullying in the classroom.
Only 23% of Teachers Feel Confident Educating Students About Bullying
We asked 2,224 teachers about how confident they feel educating their students about bullying, and just 23% reported feeling confident. The rest were either semi-confident, or not confident at all.
Nearly 1 in 5 Teachers Witness Bullying in the Classroom Everyday
Out of 1,864 teachers 17% (nearly 1 in 5) reported witnessing bullying in the classroom every single day. Nearly half of teachers (46%) witness bullying at least once a week.
Giving Teachers the Resources they Need
Given the prevalence of bullying in school and the lack of teacher confidence in preventing bullying, Study.com launched new resources during National Bullying Prevention Month to help teachers identify and prevent bullying in schools. The resources include video lessons and written guides that help teachers identify bullying in schools and cyberbullying prevention in schools as well as strategies for anti-bullying in schools.
Specific lessons cover topics like the types of bullying, solutions for cyberbullying, how to handle bullying in the classroom, how to prevent bullying in schools, antibullying activities and much more.
Check out all of Study.com's bullying resources to help prevent bullying in your classroom.