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Dating Violence: It’s a Teen Issue February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention month. Did you know that dating violence is a teen issue? We all have images that spring to mind when we think of this kind of abuse, and more than likely none of them are teenagers.A plethora of high-profile cases like Ike...

How to Build a Bully-Free School 8 steps to a healthier classroom culture in a bully-free school In recent blog posts, we have focused a lot on how parents and educators can help bullies and targets on an individual level, but for a school-wide change in bullying, there are broader steps a campus or district can take...

Is That Really Bullying? The first step in the fight against bullying is to define what it is and what it isn’t. We all have a mental image attached to the word bullying that centers around schoolyard fights. However, in order to combat the very real problem of bullying in schools, we have to move beyond...

Could my Child be a Bully? No one wants to admit the possibility that their child could be a bully. We have preconceived notions of who bullies are and what their parents must be like. We assume that the parents of a bully must either be bullies themselves or negligent. But that is rarely the case. Let...

Bullying and the Bystander The Bystander as Victim, Participant, or Defender Most freedom from bullying efforts miss one of the biggest factors in the arena of bullying, the bystander. When it comes to bullying, there’s not such thing as uninvolved. Even those who are not active players in the incident are still victims, participants, or defenders depending...