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Officials Take Aim At Online Bullying

Toledo Public Schools in Ohio is busy developing a new policy to take aim at online bullying. “I think that cyberbullying has become more and more evident every year, just because social media has expanded so much,” says TPS Chief of Staff, Brian Murphy. READ MORE

App That Help Parents Talk To Children About Bullying

KnowBullying is a new app for smartphones that helps parents start a conversation about bullying with their children. Carin Ponder was bullied growing up and doesn’t want the same fate for her twelve year old son.  READ MORE

Harlem Globetrotters Advocate For Bullying Prevention

Some lucky students at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School will be learning the ABC’s of Bullying Prevention from the Harlem Globetrotters. The program hopes to empower today’s youth to take Action, be Brave and show Compassion. READ MORE

Mayor Wants To Step Up Anti-Bullying Efforts

The mayor of Mooresville, North Carolina is reaching out to the local school systems in an effort to put a stop to bullying. Mayor Atkins is aware that children in North Carolina have taken their own lives due to bullying, and wants to step up anti-bullying efforts before that happens in Mooresville. READ MORE

Anti-bullying Campaign in California Schools Promotes Positivity

Nine high schools in California are participating in a week-long campaign to prevent bullying and spread positivity among students. The campaign, called “Post-A-Smile,” involves students anonymously writing positive, upbeat notes and compliments on Post-It notes stuck in different areas throughout the schools. READ MORE

Elementary and Middle Schools Criticized for Ineffective Anti-Bullying Programs

A study published in the Annual Review of Psychology analyzed students in six countries in the grades K-12 and found some short-comings in U.S. school systems and anti-bullying programs. Jaana Juvonen, lead author of the publication, compared the programs in place to combat bullying as “Band-Aid solutions.” READ MORE

Canada Raises Awareness of Bullying with Pink Shirt Day

An annual anti-bullying event in Canada called Pink Shirt Day is celebrating its seventh year anniversary. Pink Shirt Day has grown immensely since its emergence by two high school students in 2007 and has reached people globally, even as far as Nova Scotia. READ MORE

Elementary School Students Take Part in Anti-Bullying Program

Young students from Lincoln Elementary School in Ardmore, Oklahoma, are using the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program to address this issue of bullying in the school system. READ MORE

Bullying Drops Due To New Policies

Bayonne schools in New Jersey have seen a drop in bullying instances from the last school year. School officials admit that it is an ongoing struggle to keep these numbers low. READ MORE