What's Happening in Character?

Kalyn Mace-Guilloux

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Preventing Bullying and Developing Leaders

Posted by Kalyn Mace-Guilloux on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

A 2011 study in Virginia elementary, middle, and high schools found that bullying is considered the primary safety concern of students in all grade levels (Garrow, 2011). Students in middle school were most concerned with bullying (92%), followed by elementary (83%) and high school students (77%). Bullied students may experience many negative effects, including depression and risk for suicide (Kim & Leventhal, 2008). These statistics are alarming, and it is important to understand the ways that schools and districts can exponentially reduce these concerns so that students are able to concentrate on learning and build healthy peer relationships.

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Topics: bullying advice, leadership, Forum Speakers, teachers