What is Bystander Intervention?

Bystander intervention is when someone who isn’t directly involved in a potentially harmful situation steps up to positively change what happens. Potentially harmful situations include sexual harassment or assault, bullying, or binge drinking. It’s easy to stand by and not help someone in a difficult situation, even if you know something isn’t right. But it’s […]

Bullying in 2020: Stopping Bullying During COVID-19

Going back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic is complicated enough. The crisis has changed a lot in education and brought many social issues into a new light. Unfortunately, 2020 has also seen a rise in certain types of bullying.  

Bullying & Domestic Violence

According to a study published in the journal “Pediatrics”, “men who recalled being frequent bullies in school were four times more likely to physically abuse their partner than those who reported never bullying in school.” The study also found a link between “bullying others at school and perpetration of IPV (intimate partner violence).” The report […]

Back to School Safety Checklist: Healthy Relationships Under Title IX

As you start to plan for the new school year, it’s important to keep in mind the safety of your students. One way you can do that is to help them identify the characteristics of healthy relationships and their rights under Title IX, which prohibit sexual violence, bullying and more.

What is Bullying?

StopBullying.gov defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior towards someone. It’s often repeated over a period of time and can cause lasting problems. There are fours types of bullying:

9 Strategies for Students to Stand Up to Bullying

Being bullied is difficult for many students to deal with. Bullying is an aggressive abuse of power that can leave the victim feeling hurt, helpless, isolated, and confused. Statistics show that 1 in 5 middle and high school students is bullied, and growing research shows that college students are being bullied too. As an educator, […]

Bullying and Cyberbullying

“Bullying” is usually used to describe aggressive behaviors for children and teenagers, but bullying can also describe harassment that takes place in college or the workplace.