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Bully Prevention within a Schoolwide Model of Behavioral Interventions and Supports

from PBIS.org

What is Bullying?

“Bullying” is aggression, harassment, threats or intimidation when one person has greater status, control, power than the other.”

Why Invest in Bully Prevention?

The National School Safety Center (NSSC) called bullying the most enduring and underrated problem in U.S. schools.
(Beale, 2001)

Nearly 30 percent of students have reported being involved in bullying as either a perpetrator or a victim.
(Nansel, et al., 2001; Swearer & Espelage, 2004)

Victims and perpetrators of bullying are more likely to skip and/or drop out of school.
(Berthold & Hoover, 2000; Neary & Joseph, 1994)

Victims and perpetrators of bullying are more likely to suffer from underachievement and sub-potential performance in employment settings.
(Carney & Merrell, 2001; NSSC, 1995)

Teaching Social Responsibility: Bully Prevention 

  • Teach desired behavior
  • Teach a verbal signal for unacceptable behavior: “stop”
  • Teach four key skills for social responsibility:
    1. Learn the difference between expected behavior and problem behavior
    • If you “receive” problem behavior:
      • Label the behavior and say “stop”; walk; squawk (tell an adult)
    • If you “see others” receive problem behavior”
      • Label the behavior and say “stop”
    • If someone tells you to “stop”- then stop

Bully Prevention Manual:

Elementary

 

Bully Prevention Manual:

Middle School


 
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   Download Bully Prevention Powerpoint

 

Please visit our Bully Prevention Training of Trainers page for training materials.


 

Bully Prevention within a Schoolwide Model Of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support: George Sugai, Co-Director OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

Research on bully prevention: Catherine Bradshaw, Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence