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Create a safer school environment by addressing bullying and cyberbullying.

Bullying and cyberbullying threaten students’ physical and emotional safety and can impact their social and academic success at school. Bullying is associated with negative outcomes for those who are bullied, including substance use, suicide, and impacts on physical and mental health. There are several reasons behind school violence; in some cases, being the victim of bullying could play a contributing role.

Everyone at school can work together to create an environment where bullying is not acceptable. Districts and schools should adopt policies to help prevent bullying and cyberbullying, such as school climate initiatives and support for digital citizenship and positive character development. Procedures for monitoring student behavior in school and online can help schools identify at-risk behaviors and provide interventions before they create safety issues.

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The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about bullying and cyberbullying.

Program
Cybersecurity
Safe Online Surfing

Department of Justice

This educational program helps children learn about online safety and digital citizenship. It offers interactive games that cover topics such as cyberbullying, online threats, and digital etiquette.
Fact Sheet
Bullying and Cyberbullying
#StartTheConversation: Cyberbullying

Third Party, 2022

This fact sheet provides an overview of cyberbullying, including signs to look for, potential effects, and tips for talking to children about their online engagement.
Webpage
Bullying and Cyberbullying
Bullying Prevention for Parents of Middle School Students

Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice

This webpage provides tips and information for parents and guardians of middle school students about what bullying is, how to identify warning signs and prevent bullying, what to do if your child is involved in bullying, and other common bullying-related concerns.
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