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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. There are several reasons behind school violence; in some cases, being the victim of bullying could play a contributing role.

In a 2017 study about bullying, 20 percent of students aged 12-18 said they were bullied at school. Thirty-four percent of youth report being cyberbullied in their lifetime. Bullying is associated with negative outcomes for those who are bullied, including substance use, suicide, and impacts on physical and mental health.

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.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying
¿Qué es el acoso? (Spanish)

Department of Health and Human Services, August 2018

This Webpage provides general information and fast facts about bullying, such as definitions of bullying, its prevalence, and tools for its prevention in Spanish.

Webpage
Bullying and Cyberbullying
School Safety Special Feature

Department of Justice

This webpage provides information for students and parents on bullying and its effect on school safety.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying
Prevent Bullying

Department of Health and Human Services, October 2018

This website provides information to the general public on bullying, such as definitions of bullying and tools to prevent bullying in schools.

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