Direct From the Field: A Guide to Bullying Prevention

Direct From the Field: A Guide to Bullying Prevention

by The Governor's Task Force on Hate Crime


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Evidence-based research gleaned from respected institutions, media reports, and the hallways of our nation's schools all point to the same truth: Bullying has devastating effects. Just a quick look at statistics reveals the depth of the problem:-- Analysis of high-profile school shootings such as Santana, Columbine, and Virginia Tech reveals that that up to 71 percent involved attacker(s) who felt bullied, persecuted, attacked, or injured.--Around 160,000 school children stay home from school each day out of fear, often without telling their parents why.-- Children targeted by bullies experience higher than normal levels of insecurity, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and physical and mental symptoms.-- Adults who were bullies as children have higher rates of substance abuse, domestic violence, and other violent crimes.-- The percentage of students who report being bullied rose 50% from 1983 to 2003.In short, bullying is an act that cannot be ignored if we are to safeguard our nation's schools and young people.

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ISBN-13: 9781501038501
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2014
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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