Educators and bullying

As an educator, you understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment where your students can thrive. Here's how to proactively handle and work to implement bullying prevention strategies.

What is bullying? defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated.” It can include rumor-spreading, posting inappropriate photos, threats or online impersonation. Taking a proactive, nonjudgmental approach to bullying is key to preventing further damage.

The bullying resources below include information on:

  • When and where you should have a conversation with your students
  • What to say when broaching the subject
  • Considerations for following up
  • How to educate your students about bullying

Tackling bullying is an ongoing process. Implementing preventative strategies can go a long way. We hope these resources provide helpful starting points.