Statement of Beliefs
The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) was founded in 2003 when grassroots practitioners and researchers came together to convene the first conference in the US entirely focused on bullying prevention.
As educators, we know that creating a culture of inclusivity on school campuses is a key factor in preventing bullying. However, sometimes we focus so much on creating this culture among students that we forget about another critical group: parents. When I was teaching in a low-performing school in San...
Stan Davis and Charisse Nixon, co-directors: Youth Voice Project Almost twenty years since the beginnings of science-based bullying prevention, it is clear to us that school wide bullying prevention efforts got some fundamental things right. It also has become clear to us, as we listen to youth through the Youth...
The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) hosts an annual conference to bring together those working to keep our schools and communities safe from bullying. Join us Nov. 5-7 in Nashville.
How do children acquire the necessary Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, attitudes, and courage to address and prevent bullying? How can adults help foster empathy and perspective in youth? Learn how to use children's literature as supplemental tools to model pro-social attitudes and behaviors and build SEL skills necessary for creating and maintaining a culture of respect within your school community.
Hey, students – could you use $500? College scholarships awarded to students active in their school or community bullying prevention program.
$5,000 award plus scholarships to the 2017 conference in Nashville are being awarded to a school or school district that is using bullying prevention best practices to improve their school's climate. Apply for the award for your program or nominate a program and we will send them the application.
IBPA has been my favorite international conference in bullying prevention for years. As a researcher I get the latest research results from worldwide there. This is the venue where professionals from theory and practice can meet and exchange their views. As a professor in criminology, teaching early recognition and managing anti-bullying and cyberbullying at school I am constantly referring the knowledge I gain at IBPA events, and follow the publications of the presenters for more ideas.
As an attorney very involved in issues impacting children such as bullying, sexual harassment, and student suicide a website that provides the latest information on these and other topics is vital to my research, writing, and presentations. In addition the contacts that I made during the last convention and the materials I received were very helpful as I continue my work in Missouri in assisting the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education develop a model Anti-Bullying Policy for Missouri Schools to adopt and incorporate.”
IBPA conference program links theory, research and practice which is necessary when it comes to bullying prevention. For me the greatest advantage was the possibility to meet with researchers and practitioners and view bullying from different perspectives. While presenting anti-bullying program developed in my university in Poland I received valuable feedback and guidelines for further implementation.
As an academic who conducts both basic and applied research focused on promoting children and adolescents' positive developmental outcomes and reducing their at risk behaviors (e.g., aggression, depression), IBPA is a great resource to collaborate with the 'best of the best' in the field." IBPA provides meaningful opportunities to share best practices, brainstorm new research studies and support one another in our shared commitment to promote positive youth development."
By Dr. Sameer Hinduja, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and Professor of Criminology at Florida Atlantic...
A new model policy and related training are under way, with the goal of further protecting students...