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.
Statement of Beliefs
Bullying Prevention and Intervention Tips for Schools
IBPA Parent Newsletter
UnSelfie: Why Empathic Kids Succeed in Our All About Me World, by Michelle Borba Ed. D. As an avid reader and educator, I am constantly looking for tools, strategies and new resources to help me add to my anti-bullying and social emotional learning (SEL) programs. I was captivated the minute...
Encouraging Empathy Between Generations of Educators When I speak about preventing bullying, I encourage schools to create a “culture of compassion.” A big piece of this is helping students learn to see from each others’ points of view and treat one another better. But just as big a piece is...
Across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania school leadership face various challenges to strategically plan for school climate improvement. Following wide-scale implementation of comprehensive approaches, schools continue to articulate the need to “do something” to prevent and respond to bullying. The STAR document contains four levels of bullying prevention practices and provides...
As a young child I was diagnosed with a severe food allergy to peanuts. I could not touch, breathe, or be in the same room as peanuts. I grew up knowing what I could and could not eat, and how to handle situations around me. As I got older it...
Written by Dr. Justin Patchin, Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, Cyberbullying.org. When you sign up for the “Blue Whale Challenge,” you are given a series of tasks over a period of 50 days. One day you could be told to watch a scary movie at 4:20am, while on another...
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.
You taught your kids about kindness, but they're still being mean to one another! What gives? Kindness isn't always easy to "do." Creating a culture of kindness takes sustained attention over time- but it's definitely worth the effort. Join Christa Tinari, author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School, to learn 5 key practices you can use to foster your students' kindness skills throughout the school year.
Christa M. Tinari, M.A., is a former Student Assistance Counselor, nationally recognized speaker, and co-author of "Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying". Read More >>
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET (11:00 am CT, 10:00 am MT, 9:00 am PT)
Hey, students – could you use $500? College scholarships awarded to students active in their school or community bullying prevention program.
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The IBPA Conference and IBPA staff have been an incredible resource of information, not only in best practices in Bullying Prevention but making this information accessible through webinars, digital dissemination of information, workshops, and the conference itself. My program, The School of Life, is a Musical Artist-in-Residence Program for elementary schools. The conference is my annual refresher, serving as an educational buffet offering experts, authors, the latest research and data, providing best practices, and strides being made in bullying prevention. It is essential for me to be informed when I present my program to schools throughout the country.
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.”
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."
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.