International Bullying Prevention Association

Bullying Prevention in Pennsylvania

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18th of August 2017

Bullying Prevention in Pennsylvania

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 school building level leadership with […]


10th of August 2017

Bully Free Starts With Me

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 became harder and harder. Peers […]


5th of June 2017

Blue Whale Challenge

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 you might be required to […]


24th of January 2017

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

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 Diego, one afternoon, the mother […]


Six things we have learned from youth about bullying prevention

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 Voice Project research and in […]