International Bullying Prevention Association

International Bullying Prevention Association Statement on the Federal School Safety Commission Report

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19th of December 2018

International Bullying Prevention Association Statement on the Federal School Safety Commission Report

Lynn Lonsway, the Executive Director of The International Bullying Prevention Association, which represents researchers and practitioners working towards engaging the global community in bullying prevention and intervention today released the following statement on the final report of the Federal School Safety Commission: “Although the International Bullying Prevention Association commends the Federal School Safety Commission for […]


The 2018 International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference: A Reflection

Nicolette Grace Granata Being my first time at one of IBPA’s national conferences, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from the experience. What I left with on Wednesday though, aside from journal pages filled with practical information and strategies, was a true sense of empowerment and community. There is no doubt in my mind […]


IBPA’s 2018 College Scholarship Winner: An Interview with Ashley Berry

Ashley Berry is an inspiring student leader and activist from Littleton, Colorado who has proven her commitment to bullying response and prevention through many avenues. To get to know her a little better, we asked her the following questions about her perspectives, her impact, and her plans for the future in regard to bullying prevention and […]


14th of December 2018

A Summary of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Reducing Bullying and Creating Safer Schools

The largest study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools has revealed significant, sustained positive impacts from the Olweus bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).  The study, which was published earlier this year in the Journal of School Psychology, evaluated nearly 70,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in Pennsylvania over two years.  A companion analysis examined […]


11th of December 2018

Standing up to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D. Don’t be a bystander—stand up to cyberbullying when you see it. Take action to stop something that you know is wrong. These Top Ten Tips will give you specific ideas of what you can do when you witness cyberbullying. 1. REPORT TO SCHOOL. If the person being cyberbullied is […]


21st of November 2018

International Bullying Prevention Association Statement on Proposed Secretary DeVos Title IX Rules

The International Bullying Prevention Association, which represents researchers and practitioners working towards engaging the global community in bullying prevention and intervention, today denounced newly proposed regulations to modify the definitions and evidentiary standards for sexual harassment as covered under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. “In 2010 the U.S. Department of Education made great impact […]


22nd of October 2018

Finding a Voice: What the “Council for Digital Good” Means to Me

In the words of my fellow Council member William, “I didn’t even realize I had these opinions until someone asked to hear them.” While I have been online—whether gaming or on social media—for practically 10 of the 17 years of my life, I never felt like I could really do anything about the often cruel […]


31st of August 2018

Why I Believe That Monica Lewinsky’s Message Will Fuel Constructive and Collaborative Conference Conversation

By: Nicolette G. Granata Monica Lewinsky is one of two keynote speakers at this year’s IBPA national conference in San Diego, CA. In 2015, Monica Lewinsky confidently and courageously took the stage to deliver a TED talk entitled “The price of shame.”  Before I actively listened to the talk, I didn’t realize just how effectively […]


Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom

By: Kim DeMoss Mindfulness, simply put, means paying attention on purpose. In our fast-paced society this can be quite counter cultural, and we can end up with a mind literally full of ideas and thoughts and no space to process them. For students, the pressure to perform well academically, the focus on achievement standards, plus […]


Tools For a Culturally-Competent Classroom Climate: “Build”, “Maintain”, and “Repair”.

By: Nicolette G. Granata “Cultural competence is having an awareness of one’s own cultural identity and views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on the varying cultural and community norms of students and their families. It is the ability to understand the within-group differences that make each student unique, while celebrating the […]