International Bullying Prevention Association

Using Literature and Film to Generate Empathy in Students

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8th of March 2018

Using Literature and Film to Generate Empathy in Students

by Michael Buchanan In Star Trek IV, Spock is asked multiple academic questions by a computer. Of course, he gets them all correct. The next question is, “How do you feel?” and Spock is stumped. His mother tells him, “You’re part human, Spock. Don’t ever forget your emotions.” I mention this scene as indicative of […]


Anti-bullying laws and youth violence in the United States: A longitudinal evaluation of efficacy and implementation

By Marizen Ramirez, PhD (University of Minnesota) and Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD (Columbia University). Bullying is the most common form of youth violence in the United States and is associated with numerous adverse outcomes for youth. While all 50 states have enacted anti-bullying legislation, there is a lack of research that evaluates whether these laws are […]


18th of February 2018

School districts turn to technology to combat bullying

By Alison DeNisco District Administration, January 2018 12/19/2017 Nevada recently launched an online reporting system for parents and students, joining a handful of other states and districts in efforts to combat bullying. Colorado was first to create an online bullying reporting tool in 2004, five years after the Columbine shooting. Since then, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah and Michigan […]


20th of December 2017

KIND Campaign

Staff and students are determined to make a difference at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Fenton, MI.  Student Molly Killian decided that she wanted to start a program to help students recognize that they can make a difference with one act of kindness at a time!  Staff and students were excited to start […]


3rd of August 2017

Workplace Issues Summer 2017

By: Rodger Dinwiddie “Why do I have to work with you?” If you’ve ever found yourself asking this question you’re not alone! My organization has had moments when “pain and suffering” seemed to dominate our culture. In fact, our own story was the inspiration to create a training program based on this premise. One question […]


7th of July 2017

Dr. Sameer Hinduja – Board Member

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? I have been involved with IBPA for almost ten years now. What drew you to the field of bullying prevention? First, I was a kid.  It was hard growing up.  I love kids and work with them constantly.  It’s hard for them growing […]


30th of June 2017

Jacob Gordon – Board Member

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? I have served on the IPBA Board for 2 years. What drew you to the field of bullying prevention? My long-term public health interest in bridging the gap between prevention research and practice. What is your goal for IBPA in the future? I […]


22nd of June 2017

Highlights from the World Anti-Bullying Forum, Stockholm, Sweden May 2017

By Patti Agatston, PhD, IBPA President The International Bullying Prevention Association was proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural World Anti-Bullying Forum in Stockholm, Sweden.  The exceptional conference was organized by Friends, International and was a showcase of thought leaders in the area of research to practice in the field of bullying prevention.  According […]


16th of June 2017

Mary Yoder Holsopple – Board Member

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? I have been attending the IBPA conference every year since 2005. As the bullying prevention coordinator for my school district, my supervisor encouraged me to attend because in his words “I have no other way to provide professional development for you.” I have […]


5th of June 2017

A Focus On Bullying Prevention and Intervention in Elkhart Community Schools

By Mary Yoder Holsopple At Elkhart Community Schools in Elkhart, Indiana we have been focusing on bullying prevention and intervention for eleven years. We have learned a few things over that time. One of them is the importance of student involvement in the effort. Here are a few examples: In our high schools and middle […]