International Bullying Prevention Association

Dear Educators: Who might be at risk to bully or be bullied in your classroom, and why?

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12th of July 2019

Dear Educators: Who might be at risk to bully or be bullied in your classroom, and why?

By: Nicolette G. Granata, Vanderbilt University As the majority of those who work with children already know, bullying is a pervasive issue among youth today; around 20% of children ages 12-18 have experienced it per the 2017 School Crime Supplement (www.stopbullying.gov). Service providers (educators especially) play an extremely important role in preventing and addressing bullying. […]


Bullying Prevention as a Trauma-Informed Approach

By: Julie E. McDaniel-Muldoon, PhD Article #4 of the IBPA Trauma Series In using the lens of trauma, the effects of bullying are better understood for their widespread impact on all involved in a bullying situation. This lens then allows for a systems-level approach to bullying prevention through trauma-informed practices. The foundation of trauma-informed practices […]


Individual Approaches of Trauma Informed Care

By: Sally Kuykendall Article #3 of the IBPA Trauma Series Traumatic experiences influence how a person responds to bullying. One child may lash out. Another child may become anxious or withdrawn. Responses vary by the type and degree of trauma, age, gender, personal resilience, and social support. This article offers practical tips for working with […]


Bullying as a Behavior Learned Through Trauma

By: Sally Kuykendall and Maria DiGiorgio McColgan, M.D., MSEd, FAAP Article #2 of the IBPA Trauma Series The relationship between trauma and bullying is complex. Bullying can create a traumatic experience and traumatic experiences can create bullying. This article discusses two mechanisms through which traumatic experiences may cause a child to act violently. In understanding […]


27th of June 2019

Viewing Bullying through the Lens of Trauma

By: Julie E. McDaniel-Muldoon, PhD Part of the IBPA Trauma Series In August 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services released Bullying as an Adverse Childhood Experience on its StopBullying.gov site. This fact sheet calls for all involved in bullying prevention efforts to have a strong understanding of trauma, to see the relationship […]


28th of February 2019

Helping Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder when Bullied or Cyberbullied

By: Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social communication and often is marked by restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and focus and sensory issues. ASD is diagnosed along a continuum from Level 1 (which can be equated to traditional conceptions of Asperger’s Syndrome – a term largely outdated), to Level 2 […]


29th of January 2019

Safe Fleet’s United to End Bullying Program (UEB): Promoting Creative Conversations about Kindness

Safe Fleet’s United to End Bullying (UEB) program just wrapped up its 5th Annual Coloring and Poster Contest. The theme of this year’s contest was “Be Kind,” and students from grades K to 10+ certainly stepped up to the challenge. 6 winners were chosen across grade-level categories for their unique works of art, each winning […]


21st of September 2018

UAB Grant Recipient Announcement

IBPA: A 2018 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Winner!   IBPA is honored, and immensely grateful, to have been chosen as one of The United Against Bullying! (UAB) Program’s 2018 Grant Winners. IBPA was among 68 other outstanding recipients making incredible impacts on their individual schools and communities. With the $1000 grant, IBPA gets the […]


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 […]