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

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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 […]


2nd of June 2017

Mike Donlin – Board Member

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? I attended my first conference in either 2005 or 2006 in Atlanta. I’ve been somehow connected ever since. What drew you to the field of bullying prevention? At the time, I was working for Seattle Public Schools. My colleague, Celia Arriaga, and I […]


1st of June 2017

Reflections on the 2017 World Anti-Bullying Forum

The inaugural World Anti-Bullying Forum was held in Sweden this week (where the cherry blossoms were blooming!), and I had the honor of representing the Cyberbullying Research Center and the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) in attending. I am doing some work at Dublin City University for the first half of this summer, and so […]


19th of May 2017

Beth Yohe – Secretary

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? Since 2012. What drew you to the field of bullying prevention?  My main focus was anti-bias education in schools and saw the specific connection between bias and bullying; need to address both in order to create positive, safe learning environments. What is your […]


8th of May 2017

Dr. Agatston Presents a Keynote at the World Anti Bullying Forum

Patti Agatston, PhD, presented a keynote on Sunday, May 7 at the World Anti Bullying Forum in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Agatston is president of the International Bullying Prevention Association, sponsors of this important event. She addressed the topic of cyberbullying and provided practical strategies for participants that they could begin using the next day. A […]


28th of April 2017

Rodger Dinwiddie – Treasurer

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? Since the first conference in Atlanta. Been to every conference. Started serving on the board six or seven years ago. What drew you to the field of bullying prevention? Our organizations commitment to best practices in violence prevention and the personal and professional […]


25th of April 2017

Six Ways to Student Activate Empathy and Courage to Support Bullied Peers

By Michele Borba, Ed.D. Bullying wreaks havoc on children’s emotional moral, and cognitive development; demolishes feelings of safety; and if not stopped, can shatter young lives. The typical approach to prevention and intervention has been to deal individually with the child who engages in bullying and the target. But new insight into the roles student […]


14th of April 2017

Joe Bruzzese – President Elect

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? I was a classroom educator who became an author and then a parent education speaker. The issue of bullying was central to the conversation among parents and kids, particularly during the middle school years. I decide to create a software application that would […]