Bullying Study Reveals Incoming Science Teachers Need Training

by Traci Raley A study of 21 preservice secondary science teachers found that they do not feel adequately prepared to handle bullying in the classroom. The study, conducted by Raven and Jurkiewicz in 2014, asked the soon-to-be teachers what content specific issues they anticipated might lead to bullying in their science classrooms, and how they… Continue reading Bullying Study Reveals Incoming Science Teachers Need Training

5 Inspiring Songs That Battle Bullying

#5. “Mean Girls” by Rachel Crow “Mean Girls” is a pop song that was released in 2012. Crow’s message is simple, there are mean girls at every school. We know them all too well, and most of us have had an experience with one. I won’t let it get to me no more I don’t… Continue reading 5 Inspiring Songs That Battle Bullying

SROs Promote School Safety

by Traci Raley School Resource Officers (SROs) are law enforcement officers employed by local police departments and schools to promote safety and security within the school. They can arrest, if needed, but only as a last resort. More importantly, their goal is to promote positive behavior and prevent violence before it starts. They can also… Continue reading SROs Promote School Safety

New Study Links Childhood Bullying With Chronic Disease in Adulthood

A new study conducted by researchers from the healthcare company Mayo Clinic has discovered that those who have been bullied throughout their childhood have higher chances of developing chronic health problems when they become adults.

NoSchoolViolence.org Awarded for Innovative Prevention Program

  From a press release on March 14th, 2017 from NoSchoolViolence.org Elastic has announced honorees of its inaugural Elastic Cause Awards at the Elastic{ON}17opening keynote address in San Francisco. Besides honoring eHealth Africa  and IST Research, Elastic awarded NoSchoolViolence.org for its project focused on reducing school violence. The Seattle non-profit has created The Lantern®, a query tool that helps parents,… Continue reading NoSchoolViolence.org Awarded for Innovative Prevention Program

Humane Education as a Means of Violence Prevention

by Traci Raley Humane education is the use of animals to teach kindness, compassion and empathy to humans, primarily school-aged children. Using rescue dogs to teach humane education is a method that is becoming more common as means of violence prevention in schools. One group currently employing this method is Humane Species . A nonprofit organization founded… Continue reading Humane Education as a Means of Violence Prevention

Cyberbully: Film Reveals True Tech Dangers

by Brittany Weekley The film Cyberbully sends the perfect message, but all is not what it seems. It premiered on ABC Family in 2011, and it was inspired by Megan Taylor Meier, who died of suicide due to cyberbullying. The makers of the film, including Seventeen Magazine, hoped it would shed light on the seriousness… Continue reading Cyberbully: Film Reveals True Tech Dangers

Anonymous Alerts Teams Up With PNW BOCES to Stop Bullying in NY Public Schools

by Dylan Buckley According to an article on New York’s Southeast Patch, the company Anonymous Alerts has developed an app that allows students to report bullying and other negative activity in schools anonymously. They have formed a partnership with the Putnam North Winchester Board of Cooperative Education Services to distribute the anti-bullying app throughout the… Continue reading Anonymous Alerts Teams Up With PNW BOCES to Stop Bullying in NY Public Schools

The Link between Animal Abuse and other Forms of Violence

By Traci Raley Links between animal cruelty and human violence have been documented by many researchers.  A number of studies have shown positive correlations between bullying, school violence, and animal abuse.  A study by Verlinden et al. found that approximately 50% of school shooters engaged in some form of animal abuse. Surveys conducted by Henry… Continue reading The Link between Animal Abuse and other Forms of Violence

Jamel Hudson Meets With Glen Cove High School

Jamel Hudson, a professional “edutainer” who seeks to educate students across the country through entertainment, recently visited Glen Cove High School in New York. According to an article on the Glen Cove Patch, he talked to the students about the different types of bullying while also dancing and singing to the crowd of students. He… Continue reading Jamel Hudson Meets With Glen Cove High School

Bay City Central High School Recognized as Unified School Against Bullying

by Dylan Buckley Bay City Central High School in Bay City, Michigan was recently recognized as a Unified School Against Bullying, according to an article on mlive.com. This accomplishment can be attributed to their anti-bullying club, which has been certified by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The anti-bullying club at Bay City Central High School… Continue reading Bay City Central High School Recognized as Unified School Against Bullying

Talk to Kids about Responding to Politics

by Melissa Bonicci This election has been an extremely polarizing one. That much is apparent. What’s not as apparent is the messages we are sending to our kids as they grow up with the memories of post-election violence, and the possibility that our kids could be the ones participating in this. Numerous schools serving all ages –… Continue reading Talk to Kids about Responding to Politics

School District Pays $125,000 for Bullying Lawsuit

  by Dylan Buckley On July 2015, a mother and her son sued the Brunswick School District for the bullying that her son experienced at Brunswick Junior High School that lasted more than two years. According to the Portland Press Herald, an agreement had finally been reached, and along with the $125,000, Brunswick Junior High… Continue reading School District Pays $125,000 for Bullying Lawsuit

Correcting the Messaging Behind Prevention Tips

by Melissa Bonnici The purpose of this blog is to discuss the tips that we give others to prevent sexual assault. The phrase “Sexual Violence Prevention” often evokes a set of tips, often told to women and girls. These tips include but are not limited to: Don’t walk alone, especially after dark. Carry pepperspray or… Continue reading Correcting the Messaging Behind Prevention Tips

Using Big Data for the Greater Good

by David Peterson While applications of big data have become an integral part of the majority of major corporations looking for business intelligence and boosting profit, more and more charitable organizations are also turning to big data to aid their philanthropic missions, like NoSchoolViolence.org.  Here are two examples of how big data can help change… Continue reading Using Big Data for the Greater Good

Saving One from Suicide: a Personal Account

This experience is part of what has led me to write for the the NoSchoolViolence.org blog, and now that friend has graciously provided me with a record of some of his experiences with depression and suicide as source information for an article to support those dealing with similar circumstances.

Students ‘Say Something’ with Sandy Hook Promise

by Elizabeth Berenguer The Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit whose mission is to prevent violence, specifically gun-related deaths. The leaders of the organization host campaigns such as “Start with Hello” and their “Say Something Week”. Their mission is to prevent violence before it happens, so that tragedies like what occurred on December 14, 2012,… Continue reading Students ‘Say Something’ with Sandy Hook Promise

Changing Disclosures to Prevent Sexual Violence

by Melissa Bonnici Violence is often imagined as a dichotomous experience, with the perpetrator on one end and the victim on the other. However, violence is more complex than that. Responses to violence on an individual and societal level can facilitate violence or create environments in which violence is acceptable or even encouraged. I know… Continue reading Changing Disclosures to Prevent Sexual Violence

“Don’t Let This Defeat You,” Says Former Bully Victim Who Shares Her Story

Interview by Brittany Weekley. Barbara Slenski was bullied from elementary school through high school. This is her story. What happened the first time you got bullied? “The first time was when they set me up and said that I punched a girl in the face at school. That was in the first grade.” Do you… Continue reading “Don’t Let This Defeat You,” Says Former Bully Victim Who Shares Her Story