4 Health Problems That Can Result From Chronic Bullying

by Traci Raley Previously I posted about a study that was conducted on incoming science teachers and their views on bullying. Some of the teachers stated that they believe bullying is a normal part of childhood, that it cannot be stopped, and that it teaches kids coping skills. I find this both surprising and upsetting.… Continue reading 4 Health Problems That Can Result From Chronic Bullying

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

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

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