The island nation of Barbados may soon officially adopt restorative practices as part of its national education model, according to a Canadian social justice group works to train educators on the softer approach to student discipline.
The Oregon Department of Education launched a task force to delve deeper into bullying, and find creative ways to reduce incidents in the state’s schools.
Lakeway Police Chief Todd Radford wants parents, school officials and others in his Texas community on the same page to fight against bullying.
“As we have seen across the country, bullying is no longer just an event for the school to address, but an issue that requires collaboration to overcome,” Radford wrote in an editorial for the Austin American-Statesman. “Society is ever changing and the way we deal with the issue of bullying must be ever changing.”
While many victims of bullies feel helpless to change their situation, others are using their experiences to find creative ways to crack down on the problem.
School officials across Nevada are launching a new smartphone app that allows students to anonymously report a variety of safety concerns to the proper authorities.
At Utah’s Olympus High School, students are taking the lead to combat bullying and mental health issues like anxiety and suicide.
Alachua County Public Schools’ annual backpack give-away has a new theme this year: “See Something, Say Something, Do Something.”
Major League Baseball is working with ESPN and the San-Francisco anti-bullying organization No Bully to “Shred Hate” in schools across the country.
Students at Witham, England’s Maltings Academy are taking action to confront bullying, and they’re focused on creating new, anonymous ways for students to report incidents.