Blackboard Bullying: The 7-Step Prevention Strategy

Bullying is repeated, intentional, and continual harassment. Research indicates that 40% of children in school fall into either the bully, victim or bystander categories. Often defined as “an imbalance of power,” bullying can be direct (e.g., pushing, beating, name calling, etc.) or indirect (e.g., alienating, spreading rumors, cyberbullying, etc.). Most importantly, bullying affects everyone involved (the victim, the bully, and the bystander) and is always harmful. This workshop defines the types of bullying and extends a 7-step strategy, by which teachers, counselors, and principles should adhere to ensure bullying prevention in their school/class.