Monday, August 10, 2015

Back to School: Let’s talk about bullying

North Dallas Gazette, August 3, 2015

"US adults repeatedly rate bullying as a major health problem for children, but only 56 percent think schools should intervene when a child is socially isolated.

But, a new poll from the University of Michigan shows adults have different views about what bullying behaviors should prompt schools to take action.

A 2011 survey indicated that 20 percent of high school students report that they have been the victims of bullying.

The vast majority of adults (95 percent) say schools should take action if a student makes another student afraid for his/her physical safety. Eighty-one percent say schools should intervene when someone humiliates or embarrasses another student and 76 percent call for intervention when someone spreads rumors." Read more

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