New Data Show a Decline in School-Based Bullying

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“As schools become safer, students are better able to thrive academically and socially,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The Department, along with our federal partners and others, has been deeply involved in the fight against bullying in our nation’s schools. Even though we’ve come a long way over the past few years in educating the public about the health and educational impacts that bullying can have on students, we still have more work to do to ensure the safety of our nation’s children.”

“The report brings welcome news,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said. “Parents, teachers, health providers, community members and young people are clearly making a difference by taking action and sending the message that bullying is not acceptable. We will continue to do our part at HHS to help ensure every child has the opportunity to live, learn and grow in a community free of bullying.”

In 2011, the President and First Lady hosted the first White House Conference on Bullying Prevention where they called for a united effort to address bullying. As the President declared then, “Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it’s not something we have to accept. As parents and students; teachers and communities, we can take steps that will help prevent bullying and create a climate in our schools in which all of our children can feel safe.” To address the scourge of bullying, the federal government has implemented a suite of executive and public-private partnerships that are helping move to move the needle and reduce incidences of bullying.

 

To view the full article visit the October 2015 National News blog page!

 

ARTICLE SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

Original Publication Date: May 15, 2015

Retrieved on October 15, 2015.

SOURCE LOCATION: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/new-data-show-decline-school-based-bullying

 

VIDEO SOURCE: StopBullying.gov

Retrieved on October 15, 2015.

SOURCE LOCATION: http://www.stopbullying.gov/videos/2013/04/stand-up.html#playlist=p1774

 

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