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What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Bullying in School?

What Are the Best Ways to Prevent Bullying in School?

Nov 4, 2019-- Did you know that all 50 U.S. states require schools to have a policy against bullying? Despite this preventive measure, there has been a slight uptick in bullying over the past 3 years. "Bullying occurs everywhere, even in the highest-performing schools, and it is hurtful to everyone involved, from the targets of bullying to the witnesses--and even to bullies themselves." In this Greater Good article, Diana Divecha, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist and assistant clinical professor at the Yale Child Study Center and Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, explores two of the most effective methods for combating bullying: building a positive school environment and advancing social and emotional learning. Read on to learn about why these methods are so effective and how they can lead to more inclusive, accepting educational environments. (2718 reads)

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