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Schools identify creative ways to address student conflicts

April 17, 2016 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

When my kids come home from school, they often share stories of arguments and conflicts they saw in the hallways that day. These clashes are nothing new, but the ways some schools are addressing them are. According to the National Bullying Prevention Center: One out of every four students (22%) reports being bullied during the […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 24, 2014 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Lauren Astley was 18 years old when she was beaten, strangled, and stabbed to death on July 3, 2011, by Nathaniel Fujita in the garage of his parents’ Wayland, Mass., home. Lauren’s horrific death at the hands of her ex-boyfriend made headlines across the nation and became the subject of a “48 Hours” special entitled, […]

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Dignity Act asks you to help stop bullying

October 29, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Imagine 4,500 people together in one place. Forty-five hundred people; quite a crowd. Picture all their faces. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), that’s approximately the number of U.S. teens who die from suicide every year. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, and a Yale University study argues […]

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Put a stop to summer bullying

June 27, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

The final bell of the school year might seem to signal a reprieve from schoolyard bullying. But harassing behavior doesn’t keep a calendar and, sadly, it doesn’t stop where campus borders end. It seeps into summer. Into parks, malls, community pools, camps and, of course, online – into social networks and e-mail. How pervasive is […]

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Until the bullying stops

May 9, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Bullying is an ongoing challenge for school districts in New York and around the country. Character education, bullying awareness programs, help lines and more have been set up as districts work to combat this difficult problem and enforce the Dignity for All Students Act. In the continued fight, we love to hear stories about people […]

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Could my daughter be a ‘mean girl’?

November 20, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

It’s not the kind of news you want to hear. Your daughter has been talking behind a friend’s back – and the things she’s saying are far from kind. You can’t figure out what’s going on, because that’s not how you raised her. You thought you taught her about compassion, empathy, acceptance and understanding. Now […]

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Curbing uncivil behavior this summer’s hot topic

June 29, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When we talk about bullying in schools, we tend to think of students harassing other students. By now, you’ve likely seen – or at least heard about – the video in which a group of middle school students relentlessly badger 68-year-old Karen Klein, a school bus monitor in western New York. Their vicious jeers still […]

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