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Middle School: Bullying

Bullying, especially bullying based on factors like gender, race, sexual orientation or gender expression, or ability, is associated with higher rates of sexual violence. In fact, some behaviors that are labeled “bullying” by schools and communities actually meet the legal definitions for sexual assault. Whether this behavior is happening in person or online, it requires a serious response from caring adults.

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AMAZE.org: Bullying

When you ask parents what one of their biggest fears is when they send their kids off to school – a place that is intended to be nurturing and fostering personal and academic growth – bullying and encounters with “mean kids” is on every parent’s list.

10 Scenarios to Get Kids Talking About Bullying

Bullying can threaten kids’ physical and emotional safety and can impede their ability to learn. It’s important that kids learn to recognize bullying and respond in safe, positive ways. In group discussions, ask kids to imagine themselves in the following bullying situations and describe what they would do.

Teaching Courageous Kids How to Stand Up & Stop Bullying

When you ask parents what one of their biggest fears is when they send their kids off to school – a place that is intended to be nurturing and fostering personal and academic growth – bullying and encounters with “mean kids” is on every parent’s list.

I’m Raising Girls Who Are “Includers” Instead of “Mean Girls”

I remember walking into the cafeteria of my new school, and it was like someone punched me in the stomach. I was in sixth grade. My family had just moved from Virginia to Ohio. At first, I attended the local Catholic school. Within the first two months, I was begging my parents to go to the public school because the girls were so mean to me. And when I look back, wow, were they cruel.

What to Do When Your Child Is a Bully

When you ask parents what one of their biggest fears is when they send their kids off to school – a place that is intended to be nurturing and fostering personal and academic growth – bullying and encounters with “mean kids” is on every parent’s list.

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