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"A school where children don't feel safe is a school where children struggle to learn. It is a school where kids drop out, tune out, and get depressed. Not just violence but bullying, verbal harassment, substance abuse, cyber-bullying, and disruptive classrooms all interfere with a student's ability to learn."
—U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
No child makes a sudden decision to leave school. Instead, it's a long progression of often several factors that builds over time, resulting in the eventual decision to drop out. For many, bullying plays a big role in this decision. Physical, verbal and emotional harassment can make a child feel isolated, and even afraid to attend school. Children will skip classes or even full days to avoid their tormenters, and will fall behind as a result.
The majority of bullying in elementary school happens at recess. See how our featured American Graduate Day partner, Playworks, is changing that landscape and using play to combat bullying. (Starts at 4:24:40)
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Not In Our Town: Class Actions
Not In Our Town: Class Actions Three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying Read more
WFYI | Anti-Bullying Symposium
WFYI | Anti-Bullying Symposium Indianapolis hosted its first ever symposium on Bullying Prevention as a step toward creating a culture of acceptance. Read more
PBS NewsHour | Shakespeare to Prevent Bullying
PBS NewsHour | Shakespeare to Prevent Bullying To Bully or Not To Bully: Using Shakespeare in Schools to Address Violence Read more
PBS NewsHour | Babies to Prevent Bullying
PBS NewsHour | Babies to Prevent Bullying Bringing Babies to the Classroom to Teach Empathy, Prevent Bullying Read more
WMHT American Graduate Day | Bullying
WMHT American Graduate Day | Bullying WHMT in New York addresses bullying in schools as part of its 2012 American Graduate Day broadcast. Read more
KNME | Public Square - Bullying
KNME | Public Square - Bullying Victims of bullying, parents, advocates, education officials, and policy leaders join in a riveting dialogue on the topic of bullying. Read more
WHUT | Bullying
WHUT | Bullying In "Education Talk Back - Bullying" Digital Media Arts Club students at Ballou High School discuss the effects of bullying. Read more
CPT-12 | Anti-Bullying PSA
CPT-12 | Anti-Bullying PSA Colorado Public Television is exploring the National Dropout Crisis as it relates to the LGBTQ community. Read more

Student Reporting Labs: Students Talk about Bullying Experiences, Solutions

Resources and Further Reading:

NEA - 10 Steps to Stop and Prevent Bullying

Edutopia - 5 Ways to Stop Bullying and Move Into Action

PBS - Not In Our Town

Huffington Post Anti-Bullying - A collaborative effort of WGTE and Fostering Healthy Communities (Mercy, ProMedica and the University of Toledo Medical Center) to increase youth safety by decreasing the incidence of bullying. This year-long effort is comprised of a comprehensive public information campaign through TV, radio, print and the web; three live television programs and three workshops for educators.


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