A student being bullied at school

Bullies have always been a constant presence in school environments. Until recently, bullies were simply an expected “character” in schools — along with the “teacher’s pet” or “class clown.”  Students who were bullied were expected to “toughen up,” ignore the behavior, or “fight back.” Today, bullying behavior is no longer expected or accepted in most… Read More

How Teachers Can Prevent Cyberbullying

By Brian Gatens March 3, 2014

In the past several years, we’ve seen the tide turn significantly in our efforts to put a stop to bullying and make schools emotionally safe environments for all of our students. Yet we cannot forget that some of this bad behavior has moved out of school and onto the Internet. I believe educators and our… Read More

How to Handle School Cyberbullying

By The Room 241 Team October 9, 2012

Cyberbullying affects as many as one-half of all adolescent and teen students, but educators often don’t understand their responsibilities when dealing with a student who bullies. While most school districts have a bullying policy in place, the lines are blurred when the bullying takes place online. When every teacher and principal takes online threats seriously and… Read More