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Bullying, Harassment, and Hazing: Liabilities, Strategies and Answers for the 21st Century Educator

Author
Dennis Lewis
Date of Post
Jun 1, 2009

Workshop Description

Regardless of socio economic level, educational achievement, or community awareness, bullying persists to varying degrees in all schools.  This problem may go unchecked due to the fact that many students do not want to report these incidents to those in authority.  When bullying occurs on or off campus - electronically or otherwise - school climate and academic achievement are negatively impacted.

This workshop will provide educators with the knowledge, educational resources, and methodologies necessary to significantly reduce these destructive behaviors.

Intended Audience

Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, School Nurses, Support Staff, Bus Drivers, Safety Coordinators, School Resource Officers

Instructional Objectives will include:

  • Understand a school's responsibility related to cyber bullying
  • Understand the legal liability for school staff related to bullying and intimidation
  • Understand how to support bullies, victims, and bystanders
  • Understand how to support parents while addressing this destructive behavior
  • Utilize a research based approach to managing this complex problem
  • Understand how to use specific strategies to reduce cyber bullying, physical bullying, emotional bullying, relational bullying, and hazing

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