Implement evidence-based programs and policies: Schools can implement evidence-based programs and policies, such as positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) and social-emotional learning (SEL) programs, to prevent and address bullying.
Create a safe and inclusive environment: Schools can work to create a safe and inclusive environment for all students by promoting respect and tolerance and by addressing and preventing bullying and other forms of harassment.
Educate students, staff, and parents: Schools can educate students, staff, and parents about the negative impacts of bullying and how to recognize and prevent it.
Encourage reporting: Schools can encourage students to report bullying incidents and ensure that there are safe and confidential ways for students to do so.
Respond effectively to incidents: When bullying does occur, it is important for schools to respond effectively and support the students involved. This may include providing counseling and other forms of support to the students who have been bullied and addressing the behavior of the students who have engaged in bullying.
Overall, schools have a crucial role to play in creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students and in addressing and preventing child bullying.