Bullying prevention at Leland is a positive intervention program. The primary focus is maintaining a positive social environment in the school. To reduce bullying, it is important to challenge the social norms with regard to bullying. It must become “uncool” to bully, “cool” to help out students who are bullied, and a normal, everyday practice for staff and students to notice when a child is bullied or left out. This requires the combined effort of each and every person in the school—teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff (such as bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria workers) and students.
All components of bullying prevention are delivered at the school, classroom and individual levels and detailed below.
|Individual Bullying Prevention Components|
|Other Prevention Strategies|
StopBullying.gov – StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
National Prevention Bullying Center – engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources.
Beat Bullying – UK’s leading bullying prevention charity, creating a world where bullying, violence and harassment are unacceptable.
The Triumph Organization – served as Central Ohio’s leading resource on girl bullying.
S.P.O.T. Students Posting Our Thoughts
GLSEN – The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
OLWEUS – program used by state of Pennsylvania.
Bullying.org – purpose is to prevent bullying in our society through education and awareness.