In-School Bullying on the Decline Nationwide, Survey Says

Bullying is an eternal problem in schools; teachers have a limited scope for controlling students’ social hierarchies and practices. While teachers may discipline students who display harmful social behavior, or act as resources for students who have been the targets of this harmful behavior, it would be nigh impossible to prevent all cases of bullying.

However, new research suggests that teachers’ actions and school policies are having a definite impact. The School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey shows that the rate of bullying has dropped significantly for the first time in recent history. In 2015, 22% of students reported experiencing bullying; in past years, the rate has consistently been closer to 30%. This is an encouraging trend.

You can read more at Education Week.


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