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Information on What Parents Can Do to Stop Bullying
Matt's Safe School Law required that within six months after the effective date of the legislation (December 6, 2011), the board of a local education agency or intermediate school district or board of directors of a public school academy adopt and implement a policy prohibiting bullying. As an advocate for the children in your school district, make sure that information about your district's policy is being shared with your members and school community.
Schools have the responsibility of keeping children safe during the school day and parents have the right to be a partner in that effort. Parent Action for Healthy Kids has released these 10 important questions for parents to ask the principal to ensure their child's school is bully-free. READ MORE
Article originally appeared in the January 2011 PTA Parent
Approximately 160,000 children miss school every day in the United States for fear of being bullied; more than 50 suicides have been linked to prolonged bullying; and approximately 85 percent of school shootings have revenge against bullies as a major motive, according to Dr. Ted Zeff, a practicing psychologist and author. READ MORE