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Bullying Prevention Research Symposium Proceedings Paper

Convened by the Center for Safe Schools and the Highmark Foundation, the Bullying Prevention Research Symposium was held in April 2018 to engage stakeholders in reflecting on progress made in Pennsylvania's bullying prevention efforts during the past decade. Representatives from the education, health care and justice sectors, policy-makers, researchers, prevention program providers and grant-makers reviewed recent developments in the field and identified priorities for the future. This proceedings paper summarizes the workgroup discussions, common themes and identifies seven recommendations for advancing bullying prevention in the commonwealth.

Download the Proceedings Paper


Cumberland Valley School District's It Takes One (ITO) Club Featured on Cyberbullying Research Center Site

Geraldine Johnson, OBPP Trainer and Behavior Support Specialist at Cumberland Valley School District, continues to work with students to make a difference in bullying prevention at her school.  With the development of the high school’s ITO club and diligent work in educating students, staff and parents in the area of bullying prevention, Geraldine continues to make a huge difference in the lives of children. More


U.S. Department of Education Released Additional Information On Schools’ Responsibilities To Address Bullying

The U.S. Ed. advances nine evidence-based practices. These are consistent with many practices recommended by OBPP and supported by research.

The Center for Safe Schools recommends that you use these recommendations to guide your work with any school that is not engaged in OBPP. For schools engaged in OBPP, we recommend that you encourage fidelity to the OBPP  model and adhere to U.S. Ed’.s recommendations regarding parent notification.   

Effective Evidence-Based Practices for Preventing and Addressing Bullying
OSERS Guidance Letter


Teaching Tolerance Guide Helps Educators “Speak Up at School” Against Bias and Bullying

The “Speak Up at School” guide is for teachers and other adults who work in schools. It offers advice about how to respond to remarks made by students and by other adults and gives guidance for helping students learn to speak up as well. By modeling the kind of behavior they want from students, educators can effectively teach students how to be effective and active change-agents in their school and community. Download the Guide


PA Proclaims October as Bullying Prevention Month

Go to the Bullying Prevention Toolkit


BP Research Briefs