ERIC Number: ED482009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct-22
School Violence: Tackling the Schoolyard Bully. Combining Policymaking with Prevention.
As the safety of U.S. schools has become an important public policy issue, interest in the problem of school bullying has intensified. As awareness of harassment, intimidation and hate in the school setting has grown, state legislatures have begun to address this problem. At least 16 states have passed anti-bullying laws, and similar measures were considered in 23 states in the 2001-2002 legislative sessions. This publication reviews the definition of bullying, the link between bullying and school violence, and planning a legislative response to bullying. Two appendixes present examples of legislative definitions of bullying and a summary of selected state laws on bullying. (GCP)
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Prevention, Public Policy, School Safety, State Legislation, Violence
National Conference of State Legislatures, 7700 E. First Place, Denver, CO 80230 (ISBN-1-58024-292-8, $15).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.