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ERIC Number: ED524170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
Eliminate Bullying--A Legal Imperative. A Legal Memorandum: Quarterly Law Topics for School Leaders. Vol. 8, No. 2, Winter 2008
Kirby, Elizabeth
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
Recent incidents of school violence have brought bullying to the nation's attention in a dramatic way. Research shows that approximately 30% of teens in the United States either bully, are targets of bullying, or both (National Youth, n.d.). Bullying causes adverse physical, psychological, and social effects. It erodes feelings of self-worth and can have traumatic, long-lasting consequences. Victims are at risk for becoming withdrawn and depressed and may disconnect from school, which can lead to absences, truancy, and even dropping out. Experts have found that disruptions in a victim's education correspond with reduced career prospects and earning potential (Osofsky, 2001). Given the frequency of bullying, the number of students involved, and the degree to which their education is affected, educators have powerful incentive to eliminate bullying from schools. This paper presents recommendations for school administrators on how they may deal with bullying.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972