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At Bullying Summit, Student Bystanders Encouraged to Act

August 7, 2012

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At Bullying Summit, Student Bystanders Encouraged to Act By Nirvi Shah on August 6, 2012 4:13 PM Washington As policymakers continue to wrestle with the issue of bullying, there’s a new emphasis on getting kids who see bullying happen to speak up. At the third Bullying Prevention Summit here, the nonprofit Ad Council today shared […]

Creating a Safe Environment!

September 29, 2011

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Edutopia has kindly shared twenty tips for creating a safe environment within the classroom. This is perfect timing for teacher’s looking to ensure that their classroom is safe and adheres to New Jersey’s new anti-bullying legislation. Click here to view the tips!  Unsure about how to teach students these important life-skills? Book a trip to […]

NJ Toughest Anti-Bullying Law

July 13, 2011

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Are you aware that NJ has one of the best and toughest anti-bullying laws in the country effective this September ? The 2009 report by the New Jersey Commission on Bullying in Schools helped push this law into reality. Do you feel like this law will help? Does this 2009 report portray your school’s environment? How will the law affect your classroom and/or teaching style? […]

N.J. Gov. Christie Approves Toughest Anti-Bullying Law in the Country

January 8, 2011

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Published Friday, January 07, 2011 on NJ.com By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that, advocates say, gives New Jersey the toughest anti-bullying law in the country. The news reached Garden State Equality Chairman Steven Goldstein during a Somerset conference on reducing the risk of suicide for gay and lesbian […]

Senate Education Committee Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

November 17, 2010

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Senate education committee passes anti-bullying bill By Politicker Staff | November 15th, 2010 – 12:49pm The “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” emerged from the Senate Education Committee this morning, and is expected to be approved by the Assembly Education Committee later today. A-3466  is designed to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying among students. ‘The truth is […]

When Will Our Schools Take a Stand Against Cyberbullying?

July 30, 2010

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Research states that 4 out of 10 students are bullied online. To address this issue the Chicago Board of Education has passed a new Student Code of Conduct which states that cyberbullying is just as serious of an offense as drug use, gang activity, aggravated assault, and burglary. Thus, these new laws state that children […]

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood

July 29, 2010

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Worried About Young Children’s Screen Time?  Here’s What You Can Do CCFC News – July 2010 STAFF WRITER Did you know 36% of center-based child-care programs include TV, for an average of 1.2 hours a day, and 70% of home-based child-care programs include TV for an average of 3.4 hours per day?  This week, we […]

The Bystander Epidemic

July 17, 2010

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When we turn a blind eye to students who are bystanders to bullying, we are telling our students that it is okay to not stand and speak up against the problems that they or their peers are facing. If we continue to promote pro-active students, we will stop the epidemic of bystanders in our society. […]