Posted: Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
Many adults still remember the taunts and pranks of school bullies from their childhood, and most have relegated those memories to the past. But school bullying, as well as the increasingly pervasive online variety, is still a destructive and far-reaching problem for children, affecting kids from all racial, socio-economic, and age groups. Parents and school administrators continue to struggle to address the phenomenon, and Education.com’s new Special Edition on Bullying at School and Online is the powerful resource that they have been looking for.
Created in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and guest editors Dr. Shelley Hymel and Dr. Susan Swearer, Co-Directors of the Bullying Research Network, and sponsored by Symantec, makers of Norton security software, Education.com’s Special Edition on Bullying is a premier web destination on bullying information and prevention based on research, not myth or outdated preconceptions. Containing over 30 original and cutting-edge reference articles, plus video clips, quizzes, community forums and parent checklists to prevent bullying, parents no longer need to search for information in the far corners of the web. From 10 Actions Parents Can Take to Help Reduce Bullying to a spotlight on the dangerous new phenomenon of cyberbullying, these new tools and resources are designed to help parents understand why bullying happens, and what they can do to prevent it.
As research into bullying uncovers more information about its causes and long-term effects, bullying is emerging as a top indicator of academic and emotional problems that can follow many children into adulthood. That’s why it’s important to stop bullying in its early stages, and why Education.com has created this authoritative new online resource. Physical and psychological bullying are not “just kids being kids,” and need not be the norm in our schools and online environments. By giving parents the tools they need to help end bullying, we hope to build stronger and more informed children and families.