Schools are required to have policies that address bullying. School administrators should use research-based best practices in bullying prevention and response.
- Focus on the school climate
- Assess bullying
- Raise and seek out support for bullying prevention
- Coordinate and integrate prevention efforts
- Provide training in bullying prevention and appropriate responses
- Respond consistently and appropriately when bullying happens
- Spend time talking with students and staff about bullying
- Establish and enforce clear rules and policies that address bullying
- Increase adult supervision
- Continue efforts over time (www.stopbullying.gov)
The International Bullying Prevention Association recommends that both the social climate of the school and the social norms in the school and community must be addressed with regards to bullying behavior (Laminack & Wadsworth, 2012).
Below is a graph that shows the programs being used in CT schools other than those identified under Title IV: