Arizona Education Association

Fall 2017

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FALL 2017 | ADVOCATE 27 Bullying Prevention How to Respond to Incidents of Racism, Bullying, and Hate in Schools S tudent bullying occurs once every seven minutes. In schools across America, one in three students report being bullied weekly. But while an overwhelming majority of school staff believe that it's their job to intervene when they see bullying of a student occurring, bullying behavior is still pervasive and isn't always handled properly. The more educators know about identifying bullying, intervening in a bullying incident, and advocating for bullied students the more likely it is that they will be empowered to contribute to a safe school environment.

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