Sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education
A project under the School of Social Welfare's Center for Children & Families

Project Overview

Sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education, the Kansans Against Bullying project seeks to connect cutting-edge evidence to anti-bullying policy development by providing training, online resources, and technical assistance to K-12 Kansas schools.

This project is intended to be a resource for aiding school districts and individual schools in developing and tailoring anti-bullying policy to each district's/school's unique needs.  The recommendations outlined in the materials are for schools to consider including in anti-bullying policy.  Each district's/school's needs will differ and as such each policy will be unique.  Based on current evidence project aims are to:

  1. Define bullying behaviors and the roles children play in a bullying incident.
  2. Describe who is at risk for being bullied and "hot spots" for bullying.
  3. Review common consequences and concerns that youth involved in bullying face.
  4. Provide examples of how to report and track bullying incidents.
  5. Review common disciplinary actions and sanctions for acts of bullying.
  6. Outline considerations for staff trainings.
  7. Provide considerations for policy development.

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