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At Wrightslaw, we get letters every week asking advice about what to do when children are bullied... by peers, by older students, even by teachers.

Kids who have learning disabilities are especially vulnerable to bullying.

School is supposed to be a place where students feel safe and secure and where they can count on being treated with respect. In January, a young girl's suicide, apparently a result of cyber-bullying, prompted a look at bullying in Massachusetts' schools and focused attention on a nationwide problem.

This issue of the Special Ed Advocate focuses on bullying and school safety. Is your child a victim of bullying? Is your child a bully? Learn the signs that will help you identify potential problem situations and find out what parents, schools, and kids can do about it.

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What Can Parents Do If Your Child is Being Bullied?

What Can I Do if My Child is Being Bullied or Harassed? Dynamics of the bully-victim situation and what parents, kids, teachers, and schools do about bullying by Jackie Igafo-Te'o.

If your child has been harassed at school, make copies of Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crimes: A Guide for Schools for the decision-makers in your school district - the special ed director, superintendent, and school board members.

New Free Pub: Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other government agencies helps parents and teachers steer kids safely through the online and mobile-phone worlds.


Bullying and Its Effects: When Teachers & Administrators Fail to Intervene

Read Preventing Bullying. Linda Lumsden identifies some of the warning signs, examines the problems caused by bullying, and discusses strategies to prevent this pervasive problem.


Free Pubs & Resources for Parents, Schools, and Kids

Find information about bullying and harassment, prevention, legal decisions about harassment, and effective ways to respond to bullying at Bullying and Harassment

Stop Bullying Now, Free DVD Toolkits Available for Educators and Parents. Get multimedia toolkits to help educate school leaders, teachers, and parents about the dangers of bullying.


From The Wrightslaw Way Blog

Protecting the Bullies, Not the Bullied, Seems to be the Rule in our Schools.

Bullying, Discipline, and Confidentiality: Who's the Victim?


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