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► As a teacher, how can you stop bullying? In his post, THIS Is How Teachers Can Stop Bullying, Justin W. Patchin, the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and the co-author of Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral! has all the answers!
► In her Ideabook post, How to Deal With Teenage Trolls , Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a sixth to eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher’s Guide each month—discusses just how she handled a situation where a group of students were copying offensive language and behavior they saw online, using our CULTURE OF KINDNESS worksheet.
► For more information on the subject of bullying and how it affects teens, check out our previous stories: The Many Shades of Mean, Body Bullies, and 3 Teens Who Have Bounced Back to Fight Bullying. And don't forget about our wise Ideabook post from a teacher: What I Learned From My Childhood Bully.
► For more bullying prevention resources, try National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment, StopBullying.gov, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying.
► This article offers more information on Natalie Hampton, the teen who created the anti-bullying app Sit With Us.
► If your teens still have questions about how to handle bullies, this guide from the Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying site can help. Plus, this list includes ways students can spread the word about ending bullying.