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2009-11-17 14:13:00

BROOKFIELD, Wis., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Crisis Prevention Institute, the world's leading training organization specializing in the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior, today announced the results of a nationwide survey conducted by Zogby International, which revealed that a majority of K-12 school teachers believe their classrooms are more prone to violence than they were five years ago. Over 55 percent of the teachers surveyed said their schools are more likely to...

2009-11-16 06:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- International experts, federal officials, school administrators, law enforcement, health care workers, parents and advocates will come together Tuesday, November 17, 2009 to share best practices and the latest research on programs and initiatives to reduce school-based bullying and youth violence. The sixth annual International Bullying Prevention Association Conference, Hope for a More Peaceful World, is presented by Highmark Foundation's Healthy High 5...

2009-10-07 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the availability of Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey, published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey measured the past-year and life-time exposure to violence for children age 17 and younger. The major categories covered in the...

2009-09-09 01:00:00

One-quarter of U.S. parents of high-school students give a grade of A for school bullying and violence prevention programs, U.S. researchers say. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health indicates 26 percent of parents would give their child's high school an A for preventing bullying and school violence, while 38 percent of parents would give their child's elementary or junior high an A. The poll asked 1,087 U.S. parents in May to assign their child's school an A...

2009-09-08 11:21:00

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds 1/4 of parents of high schoolers give an A for school bullying and violence prevention programs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key to a child's successful education is an environment in which he or she can learn safely. According to a report released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health, only 26 percent of parents would give their child's high school an "A"...

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2009-09-01 09:10:00

High-school put-downs are such a staple of teen culture that many educators don't take them seriously. However, a University of Illinois study suggests that classroom disruptions and psychologically hostile school environments can contribute to a climate in which good students have difficulty learning and students who are behind have trouble catching up. "We need to get away from the idea that bullying is always physical. Bullying can also include verbal harassment, which can be just as...

2009-04-07 05:00:00

Edu-Safe's Judy Brunner and Dennis Lewis note Columbine wasn't the first and probably won't be the last school tragedy resulting from violence. The real question is - what have schools done to prevent another Columbine and has it been enough?   SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It will be difficult to treat April 20th as just another school day. It will be the 10th anniversary of the second most violent act at a U.S. school; the first occurring in Bath, Michigan on May 18, 1927,...

2009-03-23 08:00:00

DENVER, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Columbine community, including parents and former students who lived through the deadly 1999 high school shooting, joined educators and first responders from across Colorado on Friday to share their stories of turning recovery into renewal, and renewal into community growth. The gathering, "Colorado Rising: The Future of School Safety," was organized by School Safety Partners and represented for many a new purpose for Columbine...

2008-09-23 21:00:00

By Harold McNeil Jean Alberti, an expert on child psychology and behavior, has taken a keen interest in allegations of hazing by three former baseball players from Wilson High School in Niagara County. Alberti discussed some of her views on the case and, more generally, the issue of bullying during a lecture Monday in Baird Hall at the University at Buffalo sponsored by the Graduate School of Education. Why, she wondered aloud, would the two adult coaches on the school bus when the...

2008-09-06 15:00:15

By NICHOLS, Lane TEACHERS want more pay for staff who work in problem schools, and also want colleges to be secretly classified by the number of violent, disruptive or anti-social pupils on their rolls. They warn that "damaged" or high-risk pupils are displaying "gangsta-style" behaviour at school, abusing substances, bullying classmates, intimidating people or committing violence. This has made recruiting teachers difficult at many of the poorest, low- decile schools and comes as the...