AERA Statement and Resources on National Bullying Prevention Month
AERA Statement and Resources on National Bullying Prevention Month

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AERA Statement and Resources on
National Bullying Prevention Month

October 4, 2017

The following statement is from Felice J. Levine, executive director of the American Educational Research Association:

"Every student deserves to feel safe and secure in the classroom. That is why the American Educational Research Association is joining schools and other organizations across the country to highlight National Bullying Prevention Month during October and help educate the public on bullying prevention efforts and encourage individuals to get involved.

"Bullying presents one of the greatest health risks to children, youth, and young adults in U.S. society today. School safety, including the prevention of bullying, is a top national priority and a key area of academic research.

"AERA has a longstanding commitment to raising awareness of research around this issue. Since 2010, AERA has produced information and resources necessary in combatting bullying throughout the nation. The AERA report Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations presents practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. Released in April 2013, the report stems from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force.

"Through advocating for our students and conducting further education research, AERA remains steadfast in advancing solutions and examining ways to prevent bullying, promote safety, and encourage inclusion throughout the country."

Selected resources provided by AERA on bullying prevention and school safety:

These AERA bullying prevention and school safety resources are also listed online.

About AERA
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.