According to South Dakota’s 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 52 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported that they had been bullied at least once. An online resource available from the federal government provides information for students, parents and educators regarding this important topic.
Stopbullying.gov explores many aspects of bullying from recognizing the warning signs to tips for prevention.
Bullying has the potential to be a civil rights violation, so school districts need to understand their legal obligations to address harassment. A special section of the website is dedicated to this topic.