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Bully-Free Schools: Circle of Support for Learning

Creating Safe and Caring Schools for Student Success

The Need

Bullying affects all students' ability to learn. It promotes aggressive norms and undermines feelings of emotional and physical safety in school which are so essential for learning. Even the students who are doing the bullying and harassing suffer negative consequences. They are likely to continue to use aggression into adulthood, resulting in higher rates of domestic violence and other criminal behaviors.