Bullying

January 2, 2017
  To the Teacher: In schools across the United States, Muslim students and immigrant students, among others, have been forced to deal with the effects of the hateful rhetoric and fear- mongering…
November 4, 2016
The 2016 presidential election season has been an especially harsh and bitter one, filled with offensive language, bigotry, sexism and misogyny, bullying, and taunts. Many  groups and communities…
April 17, 2016
What to do when students make hurtful remarks - or worse?  The appropriate adult response depends on the behavior and its intent.  Here are some things to keep in mind: Don't let offensive behavior…
April 24, 2015
To the teacher: This classroom activity is based on an attack on one girl by several others at a McDonald's restaurant in Brooklyn in March 2015. The incident went viral on YouTube. Consequently a…
April 24, 2013
As educators, it's our responsibility to act boldly and courageously to ensure that our schools are safe places, physically and psychologically, for all of our children.  Below are guidelines first…
February 5, 2013
Gathering Explain that in New York City public schools, this week is Respect for All week.  Ask students what they know about Respect for All week.  What is it about?  Why do you think we need a…
October 13, 2010
To the teacher:   In the past month, six gay teenagers have committed suicide after being tormented by bullying or cyberbullying. To help teachers address this issue, Morningside Center for…
April 28, 2010
By Alan Shapiro       To the Teacher:   The suicide earlier this year of Phoebe Prince, 15, after she experienced months of name-calling, harassment, stalking, and threats of violence, brought…