October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and Patch is taking a look at the impact of bullying in New Trier area school districts.
NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP, IL — Across the country, it’s a problem that affects more than one in five students: Bullying. And while some boil it down to the idea that “kids will be kids,” studies show that students who are bullied are at increased risk for anxiety, depression, poor self-image, mental health and behavior problems and poor school adjustment.
As National Bullying Prevention Month gets underway, Patch is taking a look at how school districts across Illinois handle and report bullying, and the impact it has on students.
We’re asking local parents to share their experiences and thoughts on bullying in Sunset Ridge District 29, Winnetka School District 36, Avoca School District 37, Kenilworth School District 38, Wilmette School District 39 and New Trier Township High School.
Please take a few moments to fill out Illinois Patch’s parent bullying survey below. Responses are due Friday, Oct. 11. All responses are anonymous, and no names will be used.
The Menace Of Bullies: Patch Advocacy Reporting Project
As part of a national reporting project, Patch has been looking at society’s roles and responsibilities in bullying and a child’s unthinkable decision to end their own life in hopes we might offer solutions that save lives.
Do you have a story to tell? Are you concerned about how your local schools handle bullies and their victims?
Email us at email@example.com and share your views in the comments.
Selected Stories From The Project
- Bullied To Death: When Kids Kill With Words
- I Could Have Been Mallory Grossman
- Bullied Over Homemade T-Shirt, Kid Inspires University Of Tennessee Design
- Howell Teen Runs To Save Lives, Change Statistics On Suicide
- America’s Shameful Truth About School Shooters And Bullying
- Cyberbullying Most Often Affects Girls; These Women Are Trying To Stop It
- Bullying Kids: Straighten Up, Or Your Parents May Have To Pay Up
- Teen Who Killed Himself Wasn’t ‘Worthless,’ Family Tells Bullies
- Menace Of Bullies: Why This Woman Resigned Her 6-Figure Job
- Survivor Of Bullying And Suicide Writes Frankly About Both
- ‘I Will Be Your Friend’: First-Grader’s Shirt Fights Bullies
- Girl-To-Girl Bullying: Why It’s Different, Difficult To Confront
- What Prompts Bullying In This Ohio School
- Cyberbullying In This Michigan City Carries $500 Fine, 3 Months In Jail
- Bully Upstander: Whatever He Said Caused Bullies To Back Down
- Bullying Caused 11-Year-Old To Attempt Suicide, Mother Says
- Bullied 10-Year-Old’s Suicide 8th In School District This Year
- The Menace Of Bullies: Most U.S. States Take On Cyberbullying
- Cyberbullying Is Now Against The Law In Michigan
- Shooting Incident Linked To Bullying At School, Mom Says
- Girls More Likely Than Boys To See Bullying As Harmful: Study
- 13-Year-Old Hangs Herself, But Bullying Killed Her
- Teen Tells Bullies In Video: ‘Every Day, I Wear Your Words’
- ‘The Hero Myth’: Why Expecting Kids To Fight Bullies Is Harmful
- ‘Mr. Anti-Bully’: Reformed Bully, 12, Sets Mistake Right
- Mallory Grossman Bullying Detailed In Wrongful Death Suit
- Malden Schools Were Non-Compliant Through Bullying Saga: DOE
- ‘They All Failed And Changed A Child’: Malden Bullying Detailed
- Mom Speaks About Bullying Heartbreak: ‘I Feel I Failed Him’
- Why These Kindergartners Start Each Day With A Handshake
- The Bully Menace: ‘The Hurt Never Goes Away’
- Bullies And Their Targets The Same: Digital Self-Harm Rising
- Williamsburg Poetry Teacher Helps Bullied Kids Open Tortured Minds
- Bullying Tougher To Confront When It’s Bias-Based: Researchers
- The Bully Menace: 13 Age-Appropriate Reads
- Teen’s ‘I Wear Your Words’ Video Inspires Nashville Songwriters
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Published at Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +0000