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School Safety

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Publications and Multimedia

Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Cyberbullying in Schools: Meta-Analysis Finds That Tailored Programming Protects Students
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2021

Preventing Bullying
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020

Coaching Teachers in Detection and Intervention Related to Bullying
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2019

Final Summary Overview: Impact Evaluation of No Bully System
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2019

Bullying and Violence on the School Bus: A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Behavioral Management Strategies
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2018

Contents and Contexts of Cyberbullying: An Epidemiologic Study using Electronic Detection and Social Network Analysis
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2018

Creating and Sustaining a Positive and Communal School Climate: Contemporary Research, Present Obstacles, and Future Directions
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2018

Be Someone's Hero video graphic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2017

Effects of a Middle School Social-Emotional Learning Program on Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Substance Use in High School, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2017

School Safety Policies and Programs Administered by the U.S. Federal Government: 1990-2016
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2017

Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety Assessment
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2017

Related Resources

The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website provides ratings of programs and practices, including those that relate to bullying, to help determine what works, what doesn't, and what's promising.

Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the KnowBullying app has tips, warning signs, and more to give parents and educators the power to prevent bullying.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

The federal school safety clearinghouse website contains resources for kindergarten through grade 12 administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools.

This website, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on bullying, including where children can turn if they are being bullied and resources for adults to help prevent bullying.

Date Modified: August 2, 2021
Date Created: August 14, 2020