Statewide Blueprint for Bullying Prevention
Research shows that positive school climates where all students feel safe and engaged lead to better outcomes for schools, for students, and for educators. However, recent tragic school violence and youth suicides highlight the need to enhance our efforts to reduce bullying and to create schools that are safe and foster a positive learning environment for all students.
Read the full statewide bullying prevention guide above.
Statewide Blueprint for Bullying Prevention Highlights
- Research shows that positive school climates where all students feel safe and engaged lead to better outcomes for schools, for students, and for educators.
- In Colorado, youth who were bullied were twice as likely to report being sad for more than two weeks in the previous year and 25% of youth who were bullied also reported attempting suicide in the previous year compared to 11% of students who were not bullied.
- The greatest areas of need for training that teachers identified included:
- Cyberbullying and sexting
- Additional information related to sexual orientation, gender issues, and disability.
- This framework is adapted from recommendations set forward by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based on a review of effective bullying programs and input solicited from national experts in bullying prevention.