Bullying & Bias

Promote empathy and perspective-taking, and help students challenge prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination. Start by reviewing bullying basics and testing yourself for hidden bias, then follow up with activities that remind students to Speak Up at School. And, since students aren't the only ones who bully, assess the power dynamics among the adults in your building.

“Hate, bias and passivity toward harm to others all thrive on a lack of knowledge. We stand up for one another when we get more informed about fellow human beings and the world.”

Mica Pollock

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Featured Bullying & Bias Resources

Bullying Basics

Browse this collection of professional development tools, classroom activities, magazine articles and blogs dedicated to the topic of bullying.

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Speak Up At School

This guide offers advice about how to respond to remarks made by students and by other adults. It also gives guidance for helping students learn to speak up.

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Test Yourself for Hidden Bias

Hidden bias tests measure unconscious, or automatic, biases. Examine your own possible biases, and take an important step toward understanding the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society.

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Abuse of Power

Sometimes teachers adopt the role of classroom bully. Read about why this happens and what you can do about it.

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