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School Issues: Bullying

Central Research Question: What is the best way to end bullying?

Grade 5
Articles with Reading Levels: 5.0-5.9
Grade 6
Articles with Reading Levels: 6.0-6.9

Article Name: Many Teens Say that Online Bullying is a Big Problem
Source:  Agence France-Presse via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 620)
Author: n/a
Date Published: October 15, 2018
Guiding Question: Are parents impacting how students deal with bullying?
Grade Level: 5.5

Article Name: Student Gets in Trouble for Filming Anti-Bullying Video at Her High School
Source:  Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 610)
Author: n/a
Date Published: February 7, 2018
Guiding Question: How does school response impact bullying?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Chicago Schools are Helping Muslim Students Stand Up to Bullies 
Source:  Chicago Tribune via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 570)
Author: Manya Brachear Pashman
Date Published: February 19, 2017
Guiding Question: Can teachers help prevent bullying?
Grade Level: 5.1

Article Name: Ohio students spread the word about putting an end to bullying
Source: Akron Beacon Journal via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 590)
Author: Colette M. Jenkins
Date Published: November 8, 2016
Guiding Question: Can sharing your story of being bullied help others?
Grade Level: 5.2

Article Name: Middle School Students Work to Make Their Lunchrooms Friendlier Places
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 830)
Author: Jessica Bock
Date Published: February 24, 2015
Guiding Question: How can bullying prevention programs help bring an end to bullying?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Mexico Says It’s Time to Stop the Bullying
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 840)
Author: Hector Becerra and Cecilia Sanchez
Date Published: July 3, 2014
Guiding Question: How has America’s anti-bullying movement affected Mexico?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: Avoiding School Bullies by Going Online to Class from Home
Source: Dayton Daily News via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 800)
Author: Meagan Pant
Date Published: December 11, 2013
Guiding Question: Are online classes a good alternative for students who have been bullied at school?
Grade Level: 5.0

Article Name: My Child Was Being Bullied at School. Here's What I Did and What You Can Do, Too.
Source: Washington Post 
Author: Achea Redd
Date Published: May 22, 2019
Guiding Question: What can parents do if their child is being bullied?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: Bullying is Still Generally Accepted or Defended in Kids Sports
Source: Washington Post 
Author: Lisa L. Lewis 
Date Published: January 8, 2018
Guiding Question: How can schools contribute to a culture of bullying?
Grade Level: 6.8

Article Name: Gabby Douglas to Tour Schools in Support of Anti-Bullying Campaign 
Source: Washington Post via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 830)
Author: Marissa Payne 
Date Published: January 5, 2017
Guiding Question: How is olympian Gabby Douglas fighting back against online bullies?
Grade Level: 6.9

Article Name: Mental-Health Services Needed to Stop School Violence, Experts Say
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 970)
Author: Mary Niederberger
Date Published: April 16, 2014
Guiding Question: Can focusing on emotional health prevent violence at school?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: The Least Popular Aren’t the Only Targets in School Bullying, Study Says
Source: Los Angeles Times via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 910)
Author: Mary MacVean
Date Published: April 4, 2014
Guiding Question: Is anyone safe from being bullied in school?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: More Teens Talking to Their Parents about Being Cyberbullied, Poll Finds
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 1000)
Author: Anne Flaherty
Date Published: October 25, 2013
Guiding Question: Should students be talking to their parents about cyberbullying?
Grade Level: 6.0

Article Name: Dealing With Bullies 
Source: Kids Health
Author: N/A
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What are good some ways to deal with a bully?
Grade Level: 6.1

Below Grade 5.0
Above Grade 6.9

Article Name: Children's Author Wants Kids to Know that Bullying is Hurtful 
Source: Washington Post via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 550)
Author: Justin W. Moyer
Date Published: December 18, 2018
Guiding Question: What steps are schools taking to address bullying?
Grade Level: 3.5

Article Name: Opinion: Basketball player did not listen to bullies
Source: Jeremy Lin via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 370)
Author: Jeremy Lin
Date Published: January 19, 2016
Guiding Question: How does Jeremy Lin help and encourage others stand up for each other?
Grade Level: 3.9

Article Name: Respect and Kindness Taught as a Way to Stop School Bullying
Source: Chicago Tribune via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 690)
Author: Vikki Ortiz Healy
Date Published: September 20, 2013
Guiding Question: Can rewarding kids for being nice to each other stop bullying?
Grade Level: 4.0

Article Name: Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why 
Source: DrugRehab.com
Author: Chris Elkins
Date Published: May 31, 2019
Guiding Question: How are bullying and drug use related? 
Grade Level: 8.7

Article Name: How Parents, Teachers, and Kids Can Take Action to Prevent Bullying 
Source: American Psychological Association
Author: n/a
Date Published: 2019
Guiding Question: How can school staff, parents, and kids work to end bullying?
Grade Level: 8.9

Article Name: 6 Ways Educators Can Prevent Bullying in Schools
Source: Lesley University
Author: n/a
Date Published: 2019
Guiding Question: What can teachers do to prevent bullying in the classroom?
Grade Level: 10.0

Article Name: Stop Cyberbullying 
Source: The Beacon 
Author: N/A
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What are some ways to spot cyberbullying?
Grade Level: 9.8

Article Name: Should School Bullies Face Criminal Charges 
Source: USA Today Cincinatti 
Author: Jessie Balmert 
Date Published: October 4, 2017
Guiding Question: How could a new law help prevent bullying in schools?
Grade Level: 11.2

Article Name: Is Your Boss A True Bully? How To Tell And What To Do About It
Source: Forbes 
Author: Kathy Caprino
Date Published: September 9, 2017
Guiding Question: Do adults deal with bullies after they are out of school?
Grade Level: 9.6

Article Name: What Parents Should Know About Roasting, a New Cyberbullying Trend 
Source: ABC News 
Author: N/A
Date Published: August 25, 2017
Guiding Question: What is roasting and how is it impacting kids?
Grade Level: 10.4

Article Name: Limits Teens' Texts, Tweets and Online Time, Doctors Group Says
Source: Associated Press via Newsela (Ed. Neswela staff. Version 1140)
Author: Lindsey Tanner
Date Published: October 31, 2013
Guiding Question: Does children’s online time predict bad grades, bad sleep habits, and cyberbullying?
Grade Level: 8

Article Name: Are Bullies Big?
Source: Wonderopolis
Author: Wonderopolis Staff
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: How can students help end bullying in their school?
Grade Level: 7.8