School Issues

New Law Protects Transgender Students

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In Virginia, there is a new law in place that protects transgender students like Gavin Grimm from harassment. This law will allow students to be themselves and feel safer in school.

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Source:

Washington Post, adapted by NewsELA

Published:

3/10/2020

Twitter Can Be a Mean Place. Meet @TheNiceBot

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In response to negative, bullying comments on Twitter, Champions Against Bullying created the NiceBot, which gives out compliments. The hope is that it will spread awareness about cyberbullying and inspire kindness.

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Source:

The Washington Post, adapted by NewsELA

Published:

12/16/2015

LGBTQ Secondary Students Still Face Hostility in School, But Considerable Improvements Show Progress

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While LGBTQ students still are still likely to face harassment and bullying in school, there have been significant improvements since 2001. School-based supports have a positive effect on school climates and have decreased homophobic remarks.

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Source:

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

Published:

12/14/2016

Cyberbullying: What Teachers and Schools Can Do

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Middle school students, especially girls, are experiencing cyberbullying. Schools need to step up and address cyberbullying even when it happens outside of school by teaching kids how to be good online citizens and getting parents involved.

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Scholastic

Author:

Caralee Adams

Published:

7/12/1905

Five Ways We Can End Discrimination and Harassment Against Gay and Transgender Youth in Schools

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Legislation is needed to clearly prohibit bullying of students based on their sexual and gender orientations. Teachers need to be trained in how to respond when they see and hear bullying, and there should be mandated counseling for bullies and students that are bullied.

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Generation Progress

Author:

Jerome Hunt

Published:

3/1/2011

Should Schools Be Held Responsible for Cyberbullying?

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Some teachers argue that cyberbullying majorly impacts students and should be addressed at school. Other teachers argue that schools cannot be held responsible for cyberbullying that happens off of school grounds.

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International Society for Technology in Education

Author:

Renee Bogacz & Miguel Gomez Gordillo

Published:

7/3/1905

Podcast: 3 Ways to Make Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students

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All students deserve a safe and equitable education. Teachers and parents can take action to protect LGBTQ students in schools by educating themselves, speaking up to stop bullying, and supporting inclusion.

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IDRA (International Development Research Association)

Author:

Michelle Martinez Vega & Aurelio Montemayor

Published:

1/15/2019

Podcast: Cyberbullying: Signs to Look for in your Children

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Cyberbullying is common and increasing amongst teens. Parents need to be aware, know warning signs of cyberbullying, and know ways to address it with their kids.

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Parenting Teens Conversations Podcast

Author:

Pinnah Chichi

Published:

2/4/2019

LGBTQ Youth

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This article discusses how LGBTQ youth are more likely to be bullied than their straight peers. Parents and schools can create safe spaces where LGBTQ youth feel accepted and supported.

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Source:

stopbullying.gov

Published:

9/24/2017

A Nationwide Rise in Cyberbullying Spurs Schools to Take Action

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This article shows that there has been an increase in cyberbullying or online abuse, especially for girls, as more and more people have access to social media. Cyberbullying is being addressed in schools with new social-emotional learning curriculums. * TRIGGER WARNING

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Source:

NewsELA

Published:

8/7/2019

End the Silence on LGBT Bullying

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This article discusses how school can be a hostile environment for LGBTQ youth, from preventing teachers from speaking up when they see bullying based on sexual orientation to excluding LGBTQ issues from the curriculum. LGBTQ students deserve teachers and schools that actively support them.

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Source:

Teaching Tolerance

Author:

Maureen Costello

Published:

5/24/2011

What Is Cyberbullying?

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This government resource explains what cyberbullying is and how it can be prevented or reported.

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Source:

stopbullying.gov

Published:

5/7/2020