A learning environment should be a place where children are not fearful of bullying. Yet far too often children experience some type of bullying, which can be personally hurtful and a distraction from their education. In fact, approximately 36 percent of kids report having been bullied. And it's likely that even more bullying occurs, but goes unreported. As this behavior has become more prevalent, teachers have been learning how to intervene when bullying enters the classroom. Researchers have found that when a peer or teacher gets involved, more than half of the bullying situations stop.
What can teachers do to intervene when bullying occurs?