In most jurisdictions law and best practice require schools to ensure a bully-free learning environment for their students. Typically the new laws direct school districts to adopt an anti-bullying policy that defines bullying and defines how the school will respond. Increasingly parents look to the courts to enforce these standards and seek damages when schools fail to prevent the bullying of their child. But what are the best practices for schools?
I have served as an expert witness to guide the court in bullying cases, focusing on:
Training requisites for teachers
Best practices to facilitate student reporting of bullying
School anti-bullying policies
Effective interventions and response
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