Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It

Today, we often hear about someone being bullied, someone being a bully, or someone who has witnessed bullying. This does not have to be the case. Bullying is often misunderstood and believed, by many, to be a normal part of life. Most of us have felt bullied at least once in our lives. Likewise, many of us have also been bullies. However, bullying should not be normalized by society. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates the effects of bullying can be devastating for the person being bullied, those who witness the bullying, and, surprisingly, the bullies themselves (CDC 2020; Evans et al. 2019). This publication focuses on bullying at school and what educators and schools can do to address and stop it.