First NEA bullying brief provides tips for bus drivers

"Bus Drivers and Bullying Prevention" is the first in a series of briefs based on the findings from NEA's "2010 Nationwide Study of Bullying: Teachers and ESP Perspective." NEA surveyed 5,064 members--including 2,900 ESP members--about issues related to bullying in public schools.

NEA's survey of 470 bus drivers is the basis for the first brief. Some of the findings showed:

Half of the bus drivers surveyed reported witnessing bullying several times a month.

An overwhelming majority of bus drivers--92 percent--felt it was their job to intervene in bullying situations.

Bus drivers want more training about bullying and how to intervene in specific bullying situations.

There will be future briefs for paraprofessionals, food service workers, and clerical workers. Download the four-page brief.

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