Practitioner’s Corner: Data-Driven Bullying Prevention

By James Dillon Principal, March/April 2016 When it comes to assessing bullying in schools, appearances are deceiving and impressions are misleading. What school staff see and feel does not equate to what students experience. When school leaders obtain and share accurate data on bullying and school climate, they shine a clear light on the discrepancy between the adult world and the student world that co-exist in the same environment.