The Prevalence of Bullying Among Students with Disabilities
Do students who receive special education supports experience bullying more than their general education peers?
1. Harassment over an extended period of time
2. Intent of harassment is to cause mental or physical harm
3. Imbalance of power
As of 2011, 28% of students say they have experienced bullying at school almost daily.
National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015
Bullying & the Law
Title IV and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Titles II and III of the American with Disabilities Act
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Student - expulsion, juvenile detention
School - intense scrutiny, fines, civil suits from victim
My Role as an Educator
Set the tone for acceptable conduct
Model compassion and empathy
Teach my students how to address bullying behavior