How to Deal with Bullying in the Classroom and Online


Former Key Biscayne Police Officer and D.A.R.E Officer Vicki Hernandez shared the following tips with parents and guardians.

"As a member of the Key Biscayne K-8 Center's Anti-Bullying Committee (ABC), I have heard students talk about varying degrees of bullying that they experience, or see, on a day-to-day basis at school. Members of the faculty, parents, and student representatives meet monthly to discuss ways to prevent, or help victims deal with bullying that happens at school.

Unfortunately, what we hear about the most involves cyber-bullying. Bullying is a serious problem that has far-reaching implications for the person being bullied and for the bully as well."


Current D.A.R.E. Officer Martin Santiago continues to work with students at Key Biscayne schools. Learn more at the Cyber-bullying: How to Help Protect Your Kids webpage.


Additional resources are below:


  • -  A guide from the team at Learn Psychology.

    HIghlights of the guide include
    • Extensive resources to help those dealing with a bully, as well as resources that school administrators can utilize
    • Expert advice from Jonathan Fast, author of “Beyond Bullying: Ending the Cycle of Bullying, Shame and Violence
    • Specific bullying prevention strategies
  • - A newly updated guidebook issued in February 2016 by the team at Accredited Schools Online 

    In this updated guide you will find

    • Information on the cycle of bullying, how to catch it and stop it.

    • The different kinds of cyber and physical bullying, signs to look out for

    • A section dedicated to bullying prevention and how to help

  • - This guide to Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why is from


    Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.





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