Arts and Sciences
Bullying In America has been a prominent topic for the last decade. The effects are damaging and ongoing. School-aged children are affected from early elementary age through the college years with ensuing after-effects. Bullying can impede learning, social growth, and safety to the youth being bullied as well as the ones doing the bullying. (stopbullying.gov 2018) This presentation focuses on the confidence levels, knowledge, and actions of middle school-aged students in their preparedness to combat bullying in the classroom. This research explores the relationship between student knowledge of bullying and procedures to address bullying and the self-reported likelihood of reporting an incident. The participants of the study consisted of middle school students in the Valparaiso, IN area. Each student was asked to complete an online survey which was comprised of bullying questions pertaining to knowledge and perceived action. This study will help to connect education on the subject in correlation to behavioral changes supporting the deterrence of bullying in schools.
Betustak, Kimberly; Luth, Jessica; and Florey, Micah, "The Gap Between Bullying Education and Student Behavior" (2020). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 915.