Tuesday, May 20, 2014

School Violence

What is School Violence?

School Violence is actually considered a public health problem.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2010 
828,000 nonfatal school violence incidents 
among students aged 12 -18 years of age!

In 2011 5.9% of high school students sampled reported missing one or more days of school due to fear either while at school or on their way to/from school.
While 20% reported being bullied on school property during the last 12 months!

How can I help?

School Violence Resource Links

Friday, May 9, 2014



As a school nurse, you might be one of the first school employees to suspect or learn about an act of bullying.

Bullying which results in physical injuries can be some of the most obvious attacks.  
However, many forms of bullying cause emotional  and other health related complaints.
The health related symptoms (psychosomatic symptoms) can go unrecognized 
for a long period of time until they are related to a bullying situation.

Some of the health related complaints caused from bullying include, but are not limited to:

As a school nurse YOU CAN HELP!

1. Gather Information... Collaborate with other school employees (administration) to determine if the situation qualifies as a form of bullying.
2. Be Supportive... Support the student being bullied and support all bystanders while the school administrators properly address the student bully according to school policy.
3.  Educate... Education students and staff on bullying, prevention, and responding!

These steps are outlined in greater detail on the Stop Bullying website!

Here is a small list of online (anti)bullying resources:

Information used from the above sites was used to create this blog post :)