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Bullying Prevention

Learn More about Bullying Prevention

Safe Schools Training Resources

Contact Us

Elizabeth Suddath, MPH
Executive Director of Prevention Services
Phone: (405) 521-2106
Tosin Akande, MPHCHES®
Bullying Prevention Specialist
Phone: (405) 522-6262

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“Bullying” means any pattern of harassment, intimidation, threatening behavior, physical acts, verbal or electronic communication directed toward a student or group of students that results in or is reasonably perceived as being done with the intent to cause negative educational or physical results for the targeted individual or group and is communicated in such a way as to disrupt or interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student. 70 Okl. St. § 24-100.3 (2013)

Bullying is a form of youth violence that has negative effects on the social environment. Bullying is associated with increased risk for negative health and behavioral outcomes throughout the lifespan, including depression, anxiety, substance use, suicidal ideation and attempts, criminality, and involvement in other forms of interpersonal violence. 

As a form of childhood adversity, bullying can include aggression that is physical (hitting, tripping), verbal (name calling, teasing), or relational/social (spreading rumors, leaving out of group). It creates a climate of fear among students, inhibits their ability to learn, and could potentially lead to other antisocial behaviors. This webpage is dedicated to preventing bullying involvment and creating a culture of kindness.

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Prevention Team

Our Prevention Team is able to provide training and technical assistance to all schools and districts in the areas of:

  • Bullying Prevention Requirements
  • Internet Safety Awareness and Prevention Strategies
  • Trauma-Informed Bullying Prevention Strategies
  • Evidence-based Programs and Curricular 
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards 
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Bullying Prevention Framework

The Office of Student Support uses the Social-Ecological model (SEM) and the Whole School Whole Child Whole Community (WSCC) Model, to better understand and prevent bullying behaviors.These models allow us to address the factors that put children at risk for engaging in bullying activities and factors that protect them from experiencing such activities.

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Upcoming Events Recent Updates
Bullying Prevention Webinar Series (#BullyingIsNotOK)

This four-part webinar series dives into effective bullying prevention topics and

how to create a culture of kindness in schools. Attendees will better understand

how to identify, address, and report bullying incidents and be provided with

evidence-based resources. 


3. Implementing Bullying Prevention Programs - November 18th. 11AM-12PM CT

4. Community Engagement - December 9th. 11AM-12PM CT

1. Introduction to Bullying and Bullying Prevention  

Slides  |  Recording  |  Overview  | Certificate 


2. Multi-tiered Approach to Bullying Prevention

Slides  | Recording  |  Overview  | Certificate

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Last updated on October 20, 2020