School Climate

NYSED Resources

NYS Center for School Safety
Offers statewide professional development and technical assistance to support schools and districts in creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments for all New York State students. They serve all local education agencies with a particular focus on schools designated as “persistently dangerous.”   

Other Resources

Harassment, Bullying, and Free Expression: Guidelines for Free and Safe Public Schools
Brochure produced by a coalition of 17 education, religious, and civil liberties groups and based on current law provides guidelines aimed at helping public schools balance the need for school safety with the need for free expression.  

Education World Lesson Plans and strategies on Bullying Awareness
Provides free resources for teachers, including Anti-Bullying Activities | Anti-Bullying Lesson Plans.

MedlinePlus Bullying Resources on Bullying
Offers resources, prevention strategies, and news for school health professionals and parents.

NASN Bullying Prevention in Schools 
NASN position statement which includes a summary, background, rationale, and resources on bullying for school nurses.  

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Offers assistance and training to district and school administrators, school staff, communities, families, and students—to improve conditions for learning. They assist with the assessment of conditions for learning and the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

NCSSLE NY State Profile
New York is working to ensure its schools are safe and supportive. This page features school climate information for New York, including a list of grants the State and its communities have received; State discipline and bullying policies; data for a selection of indicators; and related news articles. 

National Association of School Psychologists A Framework for School-Wide Bullying Prevention and Safety
Provides resources for schools and families to support children and youth through crisis and trauma, including a specific section on bullying.  

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP)
A comprehensive, system-wide approach to bullying prevention. 

StopBullying.gov
Prevention: Learn how to identify bullying and stand up to it safely. This resource offers training modules, PowerPoints, toolkits, videos, resources, state-by-state laws and policies, and much more. 

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Page Updated 9/22/22