From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America, A Survey of Students and Teachers

Oct 11, 2005
  • Description

The national survey of over 3,400 students aged 13-18 and over 1,000 secondary school teachers, explores students' and teachers' experiences with bullying and harassment, and their attitudes about bullying and harassment in school. The survey examines several aspects of the school climate that can detract from a safe learning environment, as well as students' personal experiences with harassment. In addition, the survey examines the overall prevalence of offensive remarks and harassment at their school, whether experienced by that student or their classmates, and the impact that has on their ability to learn. Secondary school teachers also contributed their perspectives on these issues and provided their views on what can be done to improve the situation.