Second part of anti-bullying training program available

Posted on July 28, 2011

The second module of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools' (OSDFS) bullying prevention/intervention training program is now available.

The program was created jointly by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), the Department of Education's OSDFS and the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center. It is available free of charge to school districts across the country. The second module, called "Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation's Buses," focuses on building mutual respect on the school bus.

The training will encourage drivers to consider what a supportive bus climate looks like and how it prevents bullying. They will also learn and commit to perform simple, concrete strategies to build positive relationships on the school bus.

As SBF previously reported, the first module of the training program — "See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying Behavior" — teaches drivers what does and does not constitute bullying, how to respond to the behavior on or around the bus, and specific strategies for addressing and reporting bullying as it occurs.

Both modules include a step-by-step trainer's guide, a PowerPoint presentation, handouts for driver activities, palm cards for drivers and posters that can be displayed in a school district's transportation department or throughout the school system to reinforce the messages.

Both modules can be downloaded at the NAPT's website.

Related Topics: bullying, NAPT

Comments ( 1 )
  • jkraemer

     | about 6 years ago

    This second module is not what I expected. Is there a third module?

More Stories

School Bus Driver Suspended After Bathroom Break to Keep Job

A New Jersey superintendent’s call to fire Gaye Kish for using her phone, having a friend board her bus, and taking a bathroom break during her route is rejected by the board of education. Kish cites a medical condition as the reason for taking the break.


Convertible Seating Solution

Blue Bird Corp. and supplier partner HSM’s convertible NextGen seat is designed to allow the customer to change the seat back frame to have a three-point or child-restraint seat without having to purchase new seats for reinstallation into a bus.

A <I>PBS NewsHour</i> piece looks at the safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue of seat belts on school buses.

PBS Probes School Bus Seat Belt Debate

The PBS NewsHour piece looks at safety benefits and financial concerns involved in the issue. Interviews include transportation directors and NHTSA’s former administrator.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!