Bullying Prevention

RTI International and the NAPT have been funded by the National Institute of Justice to study the most effective strategies for dealing with bullying and other types of student misbehavior on buses. We need your help! If you responded to our survey several months ago about the strategies your district uses to manage or address student behavior on buses, we would love to talk to you over the telephone to hear your thoughts on the challenges of student behavior and the best ways to create safe and healthy environments during the commute to and from school. Please be on the lookout for an email invitation to participate in this interview; or, email the study’s project director, Dr. Joshua Hendrix at jhendrix@rti.org to let him know of your interest. Thank you for your support!

Free Training Materials!

Two training modules were jointly created by NAPT, the Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center. 

The first module, titled "See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying Behavior," will teach 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.

The second module, "Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying, 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; and learn and commit to perform simple, concrete strategies to build positive relationships on the school bus.

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

See the Bullying Research Powerpoint Presentation (pdf)

Module 1 - See Something. Do Something: Intervening in Bullying Behavior

Trainer's Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)

Training Presentation (PDF)

Handouts (PDF)

Module 2 - Creating a Supportive Bus Climate: Preventing Bullying

Trainer's Guide, Overview, and Outline (PDF)

Training Presentation (PDF)

Handouts (PDF)

Training Collateral

Posters (PDF)

Palm card (PDF)