Bullying Prevention and Intervention
Welcome to Colorado Department of Educationís Bully Prevention and Intervention Website.
According to HB 11-1254, "Bullying" means any written or verbal expression, or physical or electronic or gesture, or pattern thereof, that is intended to coerce, intimidate, or cause any physical, mental, or emotional harm to any student. "Bullying" is prohibited against any student for any reason, including but not limited to any such behavior that is directed toward a student on the basis of his or her academic performance; or against whom federal and state laws prohibit discrimination upon any of the bases described in section 22-32-109 (1)(11)(l).
This website was created in accordance with the Concerning Measures
to Reduce the Frequency of Bullying in Schools ACT (HB 11-1254). Inside
these pages you will find resources and tools for schools and
communities to utilize in order to reduce the frequency and intensity of
bullying behaviors. This website was created with the help of many
partners. Thanks to the Colorado Department of Educationís Support and
Intervention Unit and Teaching and Learning Unit, the Colorado School
Safety Resource Center, Colorado Legacy Foundation, and schools and
districts across Colorado for their help in this endeavor.
Educational Service Providers
As of November 15 per HB 11-1254, the CDE will be soliciting schools and districts to submit evidence-based practices, strategies, and programs that address preventing and intervening with bullying behaviors. We would love to hear from you.
- Reducing the Effectiveness of Bullying Behavior in Schools (PDF)
- Technical Assistance Brief, Illinois PBIS Network - Effective Bully Prevention (BP) Within a School-wide System of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), December 2010 (PDF)
White House Summit on Bully Prevention - March 10, 2011
- Conference Materials (PDF)
We hope that this website will provide a useful tool to staff,
students, and families across Colorado. Please let us know if you
have questions, concerns, or additions,