DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — The Department of Education launched a new website with resources for students, parents and teachers to combat bullying in New York City schools.
"Now I am an old man but I still remember being teased in school. It definitely impacts your overall emotional health," said Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, who met with students from Brooklyn International High School Friday morning to demonstrate the new web library. "This new website is a one-stop-shop for information on anti-bullying measures."
The web library, called "Respect for All," pulls together resources that were already in the DOE website and puts them all into one, easy-to-search place in order to make them more accessible for users.
The site helps students recognize signs that they are being bullied, guides teachers through the process of dealing with a suspected bully, and tells parents how to report bullying to school officials.
It also deals in length with cyber-bullying and the effects it can have on a child in school and at home.
"We are very well aware that this is a major issue for many students," said the website's creator, Connie Cuttle, director of Safety and Youth Development at the DOE. "There is a wealth of resources on cyber-bullying in the Respect for All website."
Respect for All will continue to be updated as students and DOE officials find and create more content and resources to battle bullying.