prevention programs (250). Because this book increases its scope by using quantitativeresearch and then expanding on it with ethnographic studies, it becomes a credibleresource. This book is even more useful to my paper because well-esteemed individualswho used research to make qualitative arguments supporting violence prevention programsand their effectiveness wrote it.Friedman, Matt, and Bob Considine. "N.J. Gov. Christie Approves Toughest Anti-bullying
Law in the Country.”
, 07 Jan. 2011. Web. 27 Oct. 2011.<http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/nj_gov_christie_approves_tough.html>.Tyler Clementi was a freshman at Rutgers who committed suicide after hisroommate bullied him by posting a video of Clementi with another man in an intimatesetting. The media brought to mainstream the incident and many other instances of bullying and harassment that led to laws against the violence. This article responds towhen Jersey decided to enact stronger laws on bullying in public schools and publiccolleges. The bill helps by mandating schools to set up anti-bullying programs andrequiring school employees to undergo training on how to spot bullying which is what Iam proposing is a better alternative then paddling or suspending students from school.This source is useful because it shows a recent problem with violence at an institution of higher le
arning revealing that bullying isn’t just something younger kids
cope with. It alsoshows how governments are stepping in to handle the widespread problem by making surethat schools can help prevent it with their existing resources."School Bullying Affects Majority Of Elementary Students
Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology
. Science Daily, 12 Apr.2007. Web. 27 Oct. 2011.<http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070412072345.htm>.Science Daily wrote this article, as a result of a child behavioral study conducted by doctors and researchers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. It highlights the
two forms of bullying: indirect and direct which are prevalent from very young ages. “Kids
who are routinely victimized exhibit higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicidalthoughts than do non-victims. Such statistics highlight the importance of being able toidentify at-risk kids and assess the effectiveness of interventions.
Some efforts effectivein stopping school bullying range from school wide presentations, to mediation sessionsand discussions that allow students to voice their experiences when they were the victim of violence or saw someone else being victimized. These efforts promote positive peer pressure and an attitude change from eve
ryone in the school’s community from
recessmonitors to parents. This is beneficial to my argument because it contains statistics to
backup the idea that bullying is detrimental to students’ health and that anti
-violent programs are effective when working with people that experience conflict. This source willadd to other sources I have by giving background information on a fairly common actionthat leads to bullying and the efforts that can be made to make sure that educationalenvironments remain safe to students.