Health and wellness
Bullying is increasing, and in some districts could lead to lawsuits and parental fines
Student bullying in schools is increasing, despite district leaders creating anti-bullying programs to address the problem. And when schools fail to address bullying, lawsuits and even parental fines could result.
Student suicide tops concerns as schools open
Many district leaders have over the last few years implemented mental health screening for all students. Many administrators have also begun to train teachers and staff in mental health first aid techniques that enable educators to spot early warning signs of a student in distress and provide immediate assistance.
Cigarette smoking is down, but vaping is on the rise—and it’s making students sick
While students—and many adults—tend to think vaping is safer than smoking, it is causing real concerns in the medical community as a growing number of people are developing serious pulmonary illnesses related to e-cigarettes.