US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Dear Colleague Letter regarding Bullying and Harrassment
Oct 26, 2010
In recent years, many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) fully supports these efforts. Bullying fosters a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims and create conditions that negatively affect learning, thereby undermining the ability of students to achieve their full potential. The movement to adopt anti]bullying policies reflects schoolsf appreciation of their important responsibility to maintain a safe learning environment for all students...
For the full letter please see the attached PDF from the US Department of Education