The No Bully System® is a step-by-step process and set of interventions to prevent and stop bullying and cyberbullying in school and after-school programs. It guides school leaders, teachers and staff through a series of interventions for responding to bullying and harassment, depending on the severity of the incident. When severe or persistent bullying occurs, teachers facilitate Solution Teams®, where the target’s peer group and the bully come together to stop the bullying.
LEVEL 1 - Prevent & build an inclusive school culture
The school joins with parents to prevent student bullying and cyberbullying through building a culture where every student is accepted for who they are.
LEVEL 2 - Interrupt and refer to a Solution Coach®
All teachers and staff interrupt student disrespect and aggression and refer ongoing incidents of bullying or harassment to a school Solution Coach.
LEVEL 3 - Hold a Solution Team and follow up
The Solution Coach convenes a Solution Team of students to bring the bullying to an end and follows up with students stuck in the role of bully or target.
LEVEL 4 - Implement an empathy-building action plan
If a pattern of intolerance is apparent across the entire class or grade, the Solution Coach® implements a plan to create a culture of acceptance.
This evidence-based approach leverages the compassion and kindness inherent in all of us. Independent studies show that schools trained in the No Bully System® remedy bullying in over 90% of cases and that this remains true at a three-month follow up. The No Bully System® aligns well with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Response to Intervention (RTI) and Restorative Justice. For schools that follow the PBIS model, the No Bully Solution Team is a Tier 2 intervention, and the follow-up coaching is a Tier 3 intervention. For more information on how the No Bully System® aligns with RTI and PBIS, download here.