Dr. Matthew Mayer and Colleagues are Standing Up to Bullies

Beginning September 1, new anti-bullying legislation will call for school leaders to take on an unprecedented level of responsibility. To aid in the implementation of the new requirements, Dr. Matthew Mayer participated on an expert advisory group specially commissioned by the New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention to create a comprehensive, two-page bullying-prevention guidance document.

The document points school leaders to the most effective strategies and specific measures for incorporation into their anti-bullying plans, while complying with key provisions of the new law. Additionally, in the coming weeks and months, the Coalition’s Expert Advisory Group will continue to develop and disseminate a series of additional guidance documents intended to help schools do the best job possible in bullying prevention.

The New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention is a leading advocate and informational resource for bullying prevention in New Jersey. Having played a pivotal role in the development of New Jersey’s recently enacted anti-bullying law, the Coalition organized the Expert Advisory Group to include faculty members from institutions of higher education in New Jersey and other experts in bullying prevention from multiple professional disciplines.

Download the guidance document here.  Additional information is available by visiting njbullying.org or by contacting Dr. Stuart Green, NJ Coalition Director, at njbullying@yahoo.com, (908) 522-2581; or Dr. Maurice Elias, Rutgers University, Department of Psychology, at rutgersmje@aol.com, (848) 445-2444.