Connect 4 Respect

Connect for Respect—Bullying

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Connect for Respect (C4R) is National PTA’s initiative to help students, parents and educators to create school climates full of safe and supportive peer relationships.

Research shows that one of the most effective ways to prevent bullying behavior is to create a positive school climate. School climate encompasses everything that contributes to a student’s experience with a school—from the physical building to policies, staff and peer culture.

Positive school climates exist in schools where students, families and educators all work collaboratively to build a culture of respect.

Stop Bullying One out of every four students report being bullied 90% of students who are cyber-bullied are also bullied offline
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Use the Connect for Respect (C4R) Toolkit to guide your PTA/PTSA on ways to engage students in improving the school climate and reducing bullying.

You Can Prevent Bullying with Connect for Respect(Click poster to download)

The C4R Toolkit

Learn More

  • View sample “quick start guides” to get students engaged in campaigns promoting inclusivity and respect at Not in Our School.
  • Keep up with a central hub of federal resources and numerous partner at
  • Download the free app, KnowBullying, from SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) for tips on how to talk to your children about bullying.

National PTA Resolutions & Position Statements

PTA Resolution Against Bullying
PTA resolution in support of policies and programs that address the prevention, intervention and elimination of bullying.