Connect for Respect

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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.

Use the Connect for Respect (C4R) Toolkit to guide your PTA/PTSA in engaging students in improving the school climate and reducing bullying.

The C4R Toolkit

Learn More

  • Utilize Welcoming Schools resources to address gender stereotyping and family diversity in K-5 schools.

  • 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