See the link: http://www.stopbullying.gov/news/media/index.html
Included are definitions of terms, facts about bullying, media guidelines, best practices, what to avoid, and recommendations for media.
Bullying: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.
- Question which stories about bullying to run
- Get the entire, balanced story and present it accurately
- Use knowledgeable sources and reputable resources
- Include information that many stories miss
- Use nuanced, accurate journalism to make the world safer for youth
- Consider the standards that will shape your coverage of bullying issues before news breaks
What to avoid:
- Overstating the problem
- Stating or implying that bullying caused a suicide
- Oversimplifying issues related to a bullying incident
- Using under-qualified sources
- Blaming/criminalizing those who bully
- Excluding prevention information and resources
Cited from the website, accessed on 12/08/2016.