Teasing and Bullying

Quit it!

Quit it! is a research-based, school-wide program for grades K-3 that provides the tools to address teasing and bullying proactively. (read more)

Quit it!

Teasing and bullying don’t just affect bullies and their victims, they have an impact on everyone and can seriously disturb the learning environment. Quit it! is a research-based, school-wide program for grades K-3. With the Quit it! curriculum and companion CD-ROMs, along with our new, award-winning publication, The Anti-Bullying and Teasing Book for Preschool Classrooms, EEC provides the tools to address teasing and bullying proactively starting in the early years. Quit it! has been implemented in schools in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Connecticut and evaluations of those programs have illustrated their effectiveness in reducing teasing and bullying behavior; increasing adult involvement in teasing and bullying incidents; and contributing to a more civil climate in the classroom.

Program Materials

Quit it! materials include a teacher’s guide and two accompanying CDs. The teacher's guide integrates the topics of teasing and bullying into the daily life of the classroom through three sequential themes: Creating Our Rules, Talking about Teasing and Bullying, and Exploring Courage. The classroom CD, "Stories about Teasing and Bullying," is interactive and illustrates how boys and girls problem-solve real-life teasing and bullying situations. “Implementing the Quit it! School-Wide Model,” provides research findings, assessment tools, agendas for professional development, family involvement workshops, policy development, and resources.

The Anti-Bullying and Teasing Book for Preschool Classrooms, by Barbara Sprung, Merle Froschl, and Dr. Blythe Hinitz, is available from Gryphon House, the publisher. With over 40 activities that focus on reducing teasing and bullying by cultivating friendships, community, and positive feelings, teachers of young children can create an environment in which all children feel safe, comfortable, and welcome. The book was the winner of the 2007 Teacher’s Choice Award from Learning Magazine. Click for a description and sample pages of The Anti-Bullying and Teasing Book for Preschool Classrooms.

Quit it Sample Lesson.pdf

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Quit It Research Summary.pdf

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Quit It Program Evaluation.pdf

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