The Steps to Respect
Initiative Description: The program was delivered to 544 3-6 graders from 6 suburban elementary schools. Classroom lessons were implemented from January through March, and 10 weeks were devoted to skill lessons and rule clarification while 2 weeks week focused on empathy.
Study Results: The intervention significantly produced declines in malicious playground gossip.
Reference: Low, S., Frey, K. S., & Brockman, C. J. (2010). Gossip on the playground: changes associated with universal intervention, retaliation beliefs, and supportive friends. School Psychology Review, 39(4), 536-551.
Level of Evidence: Very Good