Bullying is not a new problem. In fact, most of us can remember a time when we were either bullied, witnessed bullying or participated in bullying another. However, the school shootings in the late 90’s drew greater attention to this issue. Schools, parents, law enforcement and the mental health profession realized the impact bullying has on not only the student who is bullied or the student who bullies, but on the entire school population. There is good news. Bullying can be addressed and prevented. Find out more.
Below are websites with information for teachers and parents:
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StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on bullying, cyberbullying, prevention and response.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources.
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children/teens and to improve peer relations at school.
School Climate Improvement - School climate is a broad, multifaceted concept that involves many aspects of the student’s educational experience. A positive school climate is the product of a school’s attention to fostering safety; promoting a supportive academic, disciplinary, and physical environment; and encouraging and maintaining respectful, trusting, and caring relationships throughout the school community no matter the setting—from Pre-K/Elementary School to higher education.
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded upon the powerful belief in kindness and dedicated to providing resources and tools that encourage acts of kindness. Resources support improving school climate and reducing bullying behaviors.
PromotePrevent Preventing Bullying – Understand, Prevent, Intervene – The tools and resources you need to understand what bullying is, how to prevent it and how to address it effectively.
Stop Bullying Now provides information for schools and parents about preventing bullying in schools.
Below are excellent resources (PDF documents) related to bullying prevention, school climate and cyber bullying.
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers focuses on the phenomena of electronic aggression.
Stop Bullying Speak Up Educators Guide
Join Cartoon Network in speaking up against bullying. This guide focuses on motivating bystanders to speak up and help prevent bullying.
The Relationship between Bullying and Suicide
This document provides concrete, action-oriented information based on the latest science to help you improve your schools’ understanding of and ability to prevent and respond to the problem of bullying and suicide-related behavior.
ADAPP’s own newsletters about bullying. They can be reproduced for parents, teachers and students.
BULLYING Tips n Pointers PARENTS BULLYING
BULLYING Tips n Pointers PARENTS CYBERBULLYING
BULLYING Tips n Pointers TEACHERS
The information below is available for free on the internet.
Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. Their mission is to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Bully Prevention & Teaching Positive Behavior - The Casey and Bella Anti-Bully Curriculum Aligned with Common Core Standards for PreK-5 is a free resource for schools.
Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence.
Download a PDF bibliography of recommended reads for students and resources for educators and parents.