Bullying Prevention Resources [Extensive List]

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Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Schools must have clear and thorough prevention practices and strategies that address all types of bullying and harassment: consistent intervention, support for victims, effective disciplinary policies for bullies. Every child must feel safe at, and on the way to and from, school.

Here is our collection of bullying prevention resources for teachers, parents and kids.

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General Resources on Bullying Prevention

Bullying Awareness Guidebook An in-depth look at what bullying is, why it happens, and what can be done to prevent it.

Crisis Prevention Download the Bullying Prevention Tip Kit from CPI, an organization created for human services professionals to address the need for training in safe and respectful environments.

Key Facts Key points highlighting relevant best practices and issues about bullying.

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center Access anti-bullying resources, including educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, and contest ideas.

Questions Answered Responses in a variety of formats, including images, 60 second response, article and more, to commonly asked questions.

Reducing Behavior Problems in Elementary School Classrooms Offers five concrete practices from the U.S. Department of Education’s Doing What Works website to help elementary school teachers reduce the frequency of common types of behavior problems and promote positive behavior.

Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center Provides information about the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center’s training and technical assistance, products and tools, and latest research findings.

Statistics Important research on the effects, intervention and impact of bullying.

Stop Bullying Now Shares information from government agencies, including the Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services, on how kidsteensyoung adultsparentseducators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Stop Bullying: Speak Up Geared to students, this Cartoon Network site includes sections on what to do and speaking up as well as a comic challenge to make your own stop bullying comic strip.

The Bully Project A feature-length documentary that follows “a year in the life” of five students and their families who have been affected by bullying. With the film at its center, The Bully Project also is a grassroots movement to educate and empower kids, parents, and school staff, to build strong, supportive, and safe communities.

Welcoming Schools Guide Offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling.

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Bullying Resources for Parents and Teachers

A Framework for School Wide Bullying Prevention and Safety
NASP is committed to supporting accessible, high-quality education that prepares our children for college, work, and citizenship. Creating safe and supportive schools that are free from bullying, discrimination, harassment, aggression, violence, and abuse is essential to this mission.

A World of Difference Institute, A Classroom of Difference
Anti-Defamation League addresses diversity issues in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools and communities.

Bullying in Public and Charter Schools
In this interview, Dr. Philip Lazarus discusses the prevalence and consequences of bullying in public and charter schools, as well as strategies the problem.

Bullying in Schools: Guide for Teachers
Offers tools and resources for educators with expert advice on bullying prevention.

Bullying – National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council provides information and resources to help prevent the serious problem of bullying.

Bullying Prevention & Intervention: Information for Educators
The two most important considerations in preventing bullying are building relationships and establishing accpetable behavior.

Bullies & Victims: A Primer for Parents
Bullying in childhood and adolescence is a significant problem, affecting about one in five students in elementary through high school. As a parent, it is important to know the warning signs that your child is being bullied or bullying others.

Bullying & Youth Suicide: Breaking the Connection
How school leaders respond to the suicide of a student will help determine the depth and duration of its impact on the school community.

Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
This site provides bully prevention efforts through Social and Emotional Learning.

Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying
Anti-Defamation League provides strategies and resources for preventing bullying and cyberbullying that are useful for educators, youth, and families.

KidsHealth
A wealth of information that addresses bullying and bullying prevention (from the Nemours Foundation).

Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Youth: Preventing Violence & Harassment at School
Teachers, administrators, school psychologists, and other educational professionals, can take step to prevent and intervene in violent situations in schools, especially those targeting lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth.

Media Smarts   
Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy explores how to protect young people from a variety of electronic issues.

Medline Plus: Bullying
The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provide research and helpful information on bullying.

Preventing Bullying
Provides the tools and resources you need to understand what bullying is, how to prevent it from occurring and how to address it effectively.

National Centre Against Bullying
The National Centre Against Bullying educates the Australian community on bullying prevention and the promotion of safe schools and communities.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Safety Information
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service offers information on Internet safety.

NASP Resource Library
The National Association of School Psychologist offers a number of links with recommendations for parents and teachers involving bullying and school violence.

National School Safety Center
The National School Safety Center serves as a leader for safe, secure and nonviolent schools worldwide and as a facilitator for the prevention of school violence.

Office of Civil Rights
The U.S. Department of Education provides resources for developing solutions regarding civil rights problems including racial and sexual harassment. 

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Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center educates kids, teens, parents and communities to address bullying through inventive and interactive resources.

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network
This national network in Canada provides tools and resources needed to understand what bullying is, how to prevent it from occurring, and how to address it effectively.

Relational Aggression in Schools: Information for Educators
Relational aggression refers to harm within relationships that is caused by covert bullying or manipulative behavior. It is important that schools include relational aggression when defining aggressive behavior and creating antibullying policies.

Sexual Harassment: A Guide for School Personnel
Sexual harassment is an unacceptable, harmful, but unfortunately widespread behavior that causes personal pain and behavior and creates a negative learning environment.

Stand for the Silent
At eleven years-old Ty took his own life after being suspended from school for reacting against a bully that had been bullying him for over two years. Stand for the Silent permits Ty’s parents to share their story and offer education that will prevent future tragedies.

StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov provides information from several government agencies on how children, teens, young adults, parents, educators and community members can prevent or stop bullying.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing harmful decisions, particularly underage drinking, drug use, impaired driving, teen violence, teen depression, and suicide.

Student Bullying Guide
This site provides good information about common forms of bullying, preventing bullying and cyberbullying along with additional resources.

Stop Bullying Now
Stop Bullying Now provides facts and resources on how to recognize and prevent bullying in schools. The website is created by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
CDC’s YRBSS screens health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth in the United States. The YRBSS includes national, state, and local school-based surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students.

Youth Bullying: What Does the Research Say?
This website offers resources and research on the prevention of bullying in children and youth.

Youth Violence Prevention
This site was generated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Youth Violence Division). Their task is to prevent injuries and deaths caused by violence.

Cyberbullying Prevention Resources

Common Sense on Media for Educators
As an independent, non-profit organization this website provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information for educators and parents.

Connect Safely
This website offers tips, safety advice, and systematic breakdown of news, video and additional resources to support safety while connected to technology.

Cyberbullying
Just as the use of technology itself has evolved, so has the ability to bully. Bullying, once restricted to the school or neighborhood, has now moved into the online world. Bullying through electronic means is referred to as “cyberbullying.”

Cyberbullying: Intervention & Prevention Strategies
Combined efforts of school and home are needed to prevent, reduce, or eliminate cyberbullying.

Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center provides information and consequences of cyberbullying in youth.

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Cyberbullying Resource Center 
Up-to-date resources and facts for families and youth on bullying and other related issues.

Facebook Safety Center
This website provides the information, tools and resources you’ll need to keep your family safe on-line.

NetSmartz
This website provides Internet safety information for parents, adults and teens.

iKeepSafe
This website provides strategies to keep your youngster safe online.

I-Safe
I-SAFE e-Safety education offers schools with curriculum and tools to empower students with the skills they need to be responsible cyber citizens.

OnGuard Online 
This website offers educators, parents and students strategies to safeguard themselves online.

Stop Bullying : Cyberbullying 
This website educates parents and youth on what cyberbullying is and how to prevent it from happening. Tips, tools and advice included on how to report cyberbullying.

Social Media
CDC uses social media to provide consumers with access to trustworthy, science-based health facts.

Stay Safe Online
This website advises parents, educators and youth on how to stay safe online.

Webonauts Internet Academy
This website is a teaching tool (game) for parents and educators to interact with kids (8-10 years old). The interactive Webonauts game teaches children to become respectful citizens on the World Wide Web.

Bullying Resources for Students with Special Needs

AbilityPath.org
Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Asperger’s and Bullying: An Inclusive Educational Approach
Young people with Asperger Syndrome experience disproportionate levels of bullying in the mainstream school. The National Centre against Bullying empowers educators with resources to address this challenge.

Information Handouts
Publications designed to inform and educate on bullying related issues, with a special emphasis on students with disabilities.

Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying  
This document provides a summary of the school districts’ responsibilities to assure that students with disabilities who are subject to bullying continue to receive free appropriate public education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

National Autism Association – Protecting your Child from Bullying
The National Autism Association offers specific solutions for preventing and responding to bullying by creating a safe environment for autistic children.

Students With Disabilities
Advocating for students with disabilities. Visit the comprehensive online module to get informed and learn what you can do to help.

Vulnerable Targets: Students with Disabilities and Bullying
The Federation for Children with Special Needs shares information and resources for parents to help prevent bullying.

Bullying Resources for Kids and Teens

A Thin Line
A Thin Line campaign was developed to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in a teen’s life.

Connect Safely
This website offers tips, safety advice, and systematic breakdown of news, video and additional resources to support safety while connected to technology.

Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center provides information and consequences of cyberbullying in youth.

It’s My Life
This PBS Kids site offers advice and topics on bullying. It is geared toward elementary school aged children.

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center educates kids, teens, parents and communities to address bullying through inventive and interactive resources.

Prevent Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment
This website is intended for teens. It provides resources for youth who have been harassed online. The website was created by the Center for Innovative Public Health Research

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing harmful decisions, particularly underage drinking, drug use, impaired driving, teen violence, teen depression, and suicide.

Students Against Violence Everywhere
This organization provides students with tools to learn crime prevention, conflict management skills, and the virtues of good social responsibility, respect, and nonviolence.

StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov provides information from several government agencies on how children, teens, young adults, parents, educators and community members can prevent or stop bullying.

Webonauts Internet Academy
This website is a teaching tool (game) for parents and educators to interact with kids (8-10 years old) on becoming a respectful citizen on the World Wide Web.

Children’s Books

The books on this list are a good starting point for discussing bullying with children.

  • Why Are You Picking on Me? by John Burstein
  • Good-bye Bully Machine by Debbie Fox and Alan L. Beane
  • Weird!, Dare! and Tough! by Erin Frankel
  • A Bully-Free World series by Pamela Hall
  • How Much Do You Know about Bullying? by Jen Jones
  • Cyberbullying: Deal with it and Ctrl Alt Del it by Robyn MacEachern
  • Bullying & Me: Schoolyard Stories by Ouisie Shapiro
  • Bullying: Deal with it Before Push Comes to Shove by Elaine Slavens
  • Boomer, Be Nice by Stacy Roberts

Bullying Prevention Teaching Resources

Visit the websites below to find videos, activities, and lesson plans you can use in the classroom:

An Educator’s Guide to Combat Bullying & Bully Prevention from teacher.org.

Anti-bullying lessons and activities from Teaching Tolerance.

Bullying, Harassment, & Civil Rights
This video is designed to help schools, parents, and others who interact with kids understand the differences between harassment and bullying, and their legal obligations with respect to both.

Classroom materials and media related to bullying and ostracism from Facing History and Ourselves.

Lesson plans to counteract cyberbullying from Common Sense Media.

Lesson plans on bullying, bias, and diversity from Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

NIOS videos and NIOS activity guides and lesson plans from Not in Our School (in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves).

PreK-12 lesson plans and book suggestions from the Anti-Defamation League.

Orlando “El Gato” Melendez of the Harlem Globetrotters visits St. Francis Catholic School to talk about the ABC’s of Bullying Prevention, in this great video by Shane Fairbanks.

If you have more resources to add to this list, please mention them at the comments.

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Savas Savides
Education born and bred. I have worked as a teacher for many private language schools, as a test centre administrator, as a teacher trainer, as an educational consultant, and as a publisher. I am an advocate for literacy and a huge proponent of using technology in the classroom. I have a BA in English and an MBA in Marketing. I mostly write about English Language Teaching. I live in sunny Athens.