Awareness and Prevention Resources
Bully Bust, a program by the National School Climate Center, includes a pledge to end bullying, activities, a partner school program, and an essay contest for teens. www.schoolclimate.org/bullybust/
The Committee for Children research-based STEPS TO RESPECT program teaches elementary students to recognize, refuse, and report bullying, be assertive, and build friendships. www.cfchildren.org
Connect for Respect in an initiative launched by the National PTA to encourage PTAs across the country to lead conversations in their school communities about bullying, how it is affecting their communities, and to develop solutions that they can implement collaboratively together. www.pta.org/bullying.asp
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. for teens and social change. Resources include action tips, how-to's and articles related to bullying as well as other social issues. www.dosomething.org/cause/bullying-and-violence
Incredible Years program is an anti-aggression intervention for young children in preschool and early elementary schools that trains parents and teachers. www.incredibleyears.com/
LIFT: Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers program is geared to reduce the number of aggressive acts by children who are highly aggressive on the playground.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center is a federal resource for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people. www.safeyouth.org/scripts/index.asp
No Bully® is a nonprofit agency working to end bullying and harassment of students in school communities. This site provides a wealth of information for educators, administrators, parents, counselors and survivors.
Not In Our School is a movement of students and teachers from across the country that are sharing stories, joining together and taking action to create safe schools, free from stereotypes, intolerance, and hate. In this 3 minute video with accompanying lesson plan, students map bully zones to create a safer school. www.niot.org/nios-video/students-map-bully-zones-create-safer-school-3-min
The Olweus [pronounced Ol-VEY-us] Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. www.clemson.edu/olweus/
The Safe School Ambassadors ® (SSA) program empowers leaders from diverse groups and cliques on campus and equips them with nonviolent communication and intervention skills to stop bullying and violence among their peers. www.community-matters.org/safe-school-ambassadors/
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. www.stopbullying.gov
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. www.safeyouth.gov
The U.S. Department of Education and its Safe and Supportive Technical Assistance Center have created a free, state-of-the-art training for classroom teachers on bullying. The two-part training aims to help teachers know the best practices to stop bullying on the spot and how to stop it before it starts. The training toolkit consists of PowerPoints, trainer guides, handouts, and feedback forms that school districts, schools, and teachers can use free of charge.