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Bullying Resources

Programs, Articles, and Books on How To Prevent and Stop Bullying

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus 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.
http://www.clemson.edu/olweus

“Is Your Child a Target of Bullying? Intervention Strategies for Parents of Children with Disabilities”
A new curriculum geared toward parents of children with disabilities. The curriculum is meant for professionals and parent leaders to present to parents at meetings, conferences, etc. and can be ordered through PACER.
http://www.pacer.org/publications/BullyingFlyer.pdf

Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! Campaign
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services helped create this web site aimed at kids.
http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov

Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program
The Steps to Respect program is a school-wide curriculum that trains adults to deal with bullying effectively while teaching children skills to help them develop healthy relationships and decrease bullying behavior.
http://www.cfchildren.org/strf/strf/strindex

Stop Bullying Now
The links on this site will lead you through an exploration of interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools. It also includes information on supporting young people who have disabilities.
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/bookadditions.htm#disabilities

Bully OnLine
The Bully OnLine site has a section dedicated to child bullying and school bullying that includes insight, information and strategies.
http://www.bullyonline.org/schoolbully/index.htm

Bully Beware
The Bully Bware site has information about bullying and offers materials and workshops in Canada for the Take a Stand Program.
http://www.bullybeware.com

Bullying in Schools and What to Do About It
This Australian web site provides information that will help people to understand more about bullying in schools and how it can be stopped. It is of special interest to educators, children and parents. Included are pages on what has been discovered in the last few years about bullying and harassment and practical suggestions to overcome it.
http://www.education.unisa.edu.au/bullying

Kia Kaha
Kia Kaha is a school-based program from New Zealand that aims to help schools create environments where all members of the community feel safe, respected and values, and where bullying cannot flourish. The web site has sections for both adults and children.
http://www.police.govt.nz/service/yes/nobully

Peaceful Playground Program
The purpose of the Peaceful Playground Program is to introduce children and school staff to the many choices of activities available on playgrounds and field areas. Well-marked game activities on a playground provide increased motivation for children to enter into an activity and become engaged in purposeful play, thus cutting down on playground confrontations.
http://www.peacefulplaygrounds.com

15+ Make Time to Listen – Take Time to Talk… About Bullying
This document consists of interactive questions to start conversations between parents/caregivers and children. Schools, adults and children can use these questions to start conversations about bullying and how to prevent it.
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SVP-0051

Bullying is Not a Fact of Life
This document is part of 15+ Make Time to Listen… Take Time to Talk, an initiative developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to promote healthy child development and to prevent youth and school-based violence.
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SVP-0052

Take Action Against Bullying
This document is also part of 15+ Make Time to Listen… Take Time to Talk initiative.
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SVP-0056

The Inclusion Network
The Inclusion Network promotes inclusion, which can be a means to reduce bullying. The act of inclusion means fighting against exclusion and all of the social diseases exclusion gives birth to.
http://www.inclusion.com

Tolerance.org
Tolerance.org has information on dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity. This site also has a list of the social justice groups throughout the US which help people band together to take an active stand against hate in all forms, empowering communities to build and retain respectful and just environments.
http://tolerance.org

Articles

“Bullying and Teasing of Youth With Disabilities: Creating Positive School Environments for Effective Inclusion”
Hoover, John and Pam Stenhiem.
Examining Current Challenges in Secondary Education and Transition. 2.3 (December 2003).Issue: Bullying has been proven by numerous studies to be a serious problem nationwide. Harassment of youth with disabilities in particular has been steadily increasing. Whole-school antibullying/antiviolence programs are necessary to address this problem effectively.
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=1332

“Bullying in Schools Pervasive, UCLA Study Finds”
Wolpert, Stuart. UCLA News Web Site. December 9, 2003
More than one in five 12-year-olds are repeatedly either bullies, victims or both, and bullies are often popular and viewed by classmates as the “coolest” in their classes, according to new UCLA research from the most comprehensive study on young adolescent bullying in an ethnically diverse, large urban setting.
http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/page.asp?RelNum=4787

“New Ways to Stop Bullying”
Crawford, Nichole. APA Monitor 33.9 (October 2002): 64.
Psychologists are driving efforts to get effective, research-based bullying-prevention and intervention programs into schools.
http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.html

“Bully-Proofing Your Middle School”
Bonds, Marla. Middle Matters. Spring 2000: 1, 6-7
This article describes the different types of bullying and gives ideas on how to combat it.
http://www.naesp.org/ContentLoad.do?contentId=481

Books

Bully-Proofing Your School: A Comprehensive Approach for Elementary Schools
Garrity, Carla; Kathryn Jens; William Porter; Nancy Sager; Cam Short-Camilli. Sopris West: 2000.
A team of educators, psychologists and social workers in the Chery Creek Schools in Colorado have developed this comprehensive program designed to make the school environment safe for children both physically and psychologically.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/1570352798/apraxiakids-20

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High SchoolHow Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence
Coloroso, Barbara. Harper Resource (New York): 2004
Both parents and teachers can use this book to deal with bullying, an aspect of school that the author feels “is a life and death issue that we ignore at our childrens peril.”
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/006001430x/apraxiakids-20

Bullycide: Death at Playtime
Marr, Neil. Success Unlimited: 2001
This book is an in-depth study of bullycide a word the author has coined to describe when bullied children choose suicide rather than face another day of bullying, harassment and abuse. This book provides the first realistic statistics on bullycide and is the result of research done in the UK over a span of more than 30 years.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0952912120/apraxiakids-20

Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying
Davis, Stan. Stop Bullying Now (Wayne, Maine): 2003.
This book outlines research on effective bullying prevention interventions and presents specific practices and skills that help schools implement the research.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/0974784001/apraxiakids-20