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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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching Tolerance 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.


“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.

“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.


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.

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.”

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.

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.