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Bullying Prevention

International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a special semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink “pledge shirt” to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The event takes place in schools, workplaces, and organizations in 25 countries across the globe on the third Friday of November to coincide with Anti-bullying week, and then again on the last Friday of February.

International Bullying Prevention Association

The mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality research based bullying prevention principles and best practices in order to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility.

It has taken more than three decades of academic study of bullying behaviors, public revelations and attention to the true consequences for those who bully and those who are bullied and world-wide media coverage of incidents of unspeakable cruelty, suicide, and homicide, to bring educators, students, law enforcement, health care workers, and parents together in a global effort to do something about it. Bullying hurts and for those involved, the hurt can last a lifetime. As a world, we are learning that bullying behavior can be the root of serious violent situations in our schools. Many countries have adopted policies and procedures for Safe Schools.

http://www.stopbullyingworld.org/index.php/about-ibpa-28

Project Anti-Bully

Project Anti-Bully is a non-profit 501(c)(3) run by students for students that raises awareness of the prevalence of bullying in schools globally through community-based research. Project Anti-Bully has headquarters in the United States of America and affiliates in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, El Salvador, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Taiwan, The Philippines, and Uruguay.

http://www.projectbully.com/_index.php

Project Standup

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Why Pink?

Pink might seem like an odd color when trying to get people to take a stand against bullying. The color is completely based on a stand that was taken in the fall at Central Kings High School, in Cambridge, Nova Scotia. A freshmen student was making his first appearance in a new high school. The boy showed up in the morning wearing a pink polo shirt. Some school bullies verbally abused him for his choice of color. They used some vulgar words, and made him feel very upset. Two senior students heard about the bullying taking place, and decided to take a stand against it. http://www.standupday.com/08/participants/index.php?target=pages&page_id=whypink

Bullying UK

Anti-Bullying Week 2013 is calling on children and young people to take the lead on creating a future without bullying – using new technologies. http://www.bullying.co.uk/

Anti-bullying Alliance

Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Anti-Bullying Campaign (ABC) South Africa

The aim of the ABC is to oppose the culture and practice of bullying within the CRC/Children’s Movement – and to lay the basis for a culture of tolerance and peace, and a commitment to using peaceful methods to resolve conflict.

ABC committees have been established in most of the communities and schools where the CRC/Children’s Movement operates. The formation of the ABC has given rise to the establishment of a Girl Child Organisation as part of the children’s movement. http://www.childrensmovement.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=19&Itemid=18

Anti Bully & Abuse Foundation

The ABA Foundation will stand as a national body where people can turn to and feel safe, a structure where children and parent experience a tangible, physical system protecting our children, and working towards a safe school environment. http://abafoundation.wozaonline.co.za/

Bullying Canada

Rob Frenette, 20 and Katie Neu, 18 the Founders of BullyingCanada.ca, a Youth-Created Anti-Bullying Website are very pleased to announce the official launch of a national toll-free line for youth, parents, and the general public up to date information related to bullying.

http://bullyingcanada.ca/content/243026

Chile

As some areas of the country return to normalcy, schools start the year tackling bullying problems

A program to reduce bullying within Chile’s schools has shown positive results since its introduction in 2005.  The Paz Educa Program aims to produce and promote observation-based research in order to prevent school violence in Chile.

http://www.santiagotimes.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18400:chiles-schools-employ-anti-bullying-programs&catid=59:education&Itemid=132

 

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In the US – October – Bully Prevention Month

This month, groups across the country committed to stop bullying will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to this important issue facing our youth.Bullying Prevention Month is not new. In fact, it has been around for several years. What started as an awareness week initiated byPACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in October 2006, the event has evolved into a month’s worth of events and activities to raise awareness and provide the latest resources to those who need it. National partners in 2006 included the National Education AssociationNational PTAAmerican Federation for Teachers, and National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education. PACER recognized that students, parents, and people throughout the country needed to become more aware of the serious consequences of bullying. The point of National Bullying Prevention Month was to transform a society that accepts bullying into a society that recognizes that bullying must – and can – be addressed through education and support. Read more at StopBullying.govPacerJoin the movement!The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action. PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. Get your toolkit and more. Print the Digital Petition Flyers and display them at your school or organization. Elementary Petition Flyer Middle / High School Petition Flyer

How It Got Started

National Bullying Prevention Month was started in 2006 by the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness about this important issue and what people can do about it. Communities, schools and individuals are encouraged to participate in understanding this problem and getting involved in outreach efforts and educating people. Businesses and organizations like Facebook, Yahoo!Kids and CNN have gotten involved to get the word out. PACER was inspired to create the month as a way of showing people that bullying isn’t just a “rite of passage” for every kid, for some it can lead to terrible emotional, psychological and physical pain that no one should endure.

Unity Day

“Make it Orange and Make it End,” is the Unity Day slogan. This year Unity Day is on October 10th, people are encouraged to wear the color orange on this day to show their solidarity with the bullying prevention cause, even Ellen DeGeneres got involved last year by wearing an orange anti-bullying shirt on her show! You can also hand out “unity” ribbons and buttons at your school or write “unity” on your binders to create awareness.

What Can I Do?

If you want to get involved with National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month you should let your parents, school and classmates know. There are lots of activities available via the Bullying Prevention Center, as well as group activities and discussions that you could easily organize in your class and among friends. Here are a few ideas for supporting the cause:

  • Add you name to the digital “The End of Bullying Begins With Me petition
  • Wear orange on Unity Day
  • Get people involved like friends and parents, try organizing an event (a Unity Dance, a bake sale for bullying charity, anything!)
  • Encourage a discussion in your classroom
  • Spread the word on your Facebook or Twitter

Read more: Bullying Prevention Awareness Month http://www.kidzworld.com/article/27443-bullying-prevention-awareness-month#ixzz2cdlhVjXu National Child Traumatic Stress Network In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying. Read more.

US Resources

Featured NCTSN Resources

Teaching Tolerance When nearly one in five students is bullied each year, it’s no wonder the topic is on educators’ minds. Teachers want to make their classrooms safe, supportive learning environments. Administrators want positive school climates. Both are looking for tools to reach these goals. To meet their needs, Teaching Tolerance offers an abundance of professional development tools, classroom activities, magazine articles and blogs dedicated to the topic. When you have an immediate question, though, finding what you’re looking for among such extensive resources can be daunting.

NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me

The NEA Bullying Prevention Kit

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Designed by educators for educators, this kit reflects the best available research on bullying prevention. To access different subject areas, click on the colored tabs.  Download here

ESP RESOURCES AND TOOLS

For Principals and Teachers

Enough is enough! Stand4Change and help put an end to bullying.

http://www.defeatthelabel.com

October is National Bullying Prevention Month in the US, the NYTimes has updated their full list of resources on bullying and cyberbullying for the occasion.

Use the links below to find resources on bullying and cyberbullying:

STOP The Drama… END The Hate… STOMP Out Bullying

A National Anti-Bullying And Cyber Bullying Organization For Kids And Teens

 STOMP Out BullyingTM Student Participation Toolkit

Act Against Bullying And Cyberbullying Now

 

 

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