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Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Join with the International Bullying Prevention Association and Pacer in it advocacy for the cessation of bullying.

The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Traditionally held the first week in October, the event was expanded to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month.

The following resources provide additional information on bullying, electronic aggression, youth violence prevention, and safe schools.

Cyberbullying

Boston Public Schools Cyber Safety Campaign (All the resources on this website were developed entirely by students in the Boston Public Schools)
IKeepSafe (Faux Paw the web surfing cat)
Seattle MS Cyberbullying Curriculum
Cyberbullying Research Center
Bullying at School and Online

NetSmartz: NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations.

Educational Development Center- Cyberbullying – Here you will find important information and tips for keeping children safe online, including how to teach digital citizenship—responsible and appropriate use of online media. Six interactive scenarios on this site will take you through different situations involving cyberbullying and digital citizenship, allowing you to hear real-life conversations between parents and youth, choose the paths they should take, and find the best outcomes.

bullyfreezoneNational Organizations and Bullying Resources

American School Counselor Association
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) See a Bully, Stop a Bully,Make a Difference Campaign
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Council on Chief State School Officers
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Student Councils- Raising Student Voice and Participation Bullying Challenge (RSVP) Process
National Center for School Engagement
National Education Association- Bully-Free: It Starts with Me Campaign
National Parents and Teachers Association- Bullying: Connect for Respect
National School Boards Association- Families as Partners: Fostering Family Engagement for Healthy and Successful Students

Training – Webinars / Videos / Pecha Kuchas / Reports

Kognito Interactive
At-Risk for High School Educators: Identify and Refer Students in Mental Distress
“The 411 Bullying” Report from the Hamilton Fish Institute
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Free Webinars

Evidence-Based Program Databases

Blueprints Program Guidelines for cost-effective programs that meet the highest scientific standard of evidence for promoting youth behavior, education, emotional well-being, health, and positive relationships.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs (NREPP)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention United States Department of Justice
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Expert Panel United States Department of Education

Safe and Sound An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Bullying Programs , Curricula, Organizations

stopbullyingAnti-Defamation League Bullying Resources: Strategies and Resources for Educators

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Tips for Schools (PDF)
Ways to Address Bias and Bullying (PDF)
Misdirections in Bullying Prevention and Intervention
• Channing Bete
Bullying and Violence Prevention Resources
PATHS® (Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies) Program
• Character Education Partnership
Bullying Resources
Cable in the Classroom: A wide variety of cable TV programs, websites, and interactive multimedia is helping to spark imaginations, inspire creativity, and engage learners. And it’s all free, courtesy of the cable industry!
Cable in the Classroom Digital Citizenship: Digital Citizenship is a holistic and positive approach to helping children learn how to be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in a digital world.
Cartoon Network- Stop Bullying: Speak Up Campaign

Early Childhood Bullying Prevention Bullying behaviors emerge in early childhood. All of us who interact with young children can take steps to teach them the skills they need to avoid bullying altogether. See a download guidance “Eyes on Bullying in Early Childhood”

Educational Development Center- Cyberbullying – Here you will find important information and tips for keeping children safe online, including how to teach digital citizenship—responsible and appropriate use of online media. Six interactive scenarios on this site will take you through different situations involving cyberbullying and digital citizenship, allowing you to hear real-life conversations between parents and youth, choose the paths they should take, and find the best outcomes.

Understanding the Roles of Early Education and Child Care Providers in Community-Wide Bullying Prevention Efforts (pdf)

Make Time to Listen-Take Time to Talk – Encourages parents and caregivers to spend at least 15 minutes a day listening and talking with their children to prevent youth violence. Provides interactive questions to start conversations with children about bullying and bullying prevention.

From Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. Parents can be role MODELS for your children
. Here is a guide for what we can all do to help keep our children “violence-free.” How you can Deal with Aggressive Behaviors. How to problem solve teasing that leads to intimidation, an example.

Thoughts from Parents.com What to do if your pre-school child is being bullied.

nobulliesCenters For Disease Control (CDC)

Factsheet for Understanding Bullying
Youth Research and Bullying- What the research says
Uniform Defintions for Public Health
Measuring Bullying Victimization
Electronic Aggression Factsheet
Bullying and Sexual Violence
Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide
Bullying and Tourette’s Syndrome
Youth Violence
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
Bullying Resources
• Committee for Children
Second Step: Social and Emotional Skills for Early Learning
Second Step: Social and Emotional Skills for Kindergarten – Grade 5
Second Step: Middle School
Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program
Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Program
Community Matters: Programs and services organized around a whole-school framework to improve school climate and reduce bullying related incidents.

Department of Education: Bullying Prevention Website

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Anti-bullying Resources
Ready, Set, Respect! – GLSEN’s Elementary School Toolkit
Kids Health: Educators Site Let’s Get Real: Young people tell their stories in their own words–and the results are heartbreaking, shocking, inspiring and poignant.

National School Climate Center – is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction. In doing so, we enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce physical violence, bullying, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Programming Materials

Readiness Assessment
Core Components of the program
Definition of Bullying
The Bullying Circle

stopbullyingnowOlweus Bullying Prevention Supporting Materials – Curriculum

Class Meetings That Matter K-5
Class Meetings That Matter 6-8
Class Meetings That Matter 9-12
Cyberbullying Curriculum Grades 3-5
Cyberbullying Curriculum Grades 6-12
The Peaceful School Bus Program

Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Educational Activities
Free Bullying Prevention Bookmarks
Information Handouts and Templates
Peer Advocacy
Resources
Sites for Teens and Kids
Stories
Videos

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center Programs and services to address bullying from Dr. Elizabeth Englander are at this site.

Teaching Tolerance Thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

Understanding the Roles of School Administrators in Community-Wide Bullying Prevention Efforts (pdf) The National Center of Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) offers bullying prevention training toolkits filled with research-based, user friendly materials trainers can use for events and workshops. Each Training Toolkit includes a step-by-step facilitator’s guide, a customizable power point presentation, handouts, and feedback form. (see 3 toolkits School Buses, Classrooms and Dating Violence)
Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses
Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation’s Classrooms
Get Smart, Get Help, Get Safe- Preventing, Assessing, and Intervening in Teenage Dating Abuse – A Training for Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

Printable Resources

Electronic Aggression Brief Center for Disease Control

Bullying Fact Sheet Center for Disease Control

Facebook for Educators (PDF)
Facebook for School Counselors (PDF)
Facebook/Social Networking Guidance for Teachers (PDF)

Guidelines for Bullying Assemblies

Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Toolkit: Resources for Parents, Educators and Professionals Serving Children, Youth and Families

Additional Federal or Partner Resources

StopBullying.gov
Find Youth Info
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide

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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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