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.
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.
• 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
• 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
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
• 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.
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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
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
Electronic Aggression Brief Center for Disease Control
Bullying Fact Sheet Center for Disease Control
• 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
|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.
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.
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/
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/
Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. http://www.anti-
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Association, National PTA, American 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.
“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:
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.
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
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.
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