Bullying Prevention

Stop Bullying Now—www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ national campaign is designed to target pre-teens ages 9-13. Resources include DVDs, activity guides and webisodes for kids, as well as resources for parents, educators and community leaders. Cyberbullying is also covered.

No Name Calling Week—www.nonamecallingweek.org/
GLSEN’s No Name Calling Week, scheduled for January 23-27, 2012 this school year, is a highly effective, popular school program. The website offers planning guides for schools interested in participating, lesson plans, and other resources to engage the school and community. Lesson Plans for GLSEN No Name Calling Week can be found at:

Safe Schools: Cultivating Respect for All –www.community.pflag.org/page.aspx?pid=1011
PFLAG Safe Schools project advocates for strong national policies, learning the Top 10 Ways you can Make Schools Safer, resources and strategies such as hosting a PFLAG Cultivating Respect certification training in your community, or promoting their national scholarship program.

Stomp Out Bullying—http://stompoutbullying.org/
This national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying site provides research and strategy summaries and other resources for students, parents, educators and community leaders. PSAs of leading teen stars on the topics are also available for use here.

Cyberbullying Research Center:—www.cyberbulling.us
An excellent resource for reseach, resources, multimedia materials and strategies on the nature, extent, causes and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.

Groundspark’s Respect for All Project http://groundspark.org/
Groundspark’s Respect for All Project facilitates the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities by providing media resources, support and training to youth, educators, and service providers. Some of their resources are in response to heightened attention to Bullying and teen suicide.

Not In Our Town/Not In Our School—www.niot.org/nios
Not In Our School (a component of Not in Our Town, niot.org) is a grassroots movement that uses digital media and public outreach to highlight communities working together to stop hate. They also highlight students and teachers who are taking action for safe, accepting, and inclusive schools. For over a decade, Not In Our School stories and videos have inspired young people to launch their own campaigns against bullying and intolerance. At the heart of the Not In Our School movement is the belief in the capacity of young people to turn their school – and their community – into a more accepting place where everyone can thrive and learn. They also have a national Educators Network of over 50 schools who are connected and united in the fight against bullying and hate.

Teaching Tolerance—http://www.tolerance.org/
From the educational arm of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance: Resources for Teachers of all Grade Levels, including a beautiful quarterly hard-copy magazine, free to educators who request it. For decades, they have been a source of outstanding resources and topical information on social justice, diversity and multicultural issues with relevance for P-12 settings.

Net Smartz Workshop—http://www.netsmartz.org
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s NetSmartz.org website has excellent PSAs, resources and info available. They have devoted a large section of their website to parents and educators working to keep kids safe on line. They include sections on cell phones, blogging, sexting, and other technology-driven risks facing today’s students and the adults who care about them.

Operation Respect—www.operationrespect.org
Founded by Peter Yarrow, OR has developed programs for elementary and middle school students that work to build a positive, inclusive school culture where conflict, ridicule, bullying and violence are greatly reduced. The Don’t laugh At Me programs include music, DVDs and lot of information on bullying and how to stop it. Their kits are available free of charge.

Stop Bullying—www.cartoonnetwork.com/promos/stopbullying

Cartoon Network Anti-Bullying Project includes some several PSA’s for kids that address bullying issues.

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