Bullying

  • 'Local group leads charge against bullying' from the Star Tribune : "The National Bullying Prevention Center, an anti-bullying center in Bloomington, has become a national leader, drawing attention from the White House and beyond."
  • 'Study gives insight into student bullies and their victims' from Minnesota Public Radio : "If you're a parent of a Minnesota student, there's more than a 50 percent chance your child has been bullied--or bullied another student--at least once."
  • Anti-bullying PSA (short video) : "Anti-bullying PSA. Over 6M American schoolchildren have been bullied in the past six months. Whether you cheer on the bully, or silently watch, you are supporting the bully. The effects upon the victim can be devastating, and the effects can last a lifetime. o something besides watching. Try to diffuse the situation. Tell a teacher, or a principal. If you can, stand up to the bully and let them know that it's not okay. Support the victim. Let them know you care and you don't think what happened to them was fair or right."
  • Bullied: A student, a school that made history : "Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student's ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools." It can be ordered FREE at tolerance.org.
  • Bullying Resources from the Minnesota Department of Health : For kids and adults. This page will help adults and youth learn about bullying and what can be done to stop it. Find games and cartoon webisodes to help you take a stand.
  • Bullying in Minnesota Schools: An analysis of the Minnesota Student Survey, 2010 : An analysis of the Minnesota Student Survey, 2010
  • Bullying, Victimization, and Sexual Harassment During the Transition to Middle School (PDF: 79KB/14 pages) : Bullying, in the form of physically, verbally, relationally, or sexually aversive behaviors, increases as youngsters make the transition to middle school. To date, however, policy and research in education and educational psychology has attended only minimally to the social dynamics of school organization or peer groups that may underlie this crisis. We argue that a combination of school- and peer-level factors contribute to bullying, victimization, and sexual harassment.
  • Child bullies are prone to sexual violence as adolescents, study shows : Children who bully others are more likely to perpetrate sexual violence when they enter adolescence, according to a new study led by bullying expert Dorothy Espelage at the University of Illinois.
  • Dear Colleague Letter Harassment and Bullying (October 26, 2010) Background, Summary, and Fast Facts (PDF: 116KB/2 pages) : "What are the possible effects of student-on-student harassment and bullying, what does the Dear Colleague letter (DCL) do, why is ED Issuing the DCL, what are the anti-discrimination statutes that the Office for Civil Rights enforces, what are a school's obligations under these anti-discrimination statutes and how can I get help from OCR?"
  • Defenders of Clearview School : Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health's latest bully prevention curriculum is now available online and on CD. Intended for grades K-6, the curriculum addresses the following issues: the difference between HURTFUL and FUN, SILLY TEASING; the difference between TATTLING and REPORTING; how to USE YOUR WORDS when facing a bully; making SAFE CHOICES when being bullied; ways to RESPOND to different types of bullies. For the interactive kid's game, go to http://www.macmh.org/publications/defenderquest/homepage.htm
  • Futures without Violence: Coaching Boys Into Men : Men--as fathers, brothers, coaches, teachers, uncles, and mentors--have a role to play in coaching boys into men. The Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) program invites men to utilize their influence to unique position to prevent domestic and sexual violence.
  • GLBT-Kids: Abuse Intervention Program : By making places safe for GLBT kids, we're making them safe for all kids. "GLBT-KIDS offers support, referrals, resources, training and connections about and for GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) youth - who are or have experienced abuse or mistreatment - and for their families, caregivers, professional and others who care about them."
  • National Center on Bullying Prevention : "PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources."
  • Olweus : "Even with a school's best efforts, bullying can affect the safety and wellbeing of the entire student population. In order to stop bullying, it needs to be addressed at every level of a student's experience. That's why the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program aimed at preventing or reducing bullying throughout a school setting."
  • Pacer Center's Kids Against Bullying : Learning about bullying prevention, targeted at kids.
  • Pacer Center's Teens Against Bullying : Learning about bullying prevention, targeted at teens.
  • Playground bullying: It doesn't happen in a vacuum : "For nearly two decades, researchers have had evidence that schools' 'ecologies' either sustain or suppress bullying. Now, a study recently published in the School Psychology Review has added another plank to the avalanche of evidence that bullying is not a problem involving just two kids, but rather a systemic failure."
  • School Violence and Bullying (CDC) : About school violence, what is school violence and data
  • School Violence and Bullying (CDC) : CDC offers a number of tools and resources designed to help state and local education agencies and schools promote safety and help schools be safe places for students to learn. They are based on an extensive review of research, theory, and current practice in violence prevention, health education, and public health.
  • School bullying among adolescents in the United States: Physical, verbal, relational, and cyber (PDF: 246KB/8 pages) : "Findings: Parental support may protect adolescents from all four forms of bullying. Friends associate differentially with traditional and cyber bullying. Results indicate that cyber bullying is a distinct nature from that of traditional bullying."
  • Stop Bullying : These resources provide information on the different forms of bullying and intervention strategies.
  • Stories of Us : Resources and Training's About Bullying
  • Straightlaced : "From girls confronting popular messages about culture and body image to boys who are sexually active just to prove they aren't gay, the students in Straightlaced illustrate the toll that deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing have on all of our lives." Watch the trailer at http://groundspark.org/trailers/straightlaced.html.
  • Stryve- Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere : STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. To support this effort, STRYVE Online provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be successful in preventing youth violence.
  • The Theoretical and Empirical Links between Bullying Behavior and Male Sexual Violence Perpetration (PDF: 233KB/53 pages) : Bullying experiences and male sexual violence (SV) perpetration are major public health problems, and while extant literature suggests that they may share some developmental correlates, there is no established empirical link between being a perpetrator or victim of bullying and SV perpetration in the literature. Nonetheless, some SV prevention programs in the U.S. include bullying prevention components for elementary and middle-school aged children.
  • Violence Prevention Works!: Bullying is a Serious Issue : "Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it is repeated over time. School bullying takes on many forms, and it is done by both girls and boys." Sections include Recognizing Bullying, What is Cyber Bullying, The Impact of Bullying, Bullying and Sexual Orientation, Helping a Child who is Bullied, and Bullying Prevention Resources.
  • Violence Prevention Works!: Safer Schools, Safer Communities : Create safer schools and safer communities with proven programs that address youth violence.
  • What Can Be Done About School Bullying? Linking Research to Educational Practice (PDF: 178KB/10 pages) : In this article, the authors review research on individual, peer, and school contributions that may be critical factors for enhancing efforts to address bullying among students

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