Anti-Bullying and Safe Schools Resources
Center for Social and Emotional Education
BullyBust is an awareness campaign designed to reduce bullying in schools by teaching students and adults how to stand up to bullying and promote upstander behavior. An upstander is someone who witnesses bully behavior and does something about it
Bully Police USA
This watchdog organization advocates for bullied children and provides links to state anti-bullying laws, along with a rating of each law’s effectiveness.
Committee for Children
The Committee for Children develops evidence-based bullying, child abuse and violence prevention education curricula that teach social-emotional skills to children, families and educators.
Find Youth Info
A clearinghouse site for information prepared by the federal government to help prevent and address bullying in communities.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) for Safe Schools
This Wisconsin-based organization offers programs, trainings, and resources to make middle schools and high schools safe for all students, including LGBT youths.
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Through national programs including the Day of Silence and No Name-Calling Week, GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Center for Bullying Prevention
Programs and resources for teens, parents and schools, including information on National Bullying Prevention Month (October), online surveys and a digital petition. Teens Against Bullying offers engaging activities and strategies for teens to combat bullying.
National Education Association (NEA)
This site provides a Diversity Tool Kit, links to anti-bullying resources (including a downloadable Safe Zone poster), and a school employee’s guide to LGBT issues.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Tools to create safe schools, a training program, updates on safe-schools legislation pending in Congress and advice for supporting LGBT parents of school-aged children.
Safe Schools Coalition
This public-private partnership aims to reduce bias-based bullying and violence in schools across the nation by raising awareness among students, educators and parents. Also includes content on law and public policy; Spanish-language resources; and classroom materials.
“The Secret to Stopping a Bully?”
This Boston Globe Sunday Magazine article examines anti-bullying programs, with a focus on bystander training.
Stop Bullying Now
This interactive Web site offers resources for children (including cartoons and Webisodes) and adults (including strategies for bullying awareness, prevention and intervention).
Classroom activities, professional-development resources and free teaching kits to fight bias, reduce prejudice and promote tolerance and understanding of differences. Below are a few activities to reduce bullying:
Bullying: Guidelines for Teachers
5 Steps To Safer Schools
“THIS is Why We Need a GSA”
A Bullying Quiz
A Bullying Survey
Early Grades Allies: A Discussion Activity
Bullies Act Out
Playing the Bully Card
Bullying: Tips for Students
A Contract on Bullying
The Jamie Nabozny Case
Lambda Legal: Nabozny v.
Legal briefs, chronology and historical context for the groundbreaking case.
Appeals Court Decision
Full text of the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
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