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Bullying Help: Resources and Partners


This list is to accompany the film kit Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History. 

 

BullyBust: 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.

 

National 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 (PFLAG)

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).

 

Teaching Tolerance

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

Stand Up!

A Contract on Bullying

 

The Jamie Nabozny Case

Appeals Court Decision

Full text of the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.