Parents, teachers, and students all have experienced bullying either first or second-hand. As it has thankfully and rightfully become more a part of our national conversation, we’re all looking for guidance to better understand how to deal with the issue and help us create a school environment where all students feel safe to learn. We hope this page will provide a good start for you. Many of these links are courtesy of The Bully Project, the social action campaign inspired by the film Bully. The producers did a fantastic job creating numerous resources and tools for both adults and kids to learn more about preventing bullying. We’ve added just a few more recommended sites and tools to round things out.
Your Guide to Teaching Bully (PDF, 3.9 MB)
What do you say to “That’s so gay” (PDF, 90 KB)
School Community Activation (PDF, 288 KB)
Tips on planning events and starting campaigns at your school
The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide (PDF, 5 MB)
Via the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Basically a collection of very useful blog posts, describing itself as “a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation, and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity, and respect for differences in schools.”
From expert Rosalind Wiseman – Creating Cultures of Dignity
Shareable Guide Cards:
Start Your Own School-Wide Project (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Taking Action on Your Own (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Your city may be participating in Mayors Campaign to End Bullying.
Help Your Kids Be More than a Bystander
via PBS Parents
Take the pledge and earn badges to take action against bullying.