Bullying and Cyberbullying Toolkit
- Rights Watch - Confronting the Bullies (June 2011)
You can be sued personally for money damages if you witness instances of bullying and harassment and fail to act.
- PSEA Voice: The changing face of bullying and Tips for dealing with today's bullies (February 2011)
Despite its long-time prevalence, bullying has become an increasingly difficult issue facing our schools, teachers, parents, and students, as bullying incidents continue to grow in number and complexity.
- Bully Free: It Starts With Me
NEA, through its Bully Free: It Starts With Me campaign, is asking you to be that caring adult. Just take the pledge - to listen to bullied students who approach you and take action to stop the bullying. In return, NEA will provide you with free resources to help you support these students.
- Paraeducators and Student-to-Student Bullying (2012)
Tips and strategies for paraeducators on bullying intervention and prevention.
- NEAToday: Does Bullying Really Get Better? (January 2011)
High-profile and heartbreaking incidents of student bullying have happened so frequently in recent months, especially among gay and lesbian students, that there's a new word for the phenomenon: bullicide.
- 6 Tips for Educators When Dealing with Bullying
1. Take complaints seriously.
- The ABCs of Bullying
Tips for parents and educators on how to handle a bully and bullying prevention.
- Myths About Bullying
Rethinking popular beliefs about an age-old problem.
- NEA's Bullying and school safety resources
Links and information on bullying and school safety.
PSEA Bullying Prevention Workshop Resources:
Powerpoint presentation: Bullying Prevention: Dec 2012
- Preventing bully behavior one caring adult at a time (NEA Today - June 2011)
Bullies can strike in any corner of a campus. Reports show that student-on-student bullying frequently occurs during lunch and recess, between class periods in hallways, and also on bus rides before and after school—all places where ESPs have a unique, privileged role to see and stop it.
- Schools Tackle Legal Twists and Turns of Cyberbullying (Digital Directions - February 2011)
High-profile incidents put legal, policy issues in the spotlight but lack of clarity remains
- Teen Turns Texting Into Anti-Bullying Tool for Schools (Education Week - January 2011)
Ashley Craig decided to take a stand against bullying. After months of research, the now-14-year-old presented an anti-bullying campaign to her district's Board of Education, who unanimously approved her student group, "Students Against Being Bullied."
- Bullying affects brain development (Psychology Today - October 2010)
For young people, bullying and verbal abuse can inflict lasting physical effects on brain structure.
Additional Online Resources
Provided by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use (CSRUI) - provides resources for educators and others to promote the safe and responsible use of the internet.
It Gets Better Project
A project created to help LGBT students see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future; a place where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and seek help through the Trevor Project and GLSEN.
Department of Education website for schools, students, and parents.
Educates and empowers youth to safely and responsibly take control of their internet experiences.
Provides a forum and "kid-tech news" for parents and educators in more than 40 countries. Forum is 24/7; news is weekly via e-mail and podcast; daily via blog.
Interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America - uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the internet.
Operation Safe Surf - a multimedia program designed to educate Pennsylvania students, parents and schools about the importance of being safe online.