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 This is an extremely helpful book for the professional interested in decreasing bullying in his/her school.  Contains reproducible screening checklists and surveys to measure the extent of bullying on your campus, etc.  Excellent!

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*Over 100 tips and strategies for teachers K-8

*How educators and students can conquer hate and harassment

 

 

The definitive book on bully/victim problems in school and on effective ways of counteracting and preventing such problems.

 

  *For Preschool Classrooms:  helps teachers create an environment in which all children feel safe, comfortable, and welcome.

 

*A workbook designed for use with children ages 11 through 16 (grades 6-10) A thoroughly researched, step-by-step instruction guide and workbook to dealing with and overcoming the painful childhood experience of being bullied by others.
 
*Every young person will need this book at some time in his or her life!  A parent-child resource book, covering:  annoying name calling; vicious prejudice; explosive anger, dangerous situations, and causes of difficult behavior
 
*Shows how parents and teachers can help break the cycle of violence. This is an extremely helpful book that can be used to deal with bullying, an aspect of school that the author feels "is a life-and-death issue that we ignore at our children's peril."
 
*Shows how to protect adolescents from bullying, harassment, and emotional violence. A sensitive and straightforward advice manual that focuses on 40 key questions regarding the social life of children.

 

*Provides 12 practical strategies for ending female bullying.
 
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For children of preschool through early school age.  This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.
 

Helps parents learn to recognize and deal with both bullied and bullying children. Excellent!
 

This complete resource is a must-have management guide for primary teachers who want to build students’ self confidence, strengthen the classroom community, and “bully-proof” their classrooms.
 

Provides in-depth insight for school administrators, counselors, resource officers, teachers, parents, and others on preventing and responding to cyberbullying and cyberthreats.
 

Offers guidance to teachers, student teachers, teaching assistants, and other educational professionals on countering and preventing bullying in schools.
 
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The Surviving Bullies Workbook is a courageous effort to confront one of childhood's most unspoken, widespread traumas. Bullying, like many diseases, can rob a child of his or her potential. This workbook gives the child and the parent a positive approach and systematic framework to tackle the problem and overcome it.

 

Designed for children and adolescents who experience difficulties with peer relationships, The Anti-Bullying Game enables both victims and bullies to understand the dynamics underlying bullying behavior and helps them to explore more adaptive interaction styles.
 

Provides a comprehensive set of lessons that will help eliminate bullying in your school.
 

 

How to establish and run a counseling support group for at-risk children.

This video by the American Psychological Association shows a brief, approach to preventing larger, older children from bullying smaller, younger children. Dr. Arthur M. Horne discusses how he works with both the victims and the perpetrators of bullying, always examining the school and family systems that may inadvertently support bullying behavior.


 

 
 
 


Basic Information     Counselors    Parents    Teachers    Students 

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These resources were compiled by Dr. Brian Campbell.  Materials included on this site are intended for use by school counselors, teachers, parents, and students.

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BASIC INFORMATION ON BULLYING

Exploring the Nature and Prevention of Bullying
This is a highly informative course developed by the U.S. Government.  It is a 5 day workshop (approximately 1 hr per day) that presents  state-of-the-art research, policies, and practices from the field to assist schools and others working to prevent bullying in developing well-informed programs, policies, and practices that deal with all elements of the problem -- the bullies, the victims, the bystanders, parents, teachers and other faculty, the school climate, and the community.  Note:  To take the complete course on the web, first connect to the internet and then
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  Adobe PDF icon Bullying Is Not a Fact of Life

This excellent 40 page booklet describes the steps that parents and schools can take, together, to prevent bullying. 

   

Prepared by Professor Dan Olweus at the University of Bergen, Norway, and adapted by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human services.

Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime:  A great cite for information on cyberbullying.

 Emilee's Favorite Resource: A great resource for school age students, parents and teachers.  Provides excellent information on bullying.  (Hi Emilee!)

Florida Association of School Psychologists: Position Paper on Bullying
Provides excellent information on the definition, prevalence, and consequences of bullying.  Also gives suggestions about what can be done about the problem of bullying. (PDF File)

Bullies and Victims

This is an excellent parent handout by the National Association of School Psychologists containing basic facts and information about bullies and victims.  Contains information on:  Warning signs of bullying; What you can do if you suspect that your child is being bullied; What you can do if you suspect your child is bullying others; and Warning Signs of victimization.  Excellent handout.

Bully B'Ware
Common characteristics; kinds of bullies; what makes a victim; what happens to bullies; what hapens to victims; reasons why to take action.  This company holds workshops on bullying

BULLYING 42EXPLORE

Basic information for students on bullying plus links, webquests and activities. Excellent

STOP BULLYING NOW
Good information on bullying including What Bullying Is, What You Can Do, Cool Stuff, and What Adults Can Do. The Cool Stuff section has animated webisodes on bullying along with 8 games. Appropriate for elementary/middle school students. Excellent

VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESOURCES
Articles and publications to print out on school violence. Excellent

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BULLYING?
A site for students by students on bullying aimed primarily at middle school students. Sections: Types, Reasons, Test, Rules, Aware!, Stop!, Stand Up!, Posters, and Resources. Excellent

 

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COUNSELORS
 

Bullying Prevention Handbook: A Guide for Principals, Teachers, and Counselors
This book provides useful information for the professional interested in decreasing bullying in his/her school. There are role play scenarios and discussion of teasing dos and don'ts. There are also reproducible screening checklists and surveys to measure the extent of bullying on your campus. How to appropriately conduct an interview with a bully is included as well.

The Bully, the Bullied, and Beyond
Book Description
"This book will provide you with a comprehensive set of lessons that will help eliminate bullying in your school.  It includes over 300 pages of insights and skill-building activities for children who are bullies, bully victims and bystanders."

The Anti-Bullying Game (Lifegames)
Designed for children and adolescents who experience difficulties with peer relationships, The Anti-Bullying Game enables both victims and bullies to understand the dynamics underlying bullying behavior and helps them to explore more adaptive interaction styles.

Gifted Children Are Especially Vulnerable to Bullying

Recent research article from Purdue University shows that more two-thirds of gifted students have been victims of bullying.


Bullying and Gay Youth

Advice for counselors from the Mental Health Awareness website.  How to identify and intervene with bullying of gay youth.



Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress
Provides in-depth insight for school administrators, counselors, resource officers, teachers, parents, and others on preventing and responding to cyberbullying and cyberthreats.

 

BULLYING MYTHS – TRUE/FALSE QUIZ
A quiz for junior/senior high students on bullying. Very Good

THE CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE
Information for teachers, parents and administrative staff on preventing school violence. Good

Stop Picking On Me (A First Look At Series)
For children of preschool through early school age.  This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.

Facilitating a Violence Prevention Support Group for Kids Who Are Bullied K-6 (Building Trust, Making Friends / Teresa M. Schmidt)
How to establish and run a counseling support group for at-risk children.

 

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Parents


What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying
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his is a basic brochure on bullying prepared for parents and teachers.  Written by Ron Parks of the Eric Clearing House on Early Elementary Education (1997).  This would be a good handout for parents.

Bullies and Victims
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/bullying%20template%209_04.pdf

This is an excellent parent handout by the National Association of School Psychologists containing basic facts and information about bullies and victims.  Contains information on:  Warning signs of bullying; What you can do if you suspect that your child is being bullied; What you can do if you suspect your child is bullying others; and Warning Signs of victimization.  Excellent handout.

Safeguarding Your Children From Bullying, Gangs and Sexual Harassment
http://www.pta.org/archive_article_details_1117638753468.html
Developed by the national PTA, this bulletin contains practical tips for helping children deal with bullying, gangs and sexual harassment.

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence
From Publishers Weekly

This is an extremely helpful book that both parents and teachers can use to deal with bullying.

Gimme Your Lunch Money! A Parent's Guide to Bullies and Bullying (Parent's Guide Series)
Book Description
Helps parents learn to recognize and deal with both bullied and bullying children. This authoritative guide discusses:  the warning signs parents should be alert to, the psychology of bullies and victims, how to empower children to prevent victimization, and how to reach out to bullies. Bullying behavior from early grade school through the early teens is explored. Also included is information on how not to raise a bully and what schools can do to help prevent bullying.

The Newest Breed of Bully, The Cyberbully
"Same bullying, different form."  "Cyberbullying at its core, is just another form of bullying."  This article was published on the  Parent Teachers Association Website.  Written by Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese, this article provides strategies for parents to use to protect their children from cyberbullying.

Stop Bullying Now!
Excellent advice for parents if your child is being bullied.

Name-Calling and Teasing
An excellent handout by the National Association of School Psychologists on Name-Calling and Teasing.  Shows parents and teachers how to help children who have been victims.
 

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Teachers

What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying Adobe PDF icon 
This is a basic brochure on bullying prepared for parents and teachers.  Written by Ron Parks of the Eric Clearing House on Early Elementary Education (1997).  This would be a good handout for parents.

The Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K-8 (Updated Edition)
If you are researching the subject of school violence as a teacher or a parent, this book is a good place to start. The author, Allan L. Beane, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Special Education at Murray State University in Kentucky. He specializes in developing violence-prevention programs for public schools and teaches workshops on this subject.

Creating a Bully-Free Classroom: An Effective Framework With Strategies and Activities That Build a Safe Classroom Community Where All Children Thrive (Teaching Resources)
Book Description

This complete resource is a must-have management guide for primary teachers who want to build students’ self confidence, strengthen the classroom community, and “bully-proof” their classrooms. In a practical, step-by-step way, McMullen shows teachers how to help students discuss, plan, and practice social skills so they can react strategically in any bullying situation.

The Respectful School: How Educators and Students Can Conquer Hate and Harassment
Book Description
Not a school day goes by without some student facing teasing or slurs in the hallways, classrooms, or playgrounds. Left unchecked, such harassment can escalate and create an oppressive school climate where stress and fear overpower learning. In The Respectful School, Stephen L. Wessler and contributing author William Preble vividly describe how words can hurt--both emotionally and physically--and how words can heal. Wessler discusses what educators can do to create a truly respectful environment that promotes positive interactions among staff and students.

The Anti-Bullying and Teasing Book: For Preschool Classrooms
For Preschool Classrooms:  Helps teachers create an environment in which all children feel safe, comfortable, and welcome.

THE SCHOOL VIOLENCE WATCH NETWORK
A free comprehensive web based communication system and information exchange repository that was created to assist school administrators, teachers and law enforcement officials quickly and efficiently deal with threats and rumors of violence, bullying, or drug abuse occurring within schools. This system can potentially reduce or prevent all violent activities that threaten students and educators worldwide." Very Good

AN EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO BULLYING
An article for teachers on bullying. Good

Preventing Bullying in Schools: A Guide for Teachers and Other Professionals
Education Review, Feb. 2005:  "Written from the whole-school perspective on bullying prevention, this book offers a series of activities and discussion points aimed at increasing awareness about bullying and informing school policy and practices.  This practical guidebook is aimed primarily for teachers and others working in schools as well as students of education.

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Students

 

Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying
This book contains practical and effective solutions that will help girls stop from hurting each other with words and actions.

Stop Picking On Me (A First Look At Series)
For children of preschool through early school age.  This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying among children. It helps kids accept the normal fears and worries that accompany bullying, and suggests ways to resolve this upsetting experience.

ANTI-BULLYING NETWORK
A site for students, parents and teachers with excellent information on bullying. The Young People section has several characters who "discuss" bullying. The School Staff section has information sheets and a reading list. Very Good

OUT ON A LIMB – A GUIDE TO GETTING ALONG
A site for students about conflict and bullying. Follow the animated story. Very Good

BULLYING.ORG
Information for students on teachers. Good

KEEP SCHOOLS SAFE
Information for parents, teachers, and students on school safety. Includes articles and more. Includes Bullying. Good

Surviving Bullies Workbook: Skills to Help Protect You from Bullying
Designed for use with children ages 11 through 16 (grades 6-10).

This book is an informative, thoroughly researched, step-by-step instruction guide and workbook to dealing with and overcoming the painful childhood experience of being bullied by others. This workbook demystifies bullies while offering exercises for escaping from the isolation trap, rebuilding personal confidence, developing an antidote to the effects of bullying, developing the skills and opportunities for making new friends, and building new social networks -- all in a compelling and "user-friendly" format which is very strongly recommended for all children struggling with the difficult troubles of bullies and their parents who are searching for an inspirational education on the truths of the matter." Midwest Book Review
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WEBSITES ON BULLYING

ANTI-BULLYING NETWORK
A site for students, parents and teachers with excellent information on bullying. The Young People section has several characters who "discuss" bullying. The School Staff section has information sheets and a reading list. Very Good

BULLYING MYTHS – TRUE/FALSE QUIZ
A quiz for junior/senior high students on bullying. Very Good

OPERATION RESPECT: DON’T LAUGH AT ME
"Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to transform schools, camps and organizations focused on children and youth, into more compassionate, safe and respectful environments."

OUT ON A LIMB – A GUIDE TO GETTING ALONG
A site for students about conflict and bullying. Follow the animated story. Very Good

SCHOOL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
Check out the Resource Library for Fact Sheets, Articles, Briefing Papers, and more. Very Good

THE SCHOOL VIOLENCE WATCH NETWORK
A free comprehensive web based communication system and information exchange repository that was created to assist school administrators, teachers and law enforcement officials quickly and efficiently deal with threats and rumors of violence, bullying, or drug abuse occurring within schools. This system can potentially reduce or prevent all violent activities that threaten students and educators worldwide." Very Good

VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Links on violence prevention. Very Good

YOUTH VIOLENCE THEME PAGE
A page of links to sites about violence in teens. Very Good

BULLYING
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bullying/

Information from the BBC on the problem of bullying in schools. Includes Chat, a cartoon, links and more. Good

BULLYING.ORG
http://www.bullying.org/public/frameset.cfm

Information for students on teachers. Good

BULLYING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES THAT WORK – SCHOOL ISSUES ARTICLE
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues103.shtml

An article on bullying at school for teachers and administrators. Includes good links. Good

THE CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE
http://www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv/

Information for teachers, parents and administrative staff on preventing school violence. Good

DEADLY LESSONS: UNDERSTANDING LETHAL SCHOOL VIOLENCE
http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309084121/html/

An online book on school violence. It examines several specific cases. Good

AN EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO BULLYING
http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip9.html

An article for teachers on bullying. Good

KEEP SCHOOLS SAFE
http://www.keepschoolssafe.org/

Information for parents, teachers, and students on school safety. Includes articles and more. Includes Bullying. Good

KIDS AND VIOLENCE
http://www.familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,65-24137,00.html

Information for parents and teachers on kids and violence. Good

NEW WAYS TO STOP BULLYING
http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.html

An article explaining the results of the latest research on bullying with information on programs that work. Good

THE NEWEST BREED OF BULLY: THE CYBERBULLY
http://www.pta.org/archive_article_details_1117639656218.html

An article about the new phenomenon of cyberbullying. Geared to parents but contains good information for teachers. Good

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR BATTLING BULLIES
http://www.sasinschool.com/results/articles/pages/ethread_bullying.shtml

An article with information on websites for bullying information. Good

PREVENTING SCHOOL VANDALISM – CLASSROOM PROBLEM SOLVER
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/shore/shore038.shtml

An article with suggestions for preventing school vandalism. Good

SCHOOL VIOLENCE – WHYFILES
http://whyfiles.org/065school_violence/

Information on school violence. Good

SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION: STRATEGIES TO KEEP SCHOOLS SAFE
http://www.rppi.org/ps234.html

A lengthy policy paper on school violence prevention. Has good statistics. Good

STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS – SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ARTICLE
http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin117.shtml

An article on bullying at school for administrators. Good

STOPPING SCHOOL VIOLENCE
http://www.ncpc.org/ncpc/ncpc/?pg=2088-6162

Lists of 12 things law enforcement, parents, principals, students, teachers and the rest of us can do to prevent school violence. 6 lists altogether. Good

THE TEACHER’S GUIDE TO SCHOOLS AND VIOLENCE
http://www.theteachersguide.com/schoolviolence.htm

Resources and links for teachers on the issue of schools and violence. Good

TEEN FACTS – BULLYING
http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/teens/bullying.asp

Information for teens on bullying. Sections: Introduction, What You Can Do, Helpful Links and References. Good

TEENSHEALTH – SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE?
http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/school_violence.html

An article for teens on school violence. Check the More Articles Like This tab for an article on bullying and guns in school. Good

THE TRAGEDY OF SLACK FARM
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/archy/pothunting/

An article with photos and video clips on the destruction of a prehistoric site in Illinois by vandals who bulldozed an unexcavated site looking for artifacts to sell. Good

WHAT’S BULLYING?
http://www.nobully.org.nz/advicek.htm

A site from New Zealand suitable for students on bullying. Sections include: What is Bullying?, Why Do Some People Bully?, What Can You Do if You are Bullied? and more. Note: There is a video for sale on this site. Good

WHAT’S YOUR BULLY IQ?
http://www.no-bully.com/quiz.html

A 10-question quiz on bullying. It includes the answers. Good

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