Bullying/Youth Violence
This section includes resources on youth violence focusing particularly on various types of bullying including cyberbullying.
Also see:   Videos on Men’s Issues – Bullying

The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking and Curbing School Aggression

This course examines the causes and effects of bullying, prevention techniques and programs, screening, treatment options, and legal/ethical issues surrounding bullying.

ACLU Anti-Bullying Campaign (Facebook) (Puerto Rico)

This page is dedicated to the ACLU-Puerto Rico National Chapter’s campaign to improve Laws 49 and 37, concerning anti-bullying initiatives in public and private schools in Puerto Rico.

An Assault on Our Future: The impact of violence on young people and their relationships (Executive Summary – 7 pages)

By: Michael Flood and Lara Fergus, 56 pages, A White Ribbon Foundation Report

Be a Friend~ Lend a Hand

Be a Friend ~ Lend a Hand is Embrace Civility in the Digital Age’s research-based new program that seeks to encourage students to positively intervene when they witness bullying or other hurtful situations.   While most young people think bullying and other hurtful behavior is wrong, studies have shown they rarely intervene when they see this is occurring.

Being Safe at School:  Understanding BullyingInformation on bullying and links to 15 other sites on bullying.

The Boy Game (on)  Indiegogo

The Boy Game is a 16 minute video and interactive website that targets bullying at its core – the cult of toughness and silence boys live by.

Break the Cycle:  Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence (on)  Facebook (on)  MySpace (on)  Twitter (on)  YouTube

We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.

Bullied

An exciting documentary for middle and high school students about the precedent-setting case ruling that school administrators have a duty to protect gay and lesbian students from bullying and harassment.  (information on purchasing this)

BULLIED: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear

(writing) In her new book, Carrie Goldman explores the growing epidemic of bullying in America — and what communities can do to bring it to an end.

Bullying

Information and resources to help prevent the serious problem of bullying from The National Crime Prevention Council (includes 10 downloadable resources-brochures)

Bullying Prevention (Online Learning Module)

Conflict resolution and bullying prevention are natural partners.  A comprehensive violence prevention plan should include both.  (contains other links)

Bullying and Victimization: What Adults Can Do to Help

The goal of this program is to help people working with children and youth:  1. identify some of the most common forms of bullying and victimization, and 2. be able to work effectively with children and youth who are experiencing these kinds of conflicts and abuses.

Bullying and Suicide

The following guidelines (adapted from the 2011 “Talking about Suicide & LGBT Populations” guide which can be accessed at lgbtmap.org/talking-about-suicide) will help you talk about suicide safely and accurately.

Bullying and Suicide:  The Dangerous Mistake We Make

Each of these tragedies mobilized a cultural army of anti-bullying advocates, celebrities, the media and policymakers who have said — or at least strongly implied — that bullying can lead to suicide.   But mental health professionals and those who work in suicide prevention say bullying-related suicides that reach the spotlight are painted far too simplistically.

Bullying at School and Online

Education.com Bullying Information Center – many writings on varied issues related to bullying

Bullying Canada (separate English and French language versions)  (Facebook) (Twitter)

Our website has been created by youth from across the Country! We are all fully non – paid volunteers and donate many hours a week to the website.

Bullying.org

We try to post answers to the questions we are most often asked here.

Bullying: Facts for Families

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry article

Bullying Prevention Resources

The Children’s Safety Network  has produced this list of resources on bullying prevention to provide information on an urgent injury topic that has received much recent media attention. This list includes research articles on types of bullying and the effects of bullying on victims and witnesses.

Bullying: YCteen Magazine (on) Facebook (on) Twitter (on) YouTube

YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people’s lives.  (33 stories)

A Call to Stop Bullying

A website with links to various other websites dealing with various issues related to bullying and much information related to bullying.

Combat Bullying: Tools and ResourcesADL is a leader in developing anti-bullying and anti-cyberbullying training, curriculum and resources for teens, school educators, youth providers and adult family members.    ADL provides the tools and resources to assist people in taking action to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying.

Committee For Children

A nonprofit working globally to prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse

Cyberbullying

Information and resources to curb the growing problem of cyberbullying from  The National Crime Prevention Council  (includes podcasts and other downloadable resources).

CyberBullying

Information on Cyber Bullying from isafe.org.

Cyberbullying Banners for the Web

You can put these free banners in your own web page, email, or social networking site using the code below. Just copy and paste it the way you would a video or image (from The National Crime Prevention Council).

Cyberbullying: The New Online Crime

Recent studies show that the distance created by the Internet might pose a threat to the development of in-person social skills and many adolescents use the Internet to make the lives of others miserable. Cyberbullying occurs when someone uses mobile technologies or the Web to deliberately embarrass, harass or hurt someone else.

Dating Violence Resource Center

Resources on teen dating violence from The National Center for Victims of Crime.

Dealing With Bullying

TeensHealth article on bullying

Don’t Laugh at Me

Teachers’ Guide for Grades 2-5 – Creating a Ridicule free classroom.

Electronic Aggression: Technology and Youth Violence

(From the CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention:)  Although many different terms-such as cyberbullying, Internet harassment, and Internet bullying-have been used to describe this type of violence, electronic aggression is the term that most accurately captures all types of violence that occur electronically.   The resources  on this site provide additional information on electronic aggression, youth violence prevention, and safe schools.

The Elimination of Prejudice (EOP) (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter

Mission: The Elimination of Prejudice (EOP) movement creates long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people.  Our mission is to set the conditions for sensitive societal conversations to take place. By setting the conditions for people to talk about sensitive issues, the EOP advocates a better understanding between people.

Facts for Families: Bullying

Advice from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Facts on Reproductive Health and Partner Abuse

A factsheet (3 pages) on reproductive health and partner abuse

The Facts on Tweens and Teens and Dating Violence

While dating, domestic and sexual violence affect women regardless of their age, teens and young women are especially vulnerable. Young people age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault,1 and people age 18 and 19 experience the highest rates of stalking.2 Add to that the 15.5 million U.S. children who live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year and you have a huge number of young people in this country whose lives are affected – sometimes shaped – by violence.

Hear My Voice

The Hear My Voice campaign was created by Break the Cycle to educate and engage young people in the LGBTQ community to create safe and healthy relationships, and connect victims of dating abuse to help and legal services in their community.

Help Make an Anti-Cyber Bullying Website (Facebook)

To raise money for a safe website for children and teens

I Oppose Bullying (Facebook)   (Twitter)  (YouTube)  (Crowdrise)  (Meetup)

Like minded individuals taking a united stance against bullying worldwide!

Keeping Kids Safe: Children, Mobiles & the Internet (British)

This guide helps adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet. It helps you talk to your kids openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.

Kids Against Bullying (part of National Bullying Prevention Center/PACER)

Resources for kids (pre-teens) from the National Bullying Prevention Center/PACER

Kidscape (Great Britain)

Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key.

Know More: Say More (on)  Facebook

This project, this website, is about telling our stories, finding a common language, sharing the truth. Read about women with stories to tell, and tell yours. Learn about the reproductive health consequences of violence and sexual coercion. Say “no more” to reproductive coercion. Know more about how to stop it. Say more to anyone and everyone who will listen.

Make Time to Listen…Take Time to Talk…ABOUT BULLYING

This site has interactive conversation starters.   Schools, adults and children can use these cards to start conversations
about bullying and how to prevent it.

New Study finds Teen Dating Violence Behaviors and Risk Factors Common among 7th-Grade Students

(Summary of) A new study of 1,430 7th-grade students reveals that many 7th-graders are dating and experiencing physical, psychological and electronic dating violence. More than one in three (37%) students surveyed report being a victim of psychological dating violence and nearly one in six (15%) report being a victim of physical dating violence.

National Bullying Prevention Center Pacer Teens Against Bullying (Facebook)

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources.

The National Dating Abuse Hotline (on)  Facebook (on)  Twitter (on)  YouTube

It is a national, 24-hour resource specifically designed for teens and young adults. Accessible by phone or internet.  The Helpline offers real-time, one-on-one support from peer advocates. We offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned friends, parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement and service providers.

Obama Tell Our Kids to Stop Bullying (Facebook)

This group is intended to bring attention to the bullying of students by urging President Obama to address the problem with Americans during one of his weekly addresses

Promundo-US Instituto Promundo (Portugues)

Instituto Promundo is a Brazilian NGO that seeks to promote gender equality and end violence against women, children and youth.  Based in Washington, DC, Promundo-US is a separately incorporated organization that collaborates with Instiituto Promundo on international advocacy, program development and communications.

O Promundo é uma organização brasileira com escritórios no Rio de Janeiro, no Brasil, em Washington, DC, nos Estados Unidos e em Kigali, em Ruanda, que trabalham em colaboração para atingir sua missão. Embora sejamos registrados como ONGs independentes em cada país, os três escritórios do Promundo atuam como uma organização, compartilhando a mesma missão, objetivos, comunicação e ações de advocacy.Respectful Relationships Education (Summary)

(Australia) By: Michael Flood, Lara Fergus and Melanie Heenan, 91 pages, Violence prevention and respectful relationships education in Victorian secondary schools.

Ryan’s Story

This site is dedicated to the memory of our son Ryan and for all young people suffering in silence from the pain of bullying and having thoughts of suicide.

Start Strong Idaho – Building Healthy Teen Relationships

Start Strong Idaho: Building Healthy Teen Relationships is an initiative in southwest Idaho to promote healthy teen relationships and prevent teen dating violence by helping 11- to 14-year-olds develop healthy and safe relationship knowledge and skills.

Steps to Address Bullying at Your School:  Tips for School Administrators

Why does my school need a bullying prevention program and initial steps for school administrators.

Steps to Respect:  A Bullying Prevention Program

The researched based Steps to Respect  program teaches elementary students to recognize, refuse, and report bullying, be assertive, and build friendships.

Stomp Out Bullying (Facebook)

A national anti-bullying and cyberbullying program for kids and teens

StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

STOP BULLYING – Guidelines for Schools (New Zealand)

Information and downloadable 10 (short version) and 43 (complete version) guidelines from New Zealand

Stop Bullying Now!

The Stop Bullying Now Web site is here to help you stop bullying in your school and community. Here you can learn about: what works to stop bullying- and what doesn’t, and trainings and training materials

Stop Bullying Now: Take A Stand.  Lend a Hand.

What we know about bullying.

Stop Bullying: Speak Up (Facebook)

How do you stop bullying? Just by speaking up! If you or someone you know is a victim of bullies, tell your parents, teachers or another adult you trust.  (note: sponsored by Cartoon Network)

Stories of Us

The Stories of Us Promoting Positive Peer Relationships (P3R) bullying prevention program is composed of a unique series of education resources for supporting students, educators and the broader community in addressing the problem of bullying in schools.

Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships

Strategies for Healthy Youth Relationships is a consortium of researchers and professionals dedicated to promoting healthy adolescent relationships and reducing risk behaviours.   Our Fourth R (Relationships) initiatives use best practice approaches to target multiple forms of violence, including bullying, dating violence, peer violence, and group violence.

STRVE – Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere

STRVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts.

Suicide and Bullying

(8 pages) This issue brief examines the relationship between suicide and bullying among children and adolescents, with special attention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. It also explores strategies for preventing these problems.

Take A Stand (Facebook Page)

There has been a shocking, and growing epidemic of youth taking their own lives as a result of bullying.   It is time everyone faced up to it and Takes a Stand.   To turn a blind eye to discrimination and or bullying of any kind is simply wrong.

Talking About Suicide & LBGT Populations

Talking About Suicide and LBGT Populations provides detailed recommendations for more safely discussing suicide in public conversations and social media, while at the same time expanding public conversations about the well-being of LGBT people, promoting the need for family support and acceptance, and encouraging help-seeking by LGBT people who may be contemplating suicide.

Teacher/Bully (on)  Facebook (No More Teacher Bullies)

How my son was humiliated and verbally tormented by his teacher and aide.

Teaching Tolerance

A place to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

Teen Action Toolkit: Building a Youth-led Response to Teen Victimization (168 pages)

This is part of the National Center for Victims of Crimes’ Teen Victim Initiative in response to the high levels of victimization among teens and the lack of resources specifically for teens.

Teen Dating Violence as a Public Health Issue

(18 pages) – Detailed writing from the Children’s Safety Network

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.

That’s Not Cool (on)  Facebook (on)  MySpace (on)  Twitter (on)  YouTube

That’s Not Cool is a national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.

There is no Bullying in KiVa School (Finland)

KiVa is a research-based antibullying program that has been developed in the University of Turku, Finland, with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture. The effectiveness of KiVa has been shown in a large randomized controlled trial.

True Colors (on) Facebook (on) MySpace

True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met.

Warning Signs That a Child is Being Bullied

Possible warning signs that a child is being bullied and what to do if you suspect your child is being bullied.

What Can Be Done About School Bullying? Linking Research to Educational Practice

In this article, the authors review research on individual, peer, and school contributions that may be critical factors for enhancing efforts to address bullying among students.

What’s Bullying? (New Zealand)

Want to know more about bullying?  Check this out…

What Parents Can Do

Advice for parents and adults about how to deal with bullying from the National Crime Prevention Council

What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied

Specific things to do if your child is being bullied.

Working with Young People Who are Bullied:  Tips for Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals are often asked to support young people who have been bullied.   It is important to know what
these young people need from us—and what approaches are unlikely to help.

You and me can stop bullies! (Twitter)

Sexual abuse of children and sibling bullying are hidden crimes.   I was a victim of both childhood sexual abuse and sibling bullying.  I survived but at an awful price.