Cyberbullying

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PDF Icon A Student's Guide to Personal Publishing
Defines personal publishing, how technology allows teen authors to publish their work faster than ever before and benefits such as immediate feedback from friends, adults, or even experts from around the world. The guide also caution readers about ...

Website Icon Assuring Safe Schools for All Students: Addressing Gender-Based Bullying in Schools
This webinar is targeted for a variety of adult audiences in K-12 settings. Goals include: What schools need to know to address gender-based bullying/discrimination; California policies addressing bullying; and recommendations for dealing with ...

Website Icon Building Assets-Reducing Risks
Building Assets-Reducing Risks (BARR) is specifically designed for 9th grade students to promote positive engagement and bonding in the 9th grade and beyond. Strategies of school engagement are blended together with high expectation and positive ...

Website Icon Bullying in Schools: An Overview
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP) produces a Bullying in Schools bulletin series that summarizes findings from OJJDP-funded research on peer victimitization. In this edition, researchers from the National Center for School ...

Website Icon BySTANDer Revolution - Take the Power Out of Bullying
Bystander Revolution differs from many other anti-bullying organizations in that it offers solutions for bystanders and allies, in addition to the targets of bullying. Hundreds of unscripted videos featuring students, celebrities, and leaders ...

Website Icon Common Sense Media - Cyberbullying for Parents
Cyberbullying affects everyone, texting, social sites, media, networking, email and IM - this is how kids socialize. They tune in to find out whos dating who or what the math homework is. A helpful website for parents of Pre-Schoolers ages 2-4 to ...

Website Icon Common Sense Media Curriculum - Administrators, Teachers, Counselors
Go way beyond Internet safety! Turn students into great digital citizens. Get all the tools you need with this FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you ...

Website Icon Cyber Smart! 21st Century Skills for Education
This site provides free, online professional development workshops for teachers designed to help develop skills and strategies for supporting students in the effective and appropriate use of technology in meeting student learning needs and promoting ...

Website Icon Cyberbullying Research Center - www.cyberbullying.us
The Cyberbullying Research Center provides up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. The site features publications, research, presentations, multimedia, resources and more.

PDF Icon Electronic Media and Youth Violence — A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Technology affords young people many benefits: the ability to talk to people worldwide and make rewarding social connections that may be difficult to make in person. Technological advances also create the potential for risk. This brief focuses on ...

Website Icon Hey U.G.L.Y. - Unique Gifted Lovable You
Why the name U.G.L.Y.? Because it is one of the most negative words in our vocabulary and one of a handful that youth use to inflict pain on others and themselves. Developers converted ugly into Unique Gifted Lovable You as a way of turning ...

Website Icon It’s STILL Elementary – Talking about Gay Issues in School
Part of Groundsparks Respect for All Project facilitating the development of inclusive, bias-free schools and communities; Its STILL Elementary presents a moving story about the power to ignite positive social change through documentary film and ...

Website Icon Kidsdata.org
Serving as a gateway to comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California, this website makes it easy to monitor trends and pinpoint disparities. Users can easily find shareable data from more than 35 trusted public ...

Website Icon NetSmartz Workshop - Cyberbullying Prevention
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing Exploited Children(r) (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for ...

Website Icon Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a school-wide program designed to improve peer relations to prevent and/or reduce bullying in the elementary and junior high school setting. OBPP has also been adapted successfully for high school ...

Website Icon Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice 2016 - NEW!
Bullying behavior is a major public health problem demanding the concerted and coordinated time and attention of parents, educators/administrators, health care providers, policymakers, and others concerned with the care of children. Preventing ...

PDF Icon Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools was funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help high schools, school districts, and their partners design and implement strategies to prevent suicide ...

Website Icon Second Step: Student Success Through Prevention for Middle School
A program that teaches empathy and communication, emotion-management and coping skills, and decision making to help students stay engaged in school, make good choices, set goals and avoid bullying, cyberbullying and peer pressure. Curriculum ...

Website Icon Teenangels.org
What are Teenangels? Teenangels are a group of 13- to 18-year old volunteers that have been specially trained in all aspects of online safety, privacy and security. After completion of the required training, the Teenangels run unique programs in ...

Website Icon ThinkB4YouSpeak.com
For LGBT teens, homophopic remarks such as "that's so gay" is the most commonly heard slur they encounter. Often unintentional and a common part of teens' vernacular; most do not recognize the consequences, but the casual use of this language often ...

PDF Icon What to Do If You're Sexually Bullied
If youre a girl, chances are quite high that at some point in your life, someone will try to make you feel inferior or guilty for what they perceive as your sexuality or sexual behavior...This type of sexual bullying in unfair and upsetting, and ...

Website Icon WiredSafety
WiredSafety is an online safety, education, and help group founded in 1995 providing extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages regarding Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues. ...

Website Icon American School Counselor Association
School counseling programs are collaborative efforts benefiting students, parents, teachers, administrators and the overall community. This site is supportive of parents and schools working together. Parents will find numerous resources from back ...

Website Icon American Society for the Positive Care of Children
The American SPCC is devoted to building an active, caring community adovcating for childrens rights and the welfare of families by increasing awareness of child abuse, promoting positive parenting, and offering anti-bullying strategies. This ...

Website Icon Arcohe Union School District (Herald, CA)
In 2009, the Sacramento County Student Mental Health and Wellness (SMHW) Collaborative developed a plan to promote student mental health through school-based programs and strategies. The Bullying Prevention Project (BPP) is the first major activity ...

Website Icon Association for Middle Level Education - AMLE
This link directs you to a variety of middle school resources for addressing and preventing bullying, on school campus and through social media, cell phone, smart phones and computers. Learn how to recognize electronic and school site aggression ...

Website Icon Banishing Bullying Behaviors
This website is designed to be informative and elicit conversation with individuals who are interested in banishing bullying behavior among children and adults. It is also designed to educate parents and professionals about twice exceptional ...

Website Icon Blueprints for Violence Prevention
The Blueprints mission is to identify truly outstanding violence and drug prevention programs that meet a high scientific standard of effectiveness. In doing so, Blueprints serves as a resource for governments, foundations, businesses, and other ...

Website Icon Bullying and Hate Motivated Behavior Prevention
This compilation of resources offered by the California Department of Education includes: frequently asked questions, prevention programs, policy and implementation ideas, and suggestions for parents. A brief definition of bullying is provided, ...

Website Icon Bullying Awareness Guidebook: Students Staying Safe in School
Cyber and physical bullying continue to be a growing concern and like so many misunderstood issues, education and awareness are the best prevention tools we have. This guidebook is intended to: educate students of all ages and their families about ...

Website Icon Bullying Hurts
Bullying can be physical, verbal, or psychological. In this 16-minute video presentation, Christine Laehle explains bullying and teasing, types of bullying, characteristics and warning signs of a target and a bully, and bystander effect. Laehle ...

Website Icon Bullying Prevention and Response Training Course @ StopBullying.Gov
StopBullying.gov encourages discovering your role in bullying prevention! A 1.5-hour online course is now available at the StopBullying.gov website. The course provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention ...

Website Icon Bullying Statistics
Statistics show bullying and harassment has become a huge problem. This website is intended to help educate the public on bullying issues - in schools, in the workplace and adults and youth who bully. The site offers information and resources on ...

Website Icon California Department of Education School Safety Resources
The California Department of Education's Safe Schools web page offers a list of available training opportunities, resources and technical assistance to help establish school/community environments that are physically and emotionally safe, well ...

Website Icon California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
This site provides information related to selected child welfare programs. Programs featured on the site are being used in California to promote child and family well-being. Resources are listed by topic areas including behavior management, parent ...

Website Icon Care, Assess, Respond, Empower - CARE
CARE (Care, Assess, Respond, Empower) is a computer-assisted suicide assessment interview, Measure of Adolescent Potential for Suicide (MAPS), followed by a 2-hour motivational counseling and social support intervention. Counseling is conducted by a ...

Website Icon Caring School Community (CSC)
A key feature of this universal K-6 school climate program is the school-wide implementation of the model. CSC focuses on strengthening students’ connectedness to school thereby increasing academic motivation and achievement and reducing drug use, ...

Website Icon Center for Safe Schools
A statewide clearinghouse for educators, law enforcement, parents and others on school safety and youth violence prevention. Located in Pennsylvania, it is one of 20 Statewide School Safety Centers in the nation. CSC offerings include professional ...

Website Icon Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, the CSPV disseminates information/resources, offers technical assistance and conducts research related to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. The website provides a ...

Website Icon Center Joint Unified School District (K-12)
In 2009, the Sacramento County Student Mental Health and Wellness (SMHW) Collaborative developed a plan to promote student mental health through school-based programs and strategies. The Bullying Prevention Project (BPP) is the first major ...

Website Icon Cerebral Palsy and Bullying
Studies concerning childhood bullying suggests that children with disabilities are sometimes more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers, typically during school. In turn, this can negatively impact their ability to learn and acclimate ...

Website Icon Common Sense Media--Standing up, Not Standing By: A Free Toolkit for Educators
This free toolkit supports educators in preventing cyberbulying, which hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts school culture. The resources include lessons for students, resources for parents, and strategies for handling cyberbullying ...

Website Icon Community Matters
The programs and services of Community Matters include components of the Whole School Climate Framework. They are modular, providing the flexibility to address a school's specific culture, needs and goals: Cyberbullying Solutions Safe School ...

PDF Icon Cyberbullying - Identification, Prevention, and Response
This article discusses some of the negative effects cyberbullying can have on a person, where cyberbullying typically happens and estimates on how much cyberbullying occurs. Other topics discussed include, the difference between cyberbullying ...

Website Icon Direct From the Field: A Guide to Bullying Prevention
Developed as a joint project of three state agencies in Massachusetts, Direct from the Field was designed to assist educators in creating a bullying prevention program to meet the unique needs of their respective communities. The Guide includes ...

Website Icon Educators for Social Responsibility - ESR
ESR works directly with educators to implement systemic practices that create safe, caring, and equitable schools so that all young people succeed in school and life, and help shape a safe school. The website includes information on professional ...

Website Icon Elk Grove Unified School District Anti-Bullying Initiative
Elk Grove Unified has developed strategies for bullying prevention and intervention to help keep students safe and ensure a healthy learning environment. The district has an extensive board policy on bullying that includes cyberbullying, bullying ...

Website Icon Embrace Civility in the Digital Age
A website addressing youth well-being and risk in the digital age in a manner that promotes positive norms, increases effective skills and resiliency, and encourages young people to be helpful allies who positively intervene when they witness peers ...

Website Icon Embracing Digital Youth
A new website created by Nancy Willard, director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use. Her book, Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats was the first book published in the world addressing this critical issue. The website promotes ...

Website Icon Eyes on Bullying Toolkit
Issues surrounding bullying can often be complex. Knowing how and when to intervene requires effective strategies and practics. Eyes on Bullying, a downloadable toolkit features specific insights, strategies, activities and resources to address ...

Website Icon Fix School Discipline
Produced by the Public Counsel of California, this website contains a toolkit to support and guide schools in addressing discipline and creating positive climates for student learning and wellness. Numerous resources are listed and specific ...

Website Icon General Guidance on Bullying: Bullying Prevention and Response
In this 11-minute video, Karen Meyers of the Orange County Department of Education summarizes California laws regarding bullying and discusses factors districts may want to consider when responding to bullying allegations. This presentation ...

Website Icon GirlsHealth.gov
Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful GirlsHealth.gov is a website that offers girls reliable, useful information on health and well-being. The site covers a wide range of topics including stopping bullies, dealing with conflict, social media ...

PDF Icon Hamilton Fish Institute: The 411 on Bullying
The Hamilton Fish Institute compiled this comprehensive research-based document on the topic of bullying. Starting with the basic 4-1-1 that includes a definition, normal conflict vs. bullying behaviors, common examples and types of bullies and ...

Website Icon HelpGuide.Org
HelpGuide.Org is a non-profit guide to topics and issues related to mental health and well being. The webpage, Dealing with Bullying provides resources on bullying, cyberbully, whos targeted and why, and tips for parents if their child is a ...

Website Icon IBP Association’s – Guidelines for Selecting Bullying Prevention Resources
The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) has developed a handy checklist when considering bullying prevention and intervention resources. At the website, scroll down and click on Resource Guidelines Online Form Categories ...

Website Icon Internet Safety: 2014 Resource Guide
In 2013, nearly 15% of high school students experienced electronic bullying (2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey). This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on Internet safety and information on ...

PDF Icon Jim Dillon's Top 5 Culture-Changing Tips for Schools
Jim Dillon is an author and school administrator with more than 35 years of experience in education. As principal of Lynwood Elementary in NY, he developed a program to decrease innappropriate behavior on school buses. Dillon also founded the ...

Website Icon National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. NCTSNs collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and ...

Website Icon National School Climate Center (NSCC)
A safe and supportive school environment nurtures social, ethical, and academic growth. NSCC focuses on promoting a healthy learning climate by providing a variety of resources, programs, and best practices related to bullying prevention and ...

Website Icon NOBullying.com: The Movement Against Bullying
Nobullying.com is an information portal for parents, teens and educators seeking help online for bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Includes the most up-to-date resources, articles and forums covering bullying and cyberbullying issues. Find ...

Website Icon Not In Our School/Not In Our Town
A Not In Our School Campaign is an ongoing commitment to enpower students to create safe and inclusive environments that are free of bullying, anti-gay harrassment, bigotry, racism, and all forms of intolerance. This quick start guide provides ...

Website Icon Not The Target
Not the Target provides individual counseling services and anti-bullying programs for schools, students, parents and therapists. The website offers information on bullying and cyberbullying prevention training, resources and more. ...

Website Icon Overcoming the Bystander Effect
Bullying. Most people sometimes freeze or react poorly because they don’t understand the reality of what is happening. They may be in disbelief or don’t know what to do. Young people need to be taught the skills needed to prevent and stop bullying ...

Website Icon Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center
"The End of Bullying Begins with You." PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. PACER’s bullying prevention resources ...

Website Icon Peaceful Schools International - PSI
PSI offers many different types of resources for schools, students, and parents, including films, books, teaching guides, toolkits and more! Most items that are available to download free of charge. PSI works with schools around the world to help ...

Website Icon Point Break
The Point Break program is designed to improve the behaviors, values and attitudes of middle- and high-school students on their campuses and in their communities, intervening before acts of bullying, hatred or violence occur. As a result, better ...

Website Icon Promote Prevent - Preventing Bullying
This organization designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address challenges and promote safe and healthy schools. The website provides an extensive collection of resources related to bullying to help communities, educators, ...

Website Icon PromotePrevent's - Preventing Cyberbullying
PromotePrevent, part of Education Development Center (EDC)a global nonprofit organization that delivers and evaluates innovative programs in the areas of education, health, and economic development. The Cyberbullying webpage provides important ...

Website Icon Que Es El Acoso - StopBullying.gov Espanol Website
Like the English language version, the new site provides parents, teachers and community leaders with resources they need to prevent bullying. Explore the new site for research and best practices on cyberbullying, prevention and response. You will ...

PDF Icon Research Brief: Students’ Perspective on Cyber Bullying
The study aims to gain a better understanding of the impact of cyberbullying on students and the possible need for prevention messages targeting students, educators and parents. Over 125 middle/high school students were interviewed during focus ...

Website Icon Sacramento City Unified School District
In July 2011, SCUSD launched a comprehensive bullying prevention program focused on reducing bullying and harassment of students district-wide. The program is designed to address the issue of bullying systemically and follows the district’s ...

Website Icon Safe School Ambassadors Program
The Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) program is an "inside-out" approach to improving school climate, that relies on social norms change and the power of students to help stop bullying and violence. Student bystanders are a critical and under-utilized ...

Website Icon San Juan Unified School District
Visit the Districts website and find bullying prevention resources at your fingertips! Discover a variety of in-district resources as well as links to outside resources on topics such as bullying and cyberbullying, media literacy, social-emotional ...

Website Icon Scholastic: Parent Guide to Bullying Prevention
The Parents Guide to Bullying website, by Scholastics Parent Child Magazine features a variety of resources and tools for parents about bullying behavior. On the homepage, parents will find a list of age-appropriate anti-bullying books for ...

PDF Icon Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe (Volume II)
In this second edition of Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nations School Safe, readers will find information about school safety-related programs from federal agencies such as the FBI and U.S. Department of Education; efforts at the state ...

Website Icon Stopbullying.gov
A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Includes resources/information on the definition of bullying/cyberbullying, who's at risk, how to respond and prevent bullying. Includes updates, featured ...

PDF Icon Strategies for Becoming an Ally Before, During and After Bullying
Developed by author and educator Signe Whitson in partnership with the Crisis Prevention Institute, this factsheet provides strategies and down-to-earth, practical advice for professional and parents on navigating the daily challenges of living ...

Website Icon Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere - STRYVE
STRYVE is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent youth violence before it starts among young people ages 10 to 24. STRYVEs vision supports the notion of safe and healthy youth who can achieve ...

Website Icon Suicide Is Preventable
Know the warning signs for suicide and how to have a direct conversation with someone who may be in crisis. But don't keep this important information to yourself. Help educate others by sharing this website with friends, family and loved ones ...

Website Icon Teach Peace Now
Teach Peace Now (TPN) offers books, activities, lesson plans, and ideas that teachers, parents and students can use to promote values, attitudes and behaviors which encourage non-violent resolution of conflict, respect for human rights, democracy, ...

Website Icon Teaching Channel - Bullying Prevention
The website houses a 3-part Bullying Prevention Video Series to assist parents in helping their children and school community. Videos include, Bully Proof Your Child, Become a Solution Coach; Creating Rules and Rubrics to Prevent Bullying; and ...

PDF Icon Technology and Youth - Protecting Your Child from Electronic Aggression
Techology and youth seem destined for each other. They are both young, fast paced and ever changing. In the last 20 years there has been an explosion in technology offering many potential benefits for youth. However, this recent explosion does not ...

Website Icon The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
Schools and communities across the U.S. are contending with many factors that affect conditions for learning, such as bullying, harassment, violence and substance abuse. The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) is ...

PDF Icon The Ultimate School Bullying Prevention Advice Guide
Developed by The Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) of Australia, this guide contains a collection of enlightened answers to help: Kids who are being bullied Teachers and School Administrators Advocates Kids who bully CPI conducted an ...

Website Icon UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools offers a number of resources and tools as well as a program clearinghouse and publications to support schools in creating environments for social emotional wellness and academic success. They also have ...

PDF Icon Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior
This training toolkit (produced by USDEs Safe Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center) is comprised of two modules addressing bullying in classrooms. The 2-part series include: Module 1: Understanding and Intervening in Bullying Behavior, ...

PDF Icon Understanding Bullying – 2013 CDC Fact Sheet
A clear and concise overview of bullying, this fact sheet developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines what bullying is and is not, and includes tips/information on: Definitions Impact on health Bullying as a public ...

Website Icon Understanding Cyberbullying in College
The Affordable Colleges Online organization has added an updated resource related to cyberbullying at the college level. Understanding Cyberbullying in College offers tips, tools and solutions for recognizing and preventing bullying in social ...

PDF Icon What Works Brief: Harassment & Bullying
Developed by the California Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) Technical Assistance Center, What Works Briefs summarize state-of-the-art practices, strategies, and programs for improving school climate. Based on the most current research, this brief ...

Website Icon Words Wound Curriculum
A school-based curriculum providing educators with tools that teach students how to use technology to combat cruelty and promote kindness. Developed by Justin Patchin Sameer Hinduja, the program consists of a book for teens, Words Wound: Delete ...

Website Icon Youth.Gov - Bullying Prevention and More!
The Youth.gov website created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. Of particular note is the Youth Topics ...