Cyberbullying

Research Findings
Research Findings
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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 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 ...

PDF Icon Bullying Surveillance among Youths
Bullying Surveillance among Youths: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements is designed as a tool to help researchers/evaluators, educators, public health officals and others gather systematic data on bullying to better ...

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 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 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 Cyberbullying Research Summary - Cyberbullying & Self-Esteem
A research brief discussing the relationship between cyberbullying and self-esteem. Includes definitions, highlights from the research and more.

PDF Icon Electronic Dating Violence: A Guide for Educators & Parents
A brief guide for educators and parents that defines electronic dating violence and how to distinguish it from violence between casual acquaintances. The guide examines the number of persons victimized on- and offline by romantic partners, ...

Website Icon Enhancing Child Safety & Online Technologies
Final report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the Multi-State working group on Social Networking of the State Attorney Generals of the United States. Many youth in the United States have fully integrated the Internet into their daily ...

PDF Icon Four Decades of Research on School Bullying: An Introduction
An overview of findings from the past 40 years of research on bullying among school-aged children and youth. Research on definitional and assessment issues in studying bullying and victimization is reviewed, and data on prevalence rates, ...

PDF Icon Issues & Answers: What characteristics of bullying, bullying victims, and schools are associated with increased reporting of bullying to officials?
This study tested 51 characteristics of bullying victimization, bullying victims, and bullying victims schools to determine which were associated with reporting to school officials. It found that 11characteristics in two categoriesbullying ...

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 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 Understanding the Psychology of Bullying
With growing recognition that bullying is a complex phenomenon, influenced by multiple factors, research findings to date have been understood within a social-ecological framework. Recognizing the fluid and dynamic nature of involvement in ...

PDF Icon USDE - Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies
Bullying in schools has become widely viewed as an urgent social, health and education concern that moved to the forefront of public debate on school legislation and policy. In August 2010, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and ...

Website Icon 2015 Cyberbullying Data
This study surveyed a random sample of 457 students between the ages of 11 and 25 from a middle school in the Midwestern United States. Data were collected in February of 2015. At the website, graphs and summaries discuss: Cyberbullying ...

Website Icon Bullying and Cyberbullying Laws Across America
A brief review of State bullying and cyberbullying laws and policies compiled by Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D. and Jason Patchin, Ph.D. of the Cyberbullying Research Center. The document summarizes the current state of cyberbullying bills and laws across ...

PDF Icon Bullying Explains Only Part of LGBTQ-Heterosexual Risk Disparities: Implications for Policy and Practice
Students who identify as LGBTQ experience higher rates of victimization by bullying than do their heterosexual-identified peers. The article investigates the extent to which this difference in rates of victimization can explain LGBTQ youths ...

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 ...

PDF Icon Bullying, Cyberbullying and Sexual Orientation
Bullying that specifically targets youth and young adults based on their sexual orientation has gained significant attention in recent months. Researchers, Hinduja and Patchin present this fact sheet that summarizes their findings.

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 ...

PDF Icon Common Sense Reasoning for Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation of Cyberbullying
This research article offers new insight into the problem of cyberbullying and current efforts for its prevention. Cyberbullying (harassment on social networks) is widely recognized as a serious social problem, especially for adolescents. While ...

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 ...

Website Icon Creating A Peaceful School Learning Environment - CAPSLE
The CAPSLE program works to develop mentalizing skills in students and staff across the wider school community, beginning with bystanders perceiving and accepting their own (unthinking) role in maintaining the bully-victim relationship through ...

PDF Icon Cyberbullying and Strain
A Research Summary factsheet from the Cyberbullying Research Center providing insight on a current study using a popular contemporary criminological theory-general strain theory (GST)- to contribute to what is known about the factors associated with ...

PDF Icon Cyberbullying and Suicide
A factsheet summarizing recent research involving approx. 2,000 randomly-selected middle-schoolers from one of the most populous school districts in the U.S. Includes results, discussion and highlights from the research.

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 Electronic Media, Violence, and Adolescents: An Emerging Public Health Problem
Young people are using media technology and the Internet to communicate with others throughout the world. Social networking sites like Facebook have allowed youth to easily develop relationships, some with people they have never met in person. In ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

Website Icon Love Is Not Abuse
This curriculum deals with sensitive issues related to dating abuse. During their teenage years, when they are no longer children, but not yet adults many young people begin to form their first romantic relationships. Dating violence/abuse is ...

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 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 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 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 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 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 ...

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, ...