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Below are a list of resource we've gathered over the years. 
 

A Call to Stop Bullying

Starting a new year at school can be a lot of fun: there are new friends and teachers to look forward to, old friends to meet up with, and a whole new experience to enter. Sadly, all of this can easily fade into the background if bullying arises. There are many different forms of bullying and it is important for everyone to know about them so that it can be recognized and dealt with when it comes up. Don’t ever feel ashamed or scared of having to report an incident of bullying to a call center live answering service. Bullying, whatever the reason, is always wrong. There is always a way to deal with it, even if the situation may seem impossible. Read on through the rest of this article to learn how to spot the signs of bullying and how to protect yourself or friends from it. Click Here for more information and some great links 

 

Bullying Business

This informational web link is provided by the youth at The Brenham Community Center in Brenham, Texas.  Thank you for your hard work in researching about the topic of bullying and the role we all play to stop it.



You Count - Care Campaign

You Count. Two simple words that mean so much to a child looking for the inspiration and courage to get through a rough day. Even on their best days we, as parents and family members, want kids to remember our advice. The important reminder that you count. That's why Care.com has talked to bloggers, parents and families across the country to ask the question: What do you wish your kids would know every time they face a new day? Let's work together to inspire, motivate and encourage our children to be their very best. Click here for more information.
 

Strauss Consulting

Susan Strauss of Strauss Consulting provides training on a number of topics, including Harassment and Bullying. 

You'll see she is an expert related to bullying in education and the workplace. Note her new book,Sexual Harassment and Bullying  A Guide to Keeping Kids Safe and Holding Schools Accountable.
 
Dr. Strauss is available to work with administrators, teachers, parents, etc. to better understand the law, the policies and the practices they should be implementing to protect the kids, and the school!


Dennis Warner "Beads on One String"

What began simply as a song about our "connectedness" in the world has now grown into what many describe as one of the best anti-bullying books and programs available for elementary schools. www.BeadsonOneString.net.
 

National Bullying Prevention Center

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.

PACER offers digital-based resources for parents, schools, teens and youth

 

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

AbilityPath.org is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life - through all phases of a child's growth and development. The website combines social networking features with expert content from AbilityPath.org’s team of educators, parents, therapists and medical professionals.

 

Stop Bullying: Speak Up

With the Stop Bullying: Speak Up social pledge app, Facebook and Time Warner hope to start a national conversation about bullying and support schools in their bullying prevention efforts.The pledges for students and adults seek to get everyone on the same page about what they can do to stop bullying. And two actions are crucial to solving this issue: help stop and prevent bullying, and create a culture where bullying is not acceptable behavior, said Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network's vice president for social responsibility.

 

Safe Environment Materials - Training Videos/Materials

 

Teaching Tolerance

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History. Order your free copy today!

Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one students ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.

Bullied includes:
  • A 40-minute documentary film (DVD), with closed captioning and with Spanish subtitles
  • A two-part viewers guide with standards-aligned lesson plans and activities for use in staff development
  • Additional materials online
Bullied is designed to help administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian. It is also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take on its victims, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are being harassed.
 

Guide to Bullying Prevention

Check out this article and list of resources by Kim Hart.
 
 

Cyberbullying Resources Online

With kids spending more and more time using technology, the issue of cyberbullying is one that many children deal with at some point or another. Cyberbullying is defined as bullying which occurs through the use of electronic technology. Cyberbullies often harass or harm the people they are bullying in a deliberate manner that often occurs repeatedly. Learn more about it at:
Cyberbullying Resources Online
15 Strategies Educators Can Use to Stop Cyberbullying
CYBER SAFETY: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

 

Internet Safety for Kids – Guide for Parents

Unless you're a Millennial or younger, you grew up in an era when the home was the safest place for kids to be. The dangers that lurked in the shadows quickly faded from our parents' minds once they saw us come safely through the door at dinnertime. Parenting now is a whole different ballgame. Some of the most insidious, intrusive, harmful entities live on the inside of that door - and in the case of cell phones (which our kids are using younger and younger every year), right in our children's hands. Click here to learn more >