Bullying Awareness and Prevention - Resources for Parents, Students and Educators
- The Roles Kids Play: When children are involved in bullying, they could play more than one role. It is important to be mindful of the multiple roles that could be impacting the situation.
- Other Aggressive Behavior: Highlights other forms of aggressive behavior that may not fit the definition of bullying but which still require action
- Stop Bullying on the Spot: How adults could respond quickly and consistently
- Get the Facts & Determine if it's Bullying: Outlines initial steps to take to determine what you are dealing with and how to proceed
- More Than a Bystander: A good tool you could use to foster conversations with and prepare your child
- Tips for Educators: Bullying: Providing safe classroom environments is an important part of the mission to reduce bullying. Students need to see and recognize that teachers and staff are in control and that they care about their students.
- Tips for Parents: Dating Violence: Many adults fail to take teen dating abuse seriously. It’s important to know that teen dating abuse can be as violent as adult domestic violence.
- Tips for Educators: Dating Violence
- Youth Suicide: Risk Factors and Warning Signs: Risk factors for suicide include demographics such as age, race, and sexual orientation.
Electronic, Cyber-Bullying & Social Networking Sites
Cyberbullying Research Center The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. This website serves as a clearinghouse of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology.
- For Parents
- For Educators
- For Teens
- PDFs to download:
- Cell Phone Safety: Top Ten Tips for Teens
- Smart Social Networking: Fifteen Tips for Teens
- Safe and Responsible Social Networking: Strategies for remaining safe online
- Password Safety: Top Ten Tips for Teens
- Prevent Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens
- Responding to Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens
- Your Child Cyberbullies Others: Tips for Parents
- Your Child is Cyberbullied: Tips for Parents
Avoiding and Responding to Problems on Facebook: This document, written by Elizabeth K. Englander of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC), contains specific instructions for changing your Facebook settings to increase your privacy on Facebook.
A Thin Line: MTV's sexting, cyberbullying, and digital dating abuse prevention campaign.
Common Sense Media: rates movies, TV shows, books, and more
- Common Sense Media's Cyberbullying Curriculum: Access research-based lesson plans by selecting "cyberbullying & online relationships" and your grade level from the dropdown menus under "Get started." Also on this page, find links to administrator- and teacher-targeted tool kits for federal E-rate and CIPA legislation compliance.
CyberWise: Tools to help parents understand their children's digital world and help children make better online choices.
Define the Line: McGill University's cyberbullying and digital citizenship research center.
Netcetera: Parent and school resources from the U.S. Department of Education.
Wired Safety: A student-centered site providing information about what to do if you are cyberbullied.
Yahoo Safely: Tips for secure and appropriate use of social media and applications.