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“I had my bully, and it was excruciating. Not only the bully, but the intimidation
I felt. ”
 

–Robert Cormier

 




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About Bullying and Cyberbullying

Do you feel lost, alone and unsure of what to do when you’re bullied? You’re not alone. Bullying has long-term emotional effects on its targets. Click here to read more about bullying and cyberbullying.

What the Law Says
Schools that receive federal funding could be fined or lose funding if incidents of harassment go unreported or unpunished. To learn more, click here.

Help for Everyone
Project Bully Free Zone Online Community: Project Bully Free Zone’s virtual community is a community of respect, dignity, and most importantly, a bully free zone. Step into a place where your uniqueness is accepted and celebrated. Share your stories, build your voice and connect with others through online discussions, polls and other interactive activities.

Help for Students
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

If you’re thinking about hurting yourself, give this number a call. It’s free, confidential, and has a nationwide network of crisis centers you can visit in person for face-to-face support.

Bullying Speak Out Hotline: 1-800-226-7733
A confidential hotline where you can call to report an incident and talk about bullying issues such as what you may be able to do to help and how you feel about bullying.

It Gets Better Campaign: Focused on helping LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) kids, teens, and young adults, the It Gets Better campaign offers information, resources, and inspiration for LGBTQ teens. www.itgetsbetter.org

The Bully Project: This documentary follows several children through a year in school as they are bullied mercilessly by their peers. Learn how parents, teachers and the schools react. Discover how bullying impacts these kids and be empowered to make a change in your own community.
www.bullyproject.com

Cyberbullying Research Center: The Cyberbullying Research Center provides up-to-date information about cyberbullying and how it is perpetuated as well as how to prevent incidents from happening in your classroom or home. www.cyberbullying.us

Help for Teachers and Administrators
State Bullying Laws:
Is your school in compliance with state anti-bully and cyberbully laws? Find out. http://www.olweus.org/public/bullying_laws.page

Preventing Classroom Bullying: What Teachers Can Do: A step-by-step pamphlet that gives you good ideas on how to create a culture of respect in your classroom and empower students to look out for one another. www.jimwrightonline.com/pdfdocs/bully/bullyBooklet.pdf

No Bully Guidelines for Teachers: Tips on creating a safe and supportive classroom environment. http://www.nobully.org.nz/guidelines.htm

The Bully Free Classroom: This short guide imparts key conflict resolution skills and exposes the myths behind bullying. http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/classmgmt/bully_free.htm

Bully Free: It Starts with Me: The National Education Association’s Anti-Bully Campaign http://www.nea.org/home/BullyFreeSchools.html

New Laws Could Further Influence How Your School Is Run: In the past several years, as the media focuses on bullying incident after incident, states and the federal government have created a number of laws protecting students in grades K-12 from bullying. Many schools are unaware that there is new legislation, such as New York State’s Dignity for All Act, which goes into effect in September 2012, that will change how schools are held accountable for dealing with bullying and cyberbullying.

Help for Parents
Bullying: What Parents Can Do About It: This pamphlet empowers parents to take a stand against bullying in their homes and communities in a constructive manner. Learn how to identify whether your child is being bullied, how to start a conversation about bullying and how to become an advocate for safe, respectful schools. pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/ui368.pdf

Girls and Bullying: Girl bullying is becoming a huge problem as young girls learn to interact in an environment of envy and competition. 
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying/girls-and-bullying/

Helping Kids Deal with Bullies: Case studies that share how children can be affected by bullying, and what you can do to help.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.html

Bullying Hits Parents Hard: When your child is bullied, it’s only natural that you too may feel victimized. http://www.livescience.com/13854-bullying-problem-hits-parents-hard.html

When you Child IS the Bully: We recognize that there are many parents out there struggling to understand why their child bullies others. There are resources out there for you, too!
http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/when-your-child-is-the-bully/

I Think My Child is a Bully- What Should I Do?: If you think your child is a bully, the biggest disservice you can do to yourself and your child is not take your hunch seriously.
http://www.education.com/reference/article/my-child-is-a-bully/

Bully Free: It Starts with Me: The National Education Association’s Anti-Bully Campaign http://www.nea.org/home/BullyFreeSchools.html

 

 

 

 

 

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