Bullying has always been a harsh reality, but in recent years it has developed a whole new level of intensity. It’s no longer confined to just the hallways and schoolyards as in days past, when you could at least escape to the safety of home. The phenomenon of cyber-bullying, the use of online technologies to harass and humiliate people of any age, has made escape nearly impossible. Technology has made it possible to electronically torture someone in the social media 24 hours a day. Now that serious attention is being paid to this very important issue, the news is dire: research indicates that the bullying of children in any format can, and often does, affect their mental health for years to come.
In an effort to support the vitally important work that is so needed to help bullied children, their parents, and the various professionals who helpfully address bullying such as teachers, therapists, physicians, law enforcement and others, we are providing some resources here that we hope will be helpful. Please give them a look, and feel free to share them with concerned others and to return often to access these resources.
This is obviously not, nor is it intended to be, an exhaustive list of good resources on bullying. I have listed only some organizational and government related sites and have not included individuals who work with or address this issue.
If you think your organization’s website link should be added here, please use the contact form on this website to let us know about it. Our chief criteria for inclusion is that the material be both current and practical.
Bullying Prevention Resources:
Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center – The National Bullying Prevention month campaign was started by this organization in 2006. Extensive website of resources and information.
A leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S.
A US government sponsored website on how to stop and prevent bullying and cyberfullying
Part of the stop bullying.gov website specifically devoted to addressing cyberbullying
BullyBust is a website to learn to stand up to bullying and take action to combat it.
Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth
Encourages 13-25 year old to get involved and take action
Teens against bullying – part of the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center
For parents, teachers, law enforcement officers to get evidence-based brochures for copying and distribution.
Commonsense Media is anonprofit organization and you can register or a free membership to download their materials.
The National Education Association (NEA) website contains a Bullying Prevention Kit
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This link is to resources on bullying.
LD online is a leading website for learning disabilities and ADHD. This link is to an article entitled, Bullying Among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs and contains valuable resources for this population.
The Autism Society website has a section on addressing bullying and links to additional resources for this special population.
An Australian government website with animated engagement for young children and older children as well as resources for parents and teachers.
Part of the Family Lives website that supports families in general in the U.K.
The Anti-Defamation League is a premier civil rights/human relations agency, which originally was founded to fight against anti-Semitism. It now fights all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.