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Resources on Bullying Prevention

Knowledge is also critically important.  Below is a list of online resources that parents, guardians, and students can review to learn more about identifying and responding to bullying.

American Psychological Association: Advice on how parents, teachers and kids can take action to prevent and respond to bullying, including cyberbullying.

A Thin Line:  MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on an individual. This is intended more for middle school and high school students.

Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up:  Resources for children, parents, and educators from the Cartoon Network on preventing bullying.

Common Sense Media: Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

ConnectSafely:  A list of safety tips and advice for appropriate online and social networking use, ways to stop cyberbullying, and cyberbullying statistics.

Cyberbullying Research Center: The U.S.’s leading research center on causes, solutions and statistics on cyberbullying.

Embrace Civility in the Digital Age:  The mission of Embrace Civility in the Digital Age is to provide guidance to caring adults so they can better empower young people to embrace civility and foster positive relations. Advice ranges from basic tips for kids and parents to law review articles and professional advice for educators.

Internet Safety 101:  Internet Safety 101® is a digitally-based internet safety resource designed to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from Internet dangers including pornography, predators, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social networking and mobile devices.

It Gets Better Project: “The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.”

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center: Lots of excellent resources including free downloadable parent guides on bullying, cyberbullying, and social networking from Dr. Elizabeth Englander.

National Association of School Psychologists:  A terrific list of resources for families and educators on all aspects of bullying.

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.”

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: One of the most respected set of resources for schools to help prevent bullying and violence against youth.  A compilation of resources that includes bullying prevention tips and guidance; helping kids deal with bullies; warning signs of bullying for parents and educators; and suicide and self-harm prevention. A wealth of resources from the US Department of Health and Human Services on bullying and cyberbullying.  

Tracy Ludwig: Tracy Ludwig has written several children’s books including My Secret Bully; Trouble Talk; and Confessions of a Former Bully. She has provided resources for kids and families on her website.

Updated:  April 27, 2022