Once bullying starts, it is hard to get it to stop. The role of an educator and a parent is to teach empathy, teach and train staff and improve how bullying is handled by adults. Here are several resources on bullying prevention:
Stop Bullying – The official anti-bullying site of the U.S. Government, StopBullying.gov offers resources for teachers and parents to help prevent and stop bullying.
The American Federation of Teachers – The AFT has a large section of their website devoted to bullying education so teachers can have access to classroom activities and other resources to prevent bullying.
National Runaway Safeline – The National Runaway Safeline has a wealth of anti-bullying resources, including a downloadable template that can be used to notify school administrators about bullying.
The Bully Project – The Bully Project is a film and activism site with tools for educators, parents, students, advocates and those interested in helping those with special needs.
Teaching Tolerance – A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance has a resource list and a film kit for the film Bullied: A Student, A School and a Case That Made History.
Edutopia – Edutopia has a recently updated resource list for bullying prevention including ideas for cultivating empathy, diversity and inclusion and suicide prevention.
Stomp Out Bullying – Stomp Out Bullying has created a parent resource for parents who learn that their child is being bullied complete with tip sheets, cell phone guides and help understanding bullying.
GLSEN – GLSEN provides resources and ideas for campaigns to help end bullying in schools by using social awareness and events like National Bullying Prevention month to spread awareness.
Bully Bust – BullyBust provides resources to help make the school climate better for everyone, including personal stories, videos, information on bullying and cyberbullying and more.
SafeKids.com – SafeKids.com has a mission for safer digital citizenship, focusing their anti-bullying efforts on cyberbullying prevention and awareness, and how to increase online empathy.
Committee for Children – The Committee for Children provides video resources for educators and families to promote the safety, well-being and success of children in life and in school.
KidScape – Kidscape offers help with bullying for young people, including information on dealing with bullying, cyberbullying, friends and ‘frenemies’ and using assertiveness.
National Centre Against Bullying – The UK’s National Centre Against Bullying has some great ideas on how a child can help themselves or a friend who is a victim of bullying through practice ideas on how to act.
Warning Signs of Bullying – StopBullying offers a resource on the warning signs your child is being bullied, along with some signs they might be the one bullying others, keeping in mind there are not always signs.
Silent Signs Your Child is Being Bullied – If your child is suddenly acting differently about friends or school and you don’t know why, read this article from Reader’s Digest and see if they are exhibiting other signs they are being bullied.
Delete Cyberbullying – Delete Cyberbullying is a Stop Online Harassment Project dedicated to taking a stand against cyberbullies. This resource for parents shows the signs they can look for if their child is being bullied online.
How to Deal with Bullying – A big challenge for parents is learning how to help their child deal with bullying. Focus on the Family has an entire series dedicated to Bullies – dealing with them, how we got them, and more.
Indiana Resource Center for Autism – Bullying is a big issue for students on the Autism Spectrum, and this article helps educators know how to increase awareness and advocacy and prevent bullying, so people can feel safe at school.
Handling Bullying Issues – The Center for Parenting Education provides resources for parents on cyberbullying and what they can do about it, including teaching safety and helping children manage cyberbullying.
Action Against Bullying – The American Psychological Association has created a resource center for parents, teachers and kids so they have the tools to take action to prevent bullying before it starts.
Cyberbullying – The National Cyber Security Alliance presents StaySafeOnline, a cyberbullying resource with the principles of Stop, Think and Connect to protect kids and families alike online.
Bullying in the ER – Academic article on the Assessment and Management of Bullied Children in the Emergency Department causing an increase in psychiatric visits to the emergency department.
FAQ on Bullying Prevention – Additional information from the American Federation of Teachers on bullying prevention, resources on school climate, special populations and federal and state activity..
Bullying can lead to depression and anxiety in youth, physical injuries and social problems. Sometimes the effects of bullying are extremely serious to the mental health of the victim. Here are some at-risk behaviors to look out for:
Self-Harm Treatment and Prevention – Child Mind Institute offers a wealth of resources on bullying prevention but also on suicide and self-harm prevention in kids and teens, especially related to bullying.
Suicide and Self Harm Prevention – Suicide is the leading cause of death among individuals ages 10-24 and this article provides information on suicide prevention from the perspective of several doctors.
Data on Suicide Prevention – The Children’s Safety Network has a series of videos that can be used by parents or educators or in a staff meeting to help spread information on strategies for suicide prevention.in Europe.
Children at Risk for Self-Harm – Nationwide Children’s gives tips for parents who are dealing with a child-at-risk for self-harm or harm to others through their home safety guidelines and how to act right away.
Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania – CHOP offers a large resource on youth suicide, prevention, signs, awareness and recommended reading and research information and articles as part of their Violence Prevention Initiative.
Self-Harm Signs – NSPCC talks parents and educators through the signs of self-harm, why children hurt themselves and what you can do about it, including getting help and breaking the cycle.
Bark App – Bark provides a parent guide, an educator guide and a guide for kids to explain warning signs, how to handle the situation if a friend may be talking about suicide, and clues to look out for.