Anti-Bullying Resources

Posted by Shazy on Friday, April 1, 2011

Anti-Bullying Resources
 It’s no ROTFLOL matter. About one-third of children experience bullying each year, according to the White House, and it can lead to academic failure, absence from school, drug and alcohol abuse, health problems and even suicide. A recent string of suicides related to bullying has prompted numerous commitments to stop it, including one kids-centric TV network’s two-year ad campaign launched recently. It’s aimed at offering advice to young people confronted with digital harassment and is fronted by a star who plays a techy teen.

 Common Sense Media

“Dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.”
 Cyberbullying Research Center

“Those who are bullied at school are bullied online, and those who bully at school bully online,” said Justin Patchin, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center.

Facebook ‘social reporting’
Facebook has initiated a new “social reporting” system that will let people report content that violates Facebook policies and notify parents and teachers about it, so they can address why it was posted. However, less than 15 percent of those who experience cyberbullying report it.

Stomp Out Bullying
Created by a nonprofit formed to protect children, Stomp Out Bullying aims to bring awareness to kids, teens, parents and schools about the issue of bullying.

Connect for Respect
A major child advocacy organization started this campaign to have PTAs nationwide hold a “Connect for Respect” event in their community to share resources with parents about bullying.
With the launch of ― a site with information for parents, kids and educators about bullying ― the federal government is also taking steps.Bullying is not “just a harmless rite of passage,” said President Barack Obama. “Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people.  And it’s not something we have to accept.”

Steps to Respect
“It makes other people feel a lot safer in school when people stand up for them,” said Kyara, a third-grader who participates in the research-based program that teaches students to refuse and report bullying.
Stop Bullying World
“The mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality, research-based bullying prevention principles and practices in order to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility.”
Source: Special