Resources

Here are some links that may be helpful.

www.bullypolice.org

www.stopbullyingnow.com

www.clemson.edu/olweus/

www.bullysafeusa.com/evaluation.html

For Delaware DOE School Climate and Discipline: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/default.shtml

For Delaware Bullying Prevention Model Policy: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/files/Bully%20Prevention%20Policy%20Template.pdf

RESOURCES

Assessment tools for measuring bullying in schools:

A – Z Toolkits to prevent bullying, cyber-bullying, and youth suicide:

  • Eyes on Bullying Toolkit provides specific insights, strategies, activities, and resources to address bullying:  http://www.eyesonbullying.org/toolkit.html
  • Common Sense Media: www.commonsense.org/educators Register as a parent or educator for free resources including cyber-bullying toolkit and lessons and E-rate toolkit. This is a federal program designed to bring Internet use to K-12 schools safely, respectfully, and responsibly.
  • Get Right Side Up: http://getrightsideup.org/ (Youth Suicide) – Information, resources, and toolkits for youths.
  • National Education Association’s website – www.Bnetsavvy.org  Tools for adults to help kids connect safely. A project of the NEA Health Information Network.
  • US Department of Health and Human Resources Resource Kit: www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
  • Standing up, Not Standing By:  A Free Cyber-bullying Toolkit for Educators:

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit

Delaware Law:

Delaware organizations:

Suicide Prevention:

Federal:

Center for Disease Control Resources: 

PDF Tip Sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/EA-TipSheet-a.pdf

HOTLINES:

          For Bullying Prevention:

  • Delaware Attorney General’s School Crime and Bullying hotline – For help and to report bullying,

call 1-800-220-5414   You do not need to leave your name but, in order for us to be able to investigate what has happened, please leave enough information such as the date, place, and description of the bullying incident that occurred. If it is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Call: (310) 855-HOPE (4673) or (800) TLC-TEEN (852-8336) (9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. every evening)

Text: “TEEN” to 839863

TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline operated by specially trained teens for teenaged callers from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. every evening. They won’t judge you or give advice – their job is to listen to your feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, define the options available to you, and help you make positive decisions.  No problem is too small, too large, or too shocking for the TEEN LINE volunteers.  If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! TEEN LINE also offers message boards, resources and information.

          For Suicide Prevention:

  • Suicide hotline in Delaware:  1-800-262-9800.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-TALK.

National organizations:

http://www.nnedv.org/internetsafety.html

  • PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center – the End of Bullying Begins with You: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/  Unites, engages, and educates kids, teens, parents, and communities nationwide to address bullying.
  • Polk County Public Schools in Florida: http://www.polk-fl.net/students/middleandhigh/bullying.htm Provides students, parents, and educators with information and resources on bullying and how to stop it.
  • Safe and Respectful Relationships for All (funded by CDC):  http://www.safeandrespectful.org/
  • Stop Bullying Now presents practical research based strategies for reducing bullying in schools. www.stopbullyingnow.com
  • STRYVE – Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere led by CDC – preventing youth violence before it starts: http://www.vetoviolence.org/STRYVE/
  • Teach Safe Schools: teachsafeschools.org  This website’s mission is to help school personnel develop a supportive, safe and inviting learning environment where students can thrive and be successful. It provides

evidence-based information and techniques to assist the school community in the prevention of school violence.

  • Teaching Tolerance:  http://www.tolerance.org/ A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation, and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity, and respect for differences in schools.

LGBT:

Professionals’ websites with tools and resources on bullying prevention:

http://www.nasn.org/PolicyAdvocacy/PositionPapersandReports/NASNIssueBriefsFullView/tabid/445/smid/853/ArticleID/84/Default.aspx

Programs:

  • Bullying.org: http://bullying.org/  Provides educational programs and resources to individuals, families, educational institutions and organizations.
  • Kiva Program: www.kivakoulu.fi/there-is-no-bullying-in-kiva-school Research based anti-bullying program. Involves both universal and indicated actions to prevent and tackle bullying.
  • No Bully: http://nobully.com/   Helps schools nationwide implement a systematic anti-bullying program for stopping student bullying, harassment and intimidation.
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program:  www.clemson.edu/olweus and http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/olweus_bullying_prevention_program.page  This program is the most researched program with over 35 years of research and is the best-known bullying prevention program. Proven to reduce bullying by up to 70%. Significant reductions in student reports of general antisocial behavior, such as vandalism, fighting, theft, and truancy. Significant improvements I the social climate of the classroom and student satisfaction with school life. See: http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/olweus
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Free Grant Writing Toolkit:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/grantwritingtoolkits.page
  • Peaceful School Bus Program:  http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/peacefulschoolbus   A whole-school program designed to decrease inappropriate behavior on school buses while creating a climate of respect and cooperation. Teaches students about bullying and their role in preventing it.
  • Roots of Empathy – from research to recognition: http://www.rootsofempathy.org/  Started in 1996, Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.
  • SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices:  http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ViewAll.aspx
  • SHOUT b cause, LLC: www.shoutbcause.com  Increases awareness of bullying prevention in Delaware schools so kids, parents, and educators can take an active role in making schools safe and bully free for students to learn to their fullest potential.
  • STOMP OUT BULLYING – keeping children safe see:  http://www.stompoutbullying.org/  A national Anti-Bullying and Cyber-Bullying program for Kids and Teens.

Research:

  • Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado at Boulder:

www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/modelprograms.html

Suicide Prevention:

Videos and Podcasts for classroom lessons and activities: