Here are some links that may be helpful.
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
Assessment tools for measuring bullying in schools:
- Free Federal Resource: For measuring bullying victimization, perpetration, and bystander experiences: A Compendium of Assessment Tools. Includes 33 measures of which many are free and user friendly: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullyCompendiumbk-a.pdf
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:
- Delaware’s updated Anti-Bullying Law: http://delcode.delaware.gov/title14/c041/index.shtml (At top of the page click Sections 4112, 41112A, 4112B, 4112C, 4112D, and 4112D.)
- Delaware’s 2008 Anti-Bullying Law: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/files/BullyingPreventionLaw08schoolyear.pdf
- http://news.delaware.gov/2012/07/27/governor-signs-two-bills/ – News.Delaware.Gov Article regarding Delaware’s new law adding consistency on how bullying incidents are reported by schools and its new law on having a uniform cyberbullying policy among schools and school districts.
- Delaware DOE Bullying Prevention Model Policy for Public Schools: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/files/Bully%20Prevention%20Policy%20Template%202007rfc.doc
- Delaware DOE Bullying Prevention Training Power Point Presentation: www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/files/BullyingPreventionTrainingrfc061008.ppt
- Child Inc.: http://www.childinc.com/youth-development.html For Delaware children and families in crisis. Provides creative prevention and intervention programs.
- Children and Families First: http://www.cffde.org Since 1884 has served children and families in need across Delaware.
- DEDOE School Climate and Discipline: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/climate/
- DEDOE Connections to Learning: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/dess/ctl/default.shtml
- Delaware Attorney General Office re schools and bullying: http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/schools/asspro.shtml
- Delaware Bullying Prevention Association: www.bullyprevention.org Resources for bullying prevention.
- Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence: www.dcadv.org
- Delaware Positive Behavior Support Project: http://www.delawarepbs.org/
- Delete Bullying website: http://www.deletebullying.org/ Provides information about bullying prevention and what people are doing about it in Delaware. DEleteBullying.org
- Mental Health Association in Delaware: http://www.mhainde.org/ Promotes improved mental well being for all individuals and families in Delaware through education, support, and advocacy.
- Nemours and helping kids and teens stay safe on the internet: http://nemours.org/content/dam/nemours/www/filebox/service/support/parentingseminar/mediatimepledge.pdf
- Delaware Teen Space for suicide prevention: http://www.delteenspace.org/
- After School Alliance is the nation’s leading voice raising awareness of the importance of after school programs and advocating for more afterschool investments (public-private partnership with the U.S. Department of Education): http://www.afterschoolalliance.org
- Best practices in bullying prevention and intervention from US Department of Health and Human Resources: http://ophp.umdnj.edu/njphtc/AP_-_Public_Health_Policy_files/SBN_Tip_23%20Best%20Practices%20Prevention.pdf
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (funded by U.S. Department of Health and Social Services) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/
- ED.gov http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/federal-partners-celebrate-anti-bullying-efforts-and-pledge-continue-work-second Federal Partners Celebrate Anti-Bullying Efforts and Pledge to Continue Work at 2nd Annual Bullying Prevention Summit. Offers resources and funding opportunities.
- Girls Health: http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/stopping/seeing.cfm Provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living. Includes information regarding bullying and cyber-bullying; e.g., the different ways girls are bullied, the long lasting hurt it can cause, why some girls are bullied more than others, and ways you can protect yourself and others from bullying and more.
- Safe and Supportive Schools (U.S. Department of Education):safesupportiveschools.ed.gov
- Stop Bullying: http://www.stopbullying.gov – Free materials, information, and resources. What is bullying, how to respond, how to prevent it, bullying and youth with special needs, effects, getting help, and new Kids Section that offers videos and games to teach kids about bullying – and more.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.nrepp.samhsa.gov
Center for Disease Control Resources:
- Adolescent and School Health: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/index.htm
- Electronic Aggression: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/electronicaggression/index.html
- Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/EA-brief-a.pdf
- Understanding Bullying – Fact Sheet and Resources: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/BullyingFactsheet2012-a.pdf
- Youth Violence: Technology and Youth – Protecting Your Child from Electronic Aggression: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pub/EA-tipsheet.html and
PDF Tip Sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/EA-TipSheet-a.pdf
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.
- TEEN LINE – Website: http://teenlineonline.org/
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.
- ASCD whole child approach: http://www.wholechildeducation.org/
- Bullying STOPS with me: http://bullyingstopswithme.com/ Information on what teens and parents need to know about bullying and how to stop it.
- eHow: http://www.ehow.com/list_7480896_10-ways-stop-bullying.html With more than 30 categories that cover just about everything, eHow is a one-stop online resource for life’s challenges. Professionals in every field come together to offer expert advice.
- Healthy Place: http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/bullies/what-to-do-if-you-are-being-bullied/menu-id-1023/ America’s Mental Health Channel. Information for understanding what bullying is, its consequences, and how to deal with it.
- Kidpower: http://www.kidpower.org/ Bullying prevention resources and solutions for protecting children, teens, and adults. Resources for parents, educators, social workers, and youth leaders.
- Kids Health: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/bullies.html# Information for kids, teens, and parents on how to deal with bullying.
- Manifest Your Destiny: http://www.manifestyourdestiny.org/
- National Education Association’s Bully Free It Starts with Me: http://www.nea.org/home/NEABullyFreeSchools.html Information and resources for parents and educators.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) on internet and computer safety:
- 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.
- Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network: GLSEN 2011 National School Climate Survey and link to the Executive Summary and full report as well as to free webinars that explore various aspects of the findings: http://www.glsen.org/schoolclimate and http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html
- It Gets Better Project: www.itgetsbetterproject.com
- Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth: http://ligaly.org/ Goals are to empower GLBT youth, advocate for their diverse interests, and to educate society about them.
Professionals’ websites with tools and resources on bullying prevention:
- American Federation of Teachers:www.aft.org/yourwork/tools4teachers/bullying/resources.cfm
- National Association of School Nurses:
- National Association of School Psychologists:www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/nassp_bullying.aspx
- 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.
- Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado at Boulder:
- In terms of research on the No Bully System, this part of the website is your best resource: http://www.nobully.com/no-bully-system/research
- Olweus: www.clemson.edu/olweus/
- The Developmental Services Group: Model Programs Guide and Database: www.dsgonline.com
- Youth Violence Project: http://www.youthvoiceproject.com/ Large-scale research project that solicits students’ perceptions about strategy effectiveness to reduce peer mistreatment in schools.
- Delaware Teen Space for suicide prevention: http://www.delteenspace.org/ (Youth suicide)
- Get Right Side Up: http://getrightsideup.org/ (Youth Suicide) – Providing information, resources, and toolkits for youths.
- The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Videos and Podcasts for classroom lessons and activities:
- Anti-bullying ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJut7KQhI4
- CDC podcast on Electronic Aggression: http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=7306#transcript (12.32 minutes)
- For high school lesson, Ricardo’s story from Common Sense Media Lesson titled “Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty”: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/turn-down-dial-cyberbullying-and-online-cruelty-9-10 Ricardo’s video is located on the right side of the screen.
- For high school lesson, Common Sense Media Lesson titled “Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying”: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/taking-perspectives-cyberbullying-11-12
- Stacy’s story from Common Sense Media Lesson titled “Cyberbullying: Crossing the Line”: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/cyberbullying-crossing-line-6-8 The video is located on the right side of the screen.
- STOMP OUT BULLYING Library of Videos see: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/share/ and for celebrity video psa’s see: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/celebrity_psas_and_videos.php