Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FYI: Online Resources on Bullying

Teachers and parents: the following is a short list of online resources on bullying. If you find these websites or other resources to be helpful, please let us know in your comments!

Stop Bullying Now! The Stop Bullying Now! Campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. One portion of the website is aimed at kids, with cartoon webisodes, games, and plenty of kid-friendly information about bullying. The other portion is aimed at adults, with information on bullying awareness, prevention, and intervention.

Stop Cyberbullying An interactive resource for anyone seeking information about cyberbullying. Information is tailored to users' age or capacity in which they work with youth.

Not In Our School Not in Our School (NIOS) is a peer-to-peer learning program that uses film and storytelling to encourage safety and inclusion. Visit their website for access to video content of students having open discussions about bullying, bigotry, and harassment in schools. Here's an example of a video in which middle school students and adult facilitators discuss bullying:

For more websites on bullying, visit ALA's hot issues page (you'll need to scroll down a little for a list of websites on bullies).

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