Bullying resources and references
The following websites and other references will provide you with useful
information to help you and your staff to understand and prevent
bullying in your classrooms and schools.
Anti-bullying Network, Scotland, provides information
and resources for bullying prevention programs, links to research
on bullying and its prevention in school. Provides families and
students resources and information, as well. www.antibullying.net
Stop Bullying Now provides useful information and resources for youth and concerned adults. www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence,
University of Colorado, provides information and resources on research-based
bullying and violence prevention programs, offers technical assistance
to schools to evaluate and develop anti-violence programs. http://www.colorado.edu/cspv
Committee for Children, resources for elementary
and middle school anti-bullying curriculum. www.cfchildren.org
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
provides information about protecting gay, lesbian and transgender
students from bullying and discrimination. Has curriculum materials,
fact sheets, resources, sample policies and links to related organizations. www.glsen.org
National Crime Prevention Council, has information
relating to violence prevention, school safety, date rape, hot lines
and other resources. www.ncpc.org
Safe Schools Coalition, information and resources
for teachers, parents and youth to understand and prevent bullying
in K-12 schools. Links to related sites. www.safeschoolscoalition.org
Maryknoll Schools Freshman Seminar. Bullying. At www.maryknollschool.org/hs/FreshmanSem/bul.htm
American Association of University Women
(2004). Harassment-free hallways: how to stop sexual harassment in
school: A guide for students, parents and schools. Washington, D.C.: author.
- This is an excellent resource. It has surveys for students, educators
and parents to help them assess the scope of bullying and sexual
harassment in their schools. It also provides sample sexual harassment
policies and a comprehensive guide to creating and enforcing the
policies. Finally, the guidebook contains ideas and information
on integrating anti-bullying/sexual harassment work into the school
- You can download the guide at http://www.aauw.org/ef/harass/index.cfm .
California Department of Education (2003). Bullying at school.
Sacramento, CA: author. Available at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/documents/bullych2.pdf .
Olweus, D., Limber, S., & Mihalic, S. (1999). Blueprints
for violence prevention, book nine: Bullying prevention program. Boulder, CO : Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.
GLSEN. (2001). Zero indifference: A how-to-guide for ending name-calling
in schools. This guide provides information and guidelines
for preventing bullying, with a particular focus on protecting
gay, lesbian and transgender students. Provides overview of the
legal responsibilities that schools have to prevent homophobic
bullying and links to related resources. www.glsen.org
Beck, I. (1998). Expect respect: A sexual harassment prevention
module. Washington, D.C.: American Association of University
Women. This provides curricular modules for middle and high schools
to help students and schools protect civil rights and create safe
school environments. www.aauw.org
Froschl, M., Spring, B., & Mullin-Rindler, N. (1998). Quit
it! A teacher's guide on teasing and bullying for use with students
in grades K-3. Education Equity Concepts. Provides 10 lessons
on bullying that include role playing, discussion guides, writing
activities, physical games and exercises and connections to children's
literature. You can order it through the NEA professional library, www.nea.org ,
or the Welesley Center for Research on Women, www.wcwonline.org
National School Boards Association. (2000). Student-to-student
harassment: A legal guide for schools. Offers school leaders
information on how to prevent, respond to, analyze and defend student-to-student
harassment claims. Includes tips on training staff and sample policies,
forms and checklists. www.nsba.org
Oakland Michigan School District. Straight talk about sexual
harassment: What you don't know CAN hurt you. This video and
book offer information ranging from creating a sexual harassment
policy to recognizing the differences between flirting and harassment.
It was created by Maria Kop. Visit www.oakland.k12.mi.us and
follow the links for publications.
Stein, N., & Sjostrom, L. (1994). Flirting or hurting? A
teacher's guide to student-to-student sexual harassment in schools
(Grades 6 through 12). National Education Association and the
Wellesley Center for Research on Women. This video and curriculum
includes lessons suitable for social studies, English, psychology
or health; student assignments (case studies, quizzes, surveys,
etc.); teacher materials and supplemental readings including Supreme
Court cases and articles from teen magazines. Wellesley Center
for Research on Women, www.wcwonline.org and National Education Association, www.nea.org
Stein, N., & Sjostrom, L. (1996). Bullyproof: A teacher's
guide on teasing and bullying for use with fourth and fifth grade
students. National Education Association and the Wellesley
Center for Research on Women. This curriculum contains 11 lessons
to get students to think about the distinctions between playful
and harmful behavior. It includes pilot-tested writing activities,
reading assignments, role-playing ideas, case studies and homework.
Wellesley Center for Research on Women, www.wcwonline.org or the National Education Association, www.nea.org .
Safe Schools Coalition (1999). They don't even know me: Understanding
harassment and violence in schools. Available at http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/theydontevenknowme.pdf ,
Accessed June 1, 2005.
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and the
National Association of Attorneys General. (1999). Protecting
students from harassment and hate crimes: A guide for schools.
This booklet provides K-12 schools guidance to help protect students
from harassment and violence. It includes sample policies, protocols,
checklists, sources for technical support and resources. www.ed.gov .
American Association of University Women. (2001). Hostile hallways:
Bullying, teasing, and sexual harassment in school . Washington, D.C.: Author. www.aauw.org
Davidson, A.L. (1999). Negotiating social differences: Youths' assessment
of educators' strategies. Urban Education, 34 (3), 338-369.
Mellor, A. (1997). Bullying at school- -Advice for families.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
California Department of Education. (2003). Bullying at school.
Sacramento, CA: author. Available at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/documents/bullyfull1.pdf
Weinstein, C.S. (2003). Secondary classroom management:
Lessons from research and practice, 2nd edition. Boston:
GLSEN. (2003). The GLSEN 2003 national school climate survey.
Washington, DC: author.
Hamilton College. (2001). Hamilton College gay
issues poll. Available at: http://www.hamilton.edu/news/gayissuespoll. (Accessed June 1, 2005).
Human Rights Watch. (2001). Hatred in the hallways: Violence
and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
students in U.S. schools . New York: author.
Rigby, K. (1997). Bullying in schools and what to do about it.
London, England: Jessica Kingsley.
Stein, N. (1999). Classrooms and courtrooms: Facing sexual
harassment in K-12 schools. New York: Teachers' College Press.
Russell, S.T., & Joyner, K. (2001). Adolescent sexual orientation
and suicide risk: Evidence from a national study. American Journal
of Public Health, 91, 1276-1281.
State of Massachusetts. (1999). High school students and sexual orientation: 1999 Massachusetts youth risk behavior survey. http://www.state.ma.us/gcgly/yrbsfl99.html .
U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education. (2002). The
final report and findings of the safe schools initiative: Implications
for the prevention of school attacks in the United States. Washington, D.C.: author. Available at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/resources.html .