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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

Print resources

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 curriculum.
  • 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: McGraw-Hill.

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 .