Bullying in Schools

Definition: Bullying is when you use superior strength to get what you want from others.

Overview: Over the years bullying has been getting more media attention because the effects of bullying have been leading to teen suicide, self-injurious behaviors, decrease in self-esteem and an increase in school violence. It has become a national effort to decrease bullying in schools. This wiki page is designed to provide resources on how to identify, intervene, and resolve bullying situations in schools.

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Web Pages:
Surviving Bully Charity
The creators of the "Surviving Bullies Charity" have "written an interactive multimedia book filled with 59 videos. The videos are mostly of teenagers who�ve been bullied and give you practical suggestions about how you can deal with bullies. Our goal is to give YOU the power to survive bullies!"

U.S. Government bulllying website
Bullying prevention and intervention website. Sponsored by the U.S Government. Includes links to videos and state by state current laws/policies for bullying.

Bullying at school and online.
Advice, suggestions, myths and facts for all types of bullying that can occur for school aged kids. Also, expert advice and articles from professionals including therapists, teachers and physicians regarding stories of bullying.

Bullying statistics
Comprehensive website offering a variety of current statistics relating to all types and degrees of bullying.

The Bully project- Make a pledge
Website for the new movie Bully. The website offers teachers, students and parents to make a pledge to learn about and stop bullying. The website offers links (toolkits) on the left for students, teachers and parents to learn about bullying and actively participate in eliminating this epidemic.

Dealing with Bullying
This website is designed to educate students on bullying. The website defines bullying, and talks about ways to interact with a bullying situation.


Cyberbullying research center
Resources, blogs, publications and recent research concerning cyberbullying.
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.

Videos:




















The YouTube video, Anti-Bullying Tips, is designed for teenagers. The purpose is to educate teenagers on how to interact during a bullying situation.


Video showing the statistics and characteristics of bullying occurring in schools. Inspirational speaker and first hand account from Tony Bartoli, a former student who was bullied.


Official trailer for the new release, heavily acclaimed and debated movie BULLY. The film focuses on real life families and troubles that were faced by individuals who endured bullying.

Blogs:
A Look at Bullying
This is a blog post about bullying, ways to prevent bullying, why some students bully, and even has a post about a guy who used to be a bully when he was in school and now he goes to schools and speaks about bullying.

50 Blog Posts on School Bullying that Every Teacher Should Read
This blog has links to 50 other blog posts about bullying, cyber bullying, specific cases, why students bully, prevention strategies, and ways to help victims. These are great resources for teachers to prevent bullying and what to do if there is bullying going on in their school.

Anti-Bullying blog.
This blog offers stories, news media articles, videos and recent commentary on the mission of anti-bullying.

Bullying Stories
A series of blogs that focus on bullying. Some are from the point of view of the victim, others of witnesses of bullying.

The Origins of Bullying
A blog written that discusses the origin of bullying; such as who is prone to bully, types of bullying, and how society is responding to bullying.

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Journals:

Bullying and Violence in Schools
The article points out the importance of teachers and there ability to prevent bullying. The author describes ways in which teachers can recognize, intervene, and resolve bullying situations.

Bullying in Middle Schools
An article from Middle School Journal. Describes intervention and prevention models that have been researched, studied and effective in curtailing bullying in the middle and elementary schools.

Cyberbullying in schools
The article discusses confronting cyberbullying in schools by using best practices, appropriate teacher training and establishing open lines of communication and interaction with parents about the issue of bullying.




Books:

ABC's of Bullying: A school wide approach.

Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Understanding Children's Worlds)
"Bullying at School is the definitive book on bullying/victim problems in school and on effective ways of counteracting and preventing such problems." (taken from Amazon.com)

Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)
"Grounded in research and extensive experience in schools, this engaging book describes practical ways to combat bullying at the school, class, and individual levels. Step-by-step strategies are presented for developing school- and districtwide policies, coordinating team-based prevention efforts, and implementing targeted interventions with students at risk. Special topics include how to involve teachers, parents, and peers in making schools safer; ways to address the root causes of bullying and victimization; the growing problem of online or cyberbullying; and approaches to evaluating intervention effectiveness. In a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding, the book features helpful reproducibles, concrete examples, and questions for reflection and discussion." (taken from Amazon.com)

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle (Updated Edition)
"It's the deadliest combination going: bullies who terrorize, bullied kids who are afraid to tell, bystanders who watch, and adults who see the incidents as a normal part of childhood. All it takes to understand that this is a recipe for tragedy is a glance at headlines across the country. In this updated edition of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, which includes a new section on cyberbullying, one of the world's most trusted parenting educators gives parents, caregivers, educators—and most of all, kids—the tools to break the cycle of violence.
Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth, and her wide experience in the areas of conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice, Barbara Coloroso explains:
  • The three kinds of bullying, and the differences between boy and girl bullies
  • Four abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullying
  • Seven steps to take if your child is a bully
  • How to help the bullied child heal and how to effectively discipline the bully
  • How to evaluate a school's antibullying policy
  • And much more
This compassionate and practical guide has become the groundbreaking reference on the subject of bullying." (taken from Amazon.com)

Articles


Bullying and Teasing: No laughing matter.
Scholastic article discussing how to look for bullying occurring with your child. Discusses warning signs, effects and how to handle bullying situations involving your child.

Time magazine article
Article discuses when bullying goes too far and can be deadly. Talks about specific instances and bullying situations that have occurred recently in America and have had tragic effects.