Surviving Bullies Project

Websites for Young Adults and Kids

Kidscape (http://www.kidscape.org.uk/):
A site that provides practical skills for the bullying victim to use to empower him/herself against the bully.

Childline (http://www.childline.org.uk):
This site has lots of real-life stories from those who have been bullied, offers tips on how to beat bullying, and also offers a “bullying diary” to keep track of when/how you are being bullied.

Beatbullying (http://www.beatbullying.org/):
A kid-led, kid-authored organization dedicated to creating “a society where bullying is unacceptable”

Bully Beware (http://www.bullybeware.com/):
This website has copious information on bullying behavior, in particular, a section on the different “kinds of bullies” and what types of adults bullies and targets tend to become

Websites and Articles for Parents

Kidscape (http://www.kidscape.org.uk/media/82758/bullylog.pdf):
This great resource for parents lists possible symptoms of bullied victims, and also has a “Bully Log” which contains an incident report sheet and a home/school meeting record sheet so the bullying can be properly logged.

Protect Your Child from Cyberbullying (http://www.pta.org/members/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1512):
A PTA article that examines the most recent trend in bullying, and provides strategies for protecting your child against the online bully.

Bullying Online (http://www.bullying.co.uk/general-advice/):
This site has oodles of advice to parents on how to help their bullied child.

Childline ( http://www.childline.org.uk):
A guide for parents of bullies and parents of bullied kids.

Bullying In The News

5 Kansas Students Arrested in Alleged Plot (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060421/ap_on_re_us/foiled_plot):
A Kansas school shooting is thwarted in the nick of time on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Bullying Moves from School to Cyberspace (http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=4827&z=3&p=):
The parents of a teen who committed suicide after intense bullying at school and on the internet state that they might have been able to help him had they known what warning signs to look for.

Bystanders Plays a Part in Bullying Behaviour (http://www.news-medical.net/?id=6629):
Bullying programs need to encompass the whole school community, and emphasize how to assist others in need

Time for Schools to Get Together with Bullies (http://kennebecjournal.mainetoday.com/view/columns/1824003.shtml):
The state of Maine makes it a priority to rid schools of behavior that causes students to live in fear

School Opens for Victims of Bullying (http://www.local6.com/news/4798176/detail.html):
Is separating the targets and the bullies into separate schools the right answer to the bullying problem? 

Bullying Shifts to Mental Cruelty (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4436812.stm):
In England, psychological bullying has become the prominent bullying tactic for school kids since opportunities for physical assault are diminishing.

Bullying: Sticks, Stones and Bullies (http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/bullying/):
This article examines bullying in schools, and the different measures school authorities are implementing to control bullying.

Suicide Fears for the Bullied (http://tinyurl.com/oc8fl):
No-blame approach to curb bullying in Welsh schools comes under attack; there is a fear that bullying victims may turn to suicide instead.

Schoolyard Bullies Get Nastier Online (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2005-03-06-cover-cyberbullies_x.htm):
Addresses the newer strain of bullying, cyberbullying, in which kids “are using the anonymity of the Web to mete out pain without witnessing the consequences.”

Cyber Bullying on the Rise Among U.S. Teens (http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=18463):
Cyberbullying is a more subversive form of bullying which U.S. kids, primarily girls, are practicing.

Bullying Prevention Program Helps Kids Speak Up (http://news.yahoo.com/s/wesh/20060228/lo_wesh/3295374):
School Anti-bullying programs focus on bystander intervention; a school program implemented in Orange County has helped bystanders react when they witness bullying situations, and has even helped bullies to curb their bad behavior.

Parents Warned of Cyber Bullying (http://www.theksbwchannel.com/news/7518112/detail.html?rss=mty&psp=news):
Rumors spread rapidly out of control through instant messaging, texting, and e-mails.

Stamping Out the Bullying at School (http://tinyurl.com/ohdm4):
The family of a bullied British teenage girl claim schools aren’t doing enough to prevent bullying.

Bullying Research Websites

Bullying Statistics (http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/):
Info on Preventing Bullying, Harassment, Online/Social Bullying, and School Bullies.

The Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate, and Classroom Management (http://education.gsu.edu/schoolsafety/):
Outstanding research and statistics surrounding school safety and climate, and seeks to provide schools and other communities with the skills to handle behavioral/violence problems.

New Ways to Stop Bullying (http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.html):
This report from the Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education provides interesting statistics about the circumstances surrounding school shootings, as related to bullying.

Schoolwide Prevention of Bullying (http://www.nwrel.org/request/dec01/index.html):
Provides interesting information about male bullying versus female bullying.

The Buzz on Bullying (http://www.schoolcounselor.org/content.asp?contentid=282):
Research indicates that to curtail bullying, we must intervene on multiple levels.

Anti-Bullying Programs

The ABCs of Bullying (http://pathwayscourses.samhsa.gov/bully/bully_intro_pg1.htm):
This website is an offshoot of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. It is a course that looks at the causes and effects of bullying and provides individuals with prevention techniques and programs. 

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/):
A program that has been implemented in schools in more than a dozen countries; aimed at improving peer relations and school climate.

Operation Respect: Don’t Laugh at Me (http://www.dontlaugh.org):
A non-profit organization founded by Peter Yarrow that distributes resources designed to improve all peer-to-peer environments.

Anti-Bullying Websites

Anti-Bullying Alliance (http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org/index.htm):
A website with great resources for children, parents, and teachers.

Raven Days (http://www.ravendays.org):
An abundance of real-life stories from victims of bullying and their parents, as well as many valuable resources for bullying victims.

Bullying Online (http://www.bullying.co.uk): 
A comprehensive, anti-bullying website that provides advice to parents, kids, teachers, and youth leaders, put together by Liz Carnell. It has resources for both the bullied and the bully.

Stop Bullying Now (http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov):
This website was put together by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. It includes “webisodes” that portray hypothetical bullying situations, with questions at the end.

Anti-Bullying Network (http://www.antibullying.net):
This Scottish website contains great information on bullying related to school communities and the consequences of this bullying.

Stop Bullying Me (http://www.stopbullyingme.ab.ca):
A great Canadian website with serious advice for targets of bullying and their parents.

The SCRE Centre: Bullying at School Information (http://www.scre.ac.uk/bully):
Another great Scottish website about bullying, with interesting quotes from the victim, the bully, the parent, and the school staff.

Maine Project Against Bullying (http://lincoln.midcoast.com/%7ewps/against/bullying.html):
A Maine-based organization that performs research and creates surveys to learn more about bullying and evaluates current available resources on bullying.

International Bullying Prevention Association (http://www.stopbullyingworld.com):
The mission of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality research based bullying prevention principles and practices in order to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility.

Bullying. No Way! (http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/):
A user-friendly, interactive website for kids, parents, teachers, and whole school communities; the “chill out” space is worth a special look.

Talk Helps (http://www.talk-helps.com):
An interactive website for kids exploring hypothetical scenarios from the bully’s, intervener’s, bystander’s, and victim’s points of view. A separate site for parents is under development.  In English and French.

McGruff.org: Dealing with Bullying (http://www.mcgruff.org/Grownups/lp_bullies.htm):
Classroom activities for grades 1-2 teaching youngsters to recognize bullying behavior and learn how to deal with it effectively.

Bully Free Kids (http://www.bullyfreekids.com):
They offer daily “Bully Free Living” tips, which provide concise advice about how to improve one’s self-esteem.

Beatbullying (http://www.beatbullying.org/):
A kid-led, kid-authored organization dedicated to creating “a society where bullying is unacceptable”

Dealing with Bullying (http://www.bullying.com.au/):
A great website for kids, parents, teachers, and the whole community, with an emphasis on action-based measures to halt bullying.

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