Thursday, October 14, 2010

More Bullying sites to visit

Stop Bullying Now
US Department of Health and Human Services offers flash movies, games, and information about bullying and how to prevent it

The National Center for Bullying Prevention
Helping to promote awareness and teach effective ways to respond to bullying

STOMP Out Bullying
Focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying

A Thin LIne
A site offering information, stories and quiz for those who have digital drama

A grassroots, nonprofit organization comprised of youth and adults who believe that high levels of youth engagement are essential to building strong, vibrant and healthy communities

The Trevor Project
A 24-hour, national help-line for gay and questioning teens
A site dedicated to increasing the awareness of bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating bullying in society

Anti-Bullying Network (UK)
Information for young people, parents and teachers on tackling bullying within schools

No Bully
Helps schools to implement an anti-bullying policy and create school cultures where every student feels included

A great organization that is working to eradicate bullying and bias in schools

National School Safety and Security Services
Bullying, anti-bullying legislation, school safety.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

October is national Bullying Prevention Month

Since the start of this school year there have been at least 4 bullying related suicides in the news. That is 4 too many. With the last reports about the death of the Rutgers University student being the most publicized,   it has prompted me and several other staff members(thanks Maxine) to gather websites and materials to arm ourselves and teach our students about the damage that cyber-bullying can inflict. In a blog I read while compiling these links the author stated that we are in deep doo doo when our children think that what they are doing is "fun or funny"  and "not that big of a deal." It is our job to educate them and help them to understand that these acts are big deals and can do irreparable harm to others. Below are some links to information to begin our fight against bullying and its horrific effects.

Cruel's not Cool website

bullying guidelines for teachers from teaching

Information about the film Bullied (scroll down to watch Ellen's video)

Cyberbullying Research Center