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Resources for Students, Parents, & Teachers
Here’s a summary of some of the information I share with students and parents.
Here’s some of the information I share with pre-teens.
This is my message that’s printed in Buddy and the Bullies by Grace B. Grimm.
A wide array of books on bullying is available today. These books are appropriate for use in anti-bullying campaigns and classroom discussions. (I’m delighted to tell you that CAMP is on this list!)
CAMP is in great company on this list from the Galesburg Public Library, Illinois.
The Bully Project is a collaborative effort that brings together partner organizations that share a commitment to ending bullying and ultimately transforming society.
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2011 to foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. The Foundation is dedicated to creating a safe community that helps connect young people with the skills and opportunities they need to build a braver, kinder world. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in the world. Together, we will move towards acceptance, bravery and love.
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance offers educational materials about reducing prejudice in its many forms.
To assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence.
Project Bully Free Zone transforms the culture of your school or workplace, helping community members realize and emphasize the importance and acceptance of the voice of each individual within the community.
To encourage respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change. To “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, and Acceptance” through a variety of educational and outreach programs, and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story. We hope to persuade people to think differently, behave differently, and inform others of the importance and value of diversity.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Founded in 1982, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of youth violence prevention and child-safety education to all K-12 Nassau and Suffolk schools. CAPS offers bully prevention education, intervention, and solutions.
Combats racism, antisemitism, and prejudice and nurtures democracy through education programs worldwide.
Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives.
This is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. There are some good resources here for preventing bullying and responding to it.
This site has valuable anti-bullying information for parents, students, and teachers.
The LGBT community is often targeted by bullies. Here’s some valuable information for college-bound LGBT students.
I hope this listing of LGBT-friendly colleges (from BestColleges.com) helps LGBT students find schools in which they’ll be less likely to be bullied.
See what middle school students in Middletown, Connecticut, are doing to keep the hallways safe from bullying.
You might take a look at “Soul-searching sentiments”, an article from the Hampshire Gazette, about what a school did on Valentine’s Day to combat bullying.