Bullying

Walk In Another's Shoes - Teens Speak Out About Bullying

This moving, 5-minute video was created for teens and adults by the Teen Advisory Board of Kidpower of Colorado Springs to inspire action addressing the problem of bullying. Seeing the faces and hearing the voices of these young people stating what bullying is and the impact it has had on their lives sparks conversation in families, classrooms, youth groups, and communities. Use the video to start discussion about the impact of bullying and how we can each use our own power  every day to pay attention, speak up, reach out, use our power wisely, and get help to stop bullying.

What Can be Done About Name-Calling and Bullying? Some best practices

Detailed guidelines and recommendastions for schools on strategies to effectively combat name-calling and bullying 

Voices on Violence

The Voices on Violence report illustrated the types of violence and harassment girls in Boston face.

Youth Gangs and Schools

Few schools escape dynamics and behaviors that are associated with gangs. Think, for example, about bullying, disruptive intergroup conflicts, drug sales and abuse, and vandalism such as theft, graffiti, and other forms of property damage. From both a policy and practice perspective, it is essential for schools to understand and address gang-related problems that interfere with productive schooling. Fortunately, there are many useful resources on the topic

Training and Technical Assistance on Youth Justice

Global Youth Justice resources support local communities to reduce juvenile crime through programs utilizing positive peer pressure which can be harnessed and redirected to become a positive force and lead other youth to adhere to the rule of law and become more productive citizens.   These "youth court" and "teen court" voluntary diversion programs harness positive peer pressure and utilize it in a peer judgment setting to help address the anti-social and delinquent behavior of youth.

Teaching Mental and Emotional Fitness

There are three life skills from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy that we could and should be teaching young people that we aren't. 1) To have Unconditional Self and Other Acceptance 2) To have an Internal Locus of Control 3) To recognize and correct irrational thinking.

Taking a Stand: A Student's Guide to Stopping Name-Calling and Bullying

A student handout that provides practical stategies for responding to name-calling and bullying in safe and effective ways. 

Stop Homophobic Bullying - training for educators

teacher training program that uses live, improvisational theater to equip educators to identify and respond effectively to homophobia. Teachers learn laws and relevant teaching standards for creating a safe classroom. They learn to identify various forms of homophobia, and get hands-on experience in the most effective techniques to use in a classroom. By watching realistic classroom scenes performed by teenage actors, the teachers get to see how homophobia affects every student in the classroom.

Solution Team

Solution Team is a series of structured meetings in which an educator or counselor brings together a team of students to solve the bullying of one of their peers. The leader tells the team that they are not in trouble, describes how it feels to be in the target's shoes and asks the team to solve this situation. In 2010 a pilot study found that Solution Team ends bullying in 80 to 90% of cases, and that this still held true three months later, making it one of the most effective anti-bullying interventions ever.

State Anti-Bullying Statutes

As of January, 2011, 45 states had anti-bullying statutes that require local and state educational agencies to adopt policies and take action in this area.  This chart summarizes key components of each state's anti-bullying statute, with particular emphasis on requirements affecting local school boards and state education agencies.