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Resources against Bullying

Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents.  Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis.Children who are bullied experience real suffering that can interfere with their social and emotional development, as well as their school performance.  Some victims of bullying have even attempted suicide rather than continue to endure such harassment and punishment.

Some of the many Bullying Resources

The Federal Government has launched a new antibullying website- www.bullyinginfo.org.
It allows for an easy,  more centralized access to federal resources.

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) links several research reports on bullying in the schools:
What Characteristics of Bullying, Bullying Victims, and Schools are Associated with Increased Reporting of Bullying to School Officials?  (August 31, 2010)

Medicine Plus
Bullying - Lists resources and research on bullying

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Bullying: Facts for Families

American Psychological Association
Bullying resources and articles

Stop Bullying Now includes
What Kids Can Do
What Adults can Do

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Resources include the following and others:
Bullying Prevention and Intervention from Principal Leadership Magazine, Vol 4, No 1, 2003.
Bullying. A Parent's Guide to Understanding and Responding to Bullying: The Bully Busters    
Bullying of Sexually Diverse Children and Children and Adolescents
Innovative International Initiative to Address Bullying at School
NASP Fact Sheet - Bullying: Facts for Schools and Parents
Cyberbullying: the new form of bullying
Bullying - Not Just 'Kids Being Kids'

Kid's Health
Dealing with Bullying

Focus Adolescent Service
Bullying: What Parents and Teachers Should Know
Additional resources available

National Crime Prevention Council
Bullying Prevention

Cyberbullying Resources

The Cyberbullying Research Center has released  research-based fact sheets, all summarizing recent findings published in peer-reviewed academic journals. They cover the following:
Cyberbullying: Identification, Prevention, and Response
Cyberbullying and Self-Esteem
Cyberbullying and Suicide
Cyberbullying and Strain
Trends in Adolescents' Social Networking Use
Changes in Social Networking Use from 2006 to 2009
Sexting: A Brief Guide for Educators and Parents
The following resources are also available:
A Student's Guide to Personal Publishing (Offline and Online)
Ten Ideas for Youth to Educate their Community about Cyberbullying
A Summary of State Bullying and Cyberbullying Laws

New York Division of Criminal Justice Services
Cyber Bullying - Warning signs and Resources

Beware of the Cyber Bully

The Wired Safety Group
Stop Cyberbullying

P.O. Box 601374
Dallas, TX 75360

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