Characters Unite – Characters Unite, USA Network’s award-winning public service program, was created to address the social injustices and cultural divides still prevalent in our society. Watch “Bullied” and Create a Safer School Environment. Watch “Bullied,” the new documentary from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The film chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today.
Children’s Safety Network – funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services This site offers publications from various sources as well as a webinar, presentations and other websites created for the education and prevention of bullying.
Highly Recommended! The resources offered on this site include ways to respond to group hate crimes and methods of starting a Not in Our School campaign. It also has resources college students – Not in My Campus. It is the first site to include information about how to support a victim of hate. Local groups organize, and the site broadcasts their efforts to focus on the positive.
It’s My Life – PBS Kids – This site is targeted to students ages 9 through 13. It contains interactive information, games, videos about being a bully, what do to if you are bullied, the consequences of not speaking up, and offers a forum for those who have been a victim of bullying.
This site provides age-appropriate resources to teach children how to be safer on and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates. Goals are: to teach children on how to recognize potential Internet risks, engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on and offline risks, to empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited, and to encourage children to report victimization to a trusted adult. The information is categorized by type of technology device.
McGruff the Crime Dog
This site offers resources for a younger child on bullies and how bullying affect people. It also has information on keeping secrets and the need sometimes to break a promise to keep a secret. This site breaks information apart by gender, so girls and boys are getting information tailored to the bullying most often experienced by their gender. It also offers information on cyber bullying. The site also includes games for children to see how scenarios are played out.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere STRYVEA Center for Disease Control (CDC) program public health approach to preventing youth violence using the most up to date research based on the best available evidence. Since this is offered from the CDC, the information is based on national programs and statistics and is kept up to date.
Managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services in cooperation with the Department of Education and the Department of Justice. Resources are listed on cyberbullying, LGBT. Information is listed by age group for Kids, Teens, Young Adults, Parents, and Educators. In-depth information and help on special topics, webisodes for kids.
Information is presented in a positive framework instead of fear to teach safety. This information spans stranger danger, bullying, child abuse and includes information specific to people with special needs. Includes a library of reference at the bottom of the homepage.
A University site with updated information for students, parents, and teachers. The information is age specific.
Resources below are intended for teachers, school counselors, and parents
National Association of School Psychologists
Resources for talking to children about violence, for parents and educators, and tips for school administrators for reinforcing school safety.
This website is a resource for teachers and principals for character development programs.
iSafe Inc. – Nonprofit that developed curriculum for educators to teach students how to be safe and responsible while on the internet. Created for youth to implement in their community by working with parents, community leaders, school, and law enforcement.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
Creates and studies programs and their effectiveness. Lists resources and tips for bullying intervention and prevention. Resources are divided into groups appropriate for students, parents, and schools. Also lists different publications and national resources.