Teachers and school-based professionals know bullying has been around for ages, and it’s not going away any time soon. However, there is hope! Today, there are organizations, research, and policies designed to protect kids from bullying. Therefore, educators can stand up to bullying with renewed determination armed with engaging activies, research-based best practices, and useful resources like these!
If you’ve been on the hunt for a one-stop shop for anti-bullying resources, Edutopia has it! Edutopia’s comprehensive collection of websites, articles, organizations, lesson plans, guides, and resources on bullying is outstanding. Not only are there countless links to reputable, research-based resources; there are also links to insightful Edutopia articles on bullying authored by young writers. Be sure to bookmark Edutopia’s anti-bullying page so you can easily find these videos, classroom materials, activities, event guides, and parent resources, when you need them. Here’s just a sampling of what they’ve compiled:
- Not in our School videos, activity guides, and lesson plans
- Teaching Tolerance anti-bullying activities
- Anti-Defamation League book list
- PACER school event planning guide
- Great School anti-bullying questions parents can ask administrators
- Common Sense Media cyberbullying resources
- The Bully Project school-wide and district-wide approaches
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning SEL resources
- GLSEN LGBTQ anti-bullying resources
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center articles
The STOMP Out Bullying website is another anti-bullying goldmine for educators. The organization “promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.” The STOMP Out Bullying website features:
- Live HelpChat Line free and confidential help chat for kids and teens
- Celebrity PSAs and Videos featuring athletes, Olympians, actors, and musicians
- Online Educator Participation Toolkit for teachers
- Educators Page featuring teacher, school, and administrator responsibility info
- Parents Page with articles on guns, cell phones, hazing, cyberbullying, and more
Originally established in 1979 to help victims of child sexual abuse, the global non-profit, Committee for Children has since expanded its mission to include safety and well-being of kids through social-emotional learning. The organization is involved in education, policy, research, child protection, racial equity, bullying prevention, and more. Check out these entertaining and informative features!
- The Grow Kinder Podcast featuring thought leaders in education, business, tech, and the arts
- Captain Compassion and Kid Kinder comic series, complete with downloadable Secret Decoder Wheel
- Bullying Prevention Resources for kids, parents, guardians, educators, and administrators
- Sesame Street Resources to bridge what kids learn at school and at home
- Free Classroom Resources including book recommendations, making friends class challenge, etc.
Together, we can help prevent bullying. As educators, we all can agree that knowledge is power … and anti-bullying education is the key!
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