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BullyingPreventionResources

Bullyingcancausebothphysicalandemotionalharm.Usethisselectionofarticles,literatureguides,andrelated
resourcestoraiseawarenessofthisdangerousbehavior,whichcanrangefrominflictingphysicalabusetocyber
bullying(theuseofcellphones,socialnetworkingsites,andotherformsoftechnologytocauseemotionaldistress).
Learnhowtorecognizeseveralformsofbullyingandteasing,anddiscovereffectivetechniquesfordealingwithand
preventingbullyinginyourclassroom.Theseresourceswillhelpstudents,teachers,andparentsinitiateanopen
dialogueaboutthiswidespreadproblemduringBullyingPreventionMonth(October)oranytimeoftheyear.

Articles

BullyProofYourClassroom
Findsuggestionsonhowtomakeyourclassroomapeaceful,nonthreateningenvironment.Learnhowto
increaseschoolsafetybybullyproofingyourclassroomfromthefirstdayofschool.

DealingwithTechnologyintheClassroom
Aprimeronnewtechnologythatstudentsmaybeintroducingtotheclassroomtocheat,bully,orharm
others.Findtipsonhowtodeterminewhenyourstudentsaremisusingorabusingtechnology,suchascell
phonesorsocialnetworkingsites.

SociallyInappropriateBehaviors
Descriptionsofsociallyinappropriatebehaviorsandsuggestionsonhowtobreaktheircycles.

Cyberbullying:TheDownsideofNewMediaTechnology
Newmediatechnologycellphones,PDAs,andcomputershasgivenrisetoanewformofbullying
calledcyberbullying.Learnaboutcyberbullyingandfindouthowtofightbackwhenchildrenare
threatened.

LawsAgainstSchoolBullying
Learnaboutnewlegislationthataimstocrackdownonschoolbullying.

TeachingGuidestoLiteratureaboutBullies

PledgetoPlayNice!Children'sLiteratureActivities
Usechildren'sliteraturetostartadiscussionaboutbullyingandencouragekindness.Thisantibullyingkit
includesCommonCoreliteratureactivitiesforgradesK5andaclassroomposter.Thelessonslearned
fromchildren'sbooks,suchasOtisbyLorenLongandLlamaLlamaandtheBullyGoatbyAnna
Dewdney,canhelpstudentsfosterfriendships,respondtoteasing,andstopnamecalling.Duringeach
lesson,studentswillconsiderhowtheiractionsaffectothers.

FightBullyingWithBooks!:AGuideforTeachers,Librarians,ParentsandCaregivers

Startadialogueaboutbullyingbyhavinganentireclassorschoolreadoneofthebooksfeaturedinthis
guide.Teachers,librarians,parentsandcaregiverscanbenefitbyreadingthesebookswithchildren.

ThinkTwice,PlayNice:UsingthePowerofChildren'sLiteraturetoTakeaStandAgainstBullying
Oneinthreechildrenhasbeenbullied;usethepowerofchildren'sliteraturetotakeastandagainst
bullying!ThinkTwice,PlayNiceisanantibullyingresourceforteachers,librarians,educators,and
students.Thebookssuggestedinthisguiderangefrompicturebookstoyoungadultnovels.Theyfeature
thoughtprovokingplotsandunforgettablecharactersthatwillfacilitateclassroomdiscussionsaboutthe
roleswecanallplaytoreducebullyinganditsnegativeinfluenceonbuildingcommunity.

DiscussionGuidetoBystander
Leadaseriousclassroomdiscussionaboutbullying,cyberbullying,and"thebystandereffect"withthe
discussionquestionsinthisguidetoBystanderbyJamesPreller.Therealisticmoralandethicaldilemmas
facedbycharactersinthestorymakethisbookagreatadditiontomiddleschoolantibullyingprograms.

AdamCanfield,WatchYourBack!DiscussionGuide
EncourageaclassconversationaboutbullyingwiththediscussionpointsinthisguidetoAdamCanfield,
WatchYourBack!.

ThirteenReasonsWhyEducator'sGuide
Thiseducator'sguidetoThirteenReasonsWhybyJayAsherincludesactivityanddiscussionpromptsplus
classroomlessonplansalignedwithCommonCoreStateStandards.Thenovelmakesanexcellent
companiontoanyschoolorcommunitycampaignforBullyingPreventionMonth.

Educator'sGuideforPlayground
ReachreluctantreaderswiththesemiautobiographicalnovelPlaygroundby50Cent.Studentswill
examineaspectsof50Cent'slifethatinfluencethestory,whichprovidesaglimpseintothemindofabully
andexploresthemesoftransformationandchange.

ShooterReadingGuide
ThisreadingguideincludesdiscussionquestionsforShooter,anovelbyWalterDeanMyersaboutaschool
shooting.

DorkinDisguise,
DorkontheRun

,and

MidsummerNight'sDork

TeachingGuide
Thematicconnectionsinthisliteratureguidewillhelpstudentsthinkaboutselfacceptance,revenge,
judgingothers,popularity,andfriendship.

TouchingSpiritBearand
GhostofSpiritBear

ReadingGuide
UsethisreadingguideforGhostofSpiritBeartoengagehighschoolstudentsinadiscussionabout
bullying.Extensionactivitiesinthisguideincludearesearchprojectabouthowtoaddresslocalbullying
problems.

DiscussionGuideforEmmaJean

BooksbyLaurenTarshis
Usethequestionsinthisteacher'sguidetodiscusscharacterdevelopmentandsocialissuesinEmmaJean
LazarusFellOutofaTreeandEmmaJeanLazarusFellinLove,byLaurenTarshis.

AGuidetoTeachingTerryTrueman'sCruiseControl

,
InsideOut

,and

StuckinNeutral
ThisliteratureguideincludesaprereadingactivityanddiscussionquestionsforCruiseControl,Inside
Out,andStuckinNeutral.Usetheseresourcestopromotediscussionaboutcerebralpalsy,schizophrenia,
bullying,andemotionalissues.

Educator'sGuidetotheWorldofPatriciaPolacco
UsethisguidetolaunchanauthorstudyunitorfocusonPatriciaPolacco'sbooksindividually.Severalof
herbookscanbeusedtoteachstudentsaboutbullying.Thisprintableguideincludescurriculum
connections,discussionquestions,andclassroomactivities.

Videos

AddressingAntiBullyinginYourClassroom:AmessagefromPatriciaPolacco
AwardwinningauthorPatriciaPolaccotalksaboutherinspirationforthepicturebookBullyinthisvideo
(1:00).Watchittolearnhowtouseherbookintheclassroomtoreachstudentsdealingwithbullyingat
schoolandathome.

ResourcesforParents

Bullies&Teasing
TheseresourcesfromFamilyEducationincludesafetyinformationandexpertadviceonbullyingand
teasing.Sharetheseresourceswithparentssotheycanhelptheirkidskeepthebullyandteasingatbay.

InternetResources

StopBullyingNow!Campaign
Games,cartoons,andtipsteachkidsaboutbullyingandwhattheycandotostopit.Thissitealsohas
resourcesforparentsonbullyingawareness,preventionandintervention.

StrivingToReduceYouthViolenceEverywhereInitiative
Informationandonlineviolenceeducationtoolstohelppreventyouthviolence.

NationalCenterforBullyingPrevention
Bullyingpreventionresourcesandactivitiesforschools,parents,kids,andteens.

NationalCrimePreventionCouncil
ThesebullyingpreventionresourcesforparentsandkidsfeatureMcGruff.

RelatedResources

UnderstandingDifferentPointsofView
Developsecondarystudents'awarenessofdifferentpointsofview.Usethisselectionoflessons,activities,
andarticlestoexploremulticulturalismanddiversity.

ConflictResolutionLessons
FindavarietyofconflictresolutionlessonsfromEducatorsforSocialResponsibility.You'lllearnhowto
createapeaceableclassroom,preventbullying,andmore.

BehaviorManagementResources
Useourbehaviormanagementresourcestoestablisheffectiveclassroomdiscipline.Learnhowtohandle
disruptivestudentbehaviorandminimizeitseffectonotherswiththesearticlesandprintables.

Social&EmotionalIssuesTeacherResources
Helpdevelopyourstudents'socialskills,emotionalskills,andqualityofcharacter.Theseprintables,
lessons,andotherresourceswillsupplyguidelinesandadviceforaddressingsocialandemotionalissues.

PopularResourcesonFeelings&Emotions
Talkwithyourstudentsabouttheirfeelingsandemotions,withhelpfromourmostpopularresources.
Whetherthetopicisviolence,death,orprejudice,wethelessonsandprintablesyou'relookingfor.

SchoolSafetyResourcesforTeachers
Promoteahealthylearningenvironmentyearroundwithlessonsandprintablesonschoolsafety.School
SafetyMonthinOctoberisagreattimetotalktoyourstudentsaboutconflictandcommunication.