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|Will U Stand||Tips & Facts||Heather Gere||2014|
We wanted to share STAND with stopbullying.gov in hopes that it could be shared broadly with US educators and at the upcoming Bullying Prevention Summit in August. The Will U Stand movement was started by Charleigh Gere, a Vermont teen who wanted to encourage her peers to take a stand with one another to stop bullying. She worked with her aunt, a songwriter, to compose STAND, the Anti-Bullying anthem. The song encourages youth to be the one voice, unafraid, to help victims of bullying. To get others excited about making a difference, Charleigh invited the world to participate in a crowd-sourced music video for the anthem. Clips began pouring in from all over the US and as far fledged as Australia, Ireland, Canada and the UK. The heartfelt mashup offers a positive solution to bullying. It shows victims of bullying that they are not alone and that people care. A direct link to STAND http://www.willUstand.com/standtheanthem.php STAND is the first crowd sourced music video created specifically with a purpose to help end bullying. In addition to the anthem (which is free for anyone to use and share), educators can download free bullying prevention posters and signage from the Will You Stand website. You can learn more about the project at and http://www.willustand.com/about.php
Topics: Disabilities & Special Needs, LGBT, Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.willUstand.com/
|IDEAs Against Violence||Tips & Facts||Nate Eskey||2014|
All across the country, 50 million kids go to school every day, arriving on yellow busses, by car, or walking from home. For 90,000 of these children each year, their day doesn’t end on the bus, in the car with their parents, or walking home with their friends but, instead, in a trip to the emergency room due to violence suffered in school. In an era where children spend increasingly long hours at schools, the need for solutions to the problem of violence in school environments has never been greater. With the proper education, action, and community empowerment on the subjects of school safety, violence prevention, and holistic response to acts of violence, a future can be created where parents are confident that their children will be safe every day at school and teachers will feel secure in the workplace. To transition from our current state of society to that future, IDEAs Against Violence delivers educational programming and develops safety procedures for school communities. Since school districts have too many competing budget factors as is and providing safety for schools is a moral imperative, all IDEAs Against Violence services and programs are absolutely free.
Topics: Kids, Schools, Violence
For more info please visit http://ideasagainstviolence.org
|White-Out to Erase Bullying||Tips & Facts||Becki Cohn-Vargas||2013|
Students at Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey were fascinated when they heard about an Orange Out Against Bullying in Marshalltown, Iowa. When they got together, they decided to create their own "White-Out to Erase Bullying" event. The campaign took on the flavor of their community. Even the weather cooperated, blanketing the town with snow as high school leaders tied white ribbons on snow-laden trees and students led activities pledging not to be silent in the face of bullying at their high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. Even the mayor and city council members joined the effort. Closed captioning available for this film. To turn on closed captioning, hit play and go to the bottom right-hand corner and click "CC."
Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools, Healthy Relationships
For more info please visit http://www.niot.org/nios-video/white-out-erase-bullying
|Student Take On Cyberbullying||Tips & Facts||Becki Cohn-Vargas||2012|
When Facing History teachers Jamie Lott and Mary Sok asked their World Cultures class about bullying at their school, the class described the hallways as safe. But after listening to a presentation given by hate crimes task force officer Dave D'Amico, they started a discussion about the widespread problem of online bullying, and how they as a class could take the first steps toward preventing it. Closed captioning available for this film. To turn on closed captioning, hit play and go to the bottom right-hand corner and click "CC."
Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids, Cyberbullying, Youth Development, Healthy Relationships
For more info please visit http://www.niot.org/nios-video/students-take-cyberbullying
|Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement||Tips & Facts||International Association of Chiefs of Police; NCMEC; OJJDP||2014|
This 2014 resource, published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), provides guidance for law enforcement, first responders, and administrators on strategies to address cyberbullying in their communities.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Schools, Cyberbullying
For more info please visit http://www.theiacp.org/cyberbullyingresources
|The Allen Avdenture app||Tips & Facts||Safe and Supportive School Communities|
Hi, I would like to submit an article to be put on the blog platform as well as the resources page for parents to download. Please email me for editorial and further information
Topics: Prevention, Kids
For more info please visit http://www.takeastandtogether.gov.au/under8/index.html
|"Make It Out This Town" video by Eve||Tips & Facts||Eve||2013|
This is an anti-bullying video/song. Could be inspirational to those being bullied and could change attitudes of some bullies. Available on You Tube.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying
For more info please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weWtSM0FZeE
|Anti Bullying Website||Tips & Facts||Multiple Authors||2014|
Updated with 2 new articles daily, written by child psychologists, teachers and parents sharing advice and news on bullying and cyber bullying.
Topics: Kids, Cyberbullying
For more info please visit http://www.nobullying.com
|"Dance in This Dream" Music Video||Tips & Facts||Sara Stevens|
In light of Bullying Prevention Month coming up, 13 year-old pop-opera singer, Sara Stevens was a victim of bullying and could serve as a remarkable role model for her peers. Unfortunately, Sara knows all too well the tortures of being bullied for being “different”. Instead of being defeated by the teasing and harsh words, she found solace and a new found confidence, through singing. While she is only 13, some of Sara’s accomplishments include performing in La Boheme with the Atlanta Opera; singing the National anthem at the New York Giants vs. New England Patriots game; and gracing the legendary stage at Carnegie Hall. She's now working on her album with famed producer Paul Schwartz of Phantom Of the Opera on Broadway. Please check out Sara's EPK at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkdh6p5NKkQ&feature=youtu.be to see all the new and exciting projects she is working on. Additionally, she wrote a song about her experiences called “Dance In This Dream” to use her voice to stand up to bullying and show the world how music has helped her overcome her struggles.
Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids
For more info please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_T9CEXPDIs
|It's My Life: Bullies Topic||Tips & Facts||PBSKids/It's My Life||2012|
It’s My Life is the award-winning and safe interactive community for 8-13 year-olds that provides information and educational entertainment focused on the social, emotional, and physical issues that most affect them. The very popular solution-oriented website is organized into six “channels” – Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions and Money -- with dozens of topics and over 3,000 pages. One of the most popular topics is "Bullies." Articles include: What Is Bullying? Who's A Bully? Who's A Target? How To Handle It; Innocent Bystanders; Are You A Bully? Bully-Free Zones; and Online Bullying. Experts contribute their advice. One of the most powerful sections is "You Said It" where tweens and teens share their experiences and advice on a monitored message board. "Beat the Bully" is a very popular educational game. There are also downloadable off-line activities and an Educators/Parents section with lesson plans and other materials.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools, Cyberbullying, Healthy Relationships
For more info please visit http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/