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|It Gets Better Project||Campaign||It Gets Better||2012|
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
Topics: LGBT, Prevention, Kids, Schools, Cyberbullying, Gender
For more info please visit http://www.itgetsbetter.org
|A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Bullying Prevention Programs' Effects on Bystander Intervention Behavior||Research||Joshua R. Polanin, Dorothy L. Espelage, & Therese D. Pigott||2012|
This meta-analysis synthesized bullying prevention programs' effectiveness at increasing bystander intervention in bullying situations. Evidence from 12 school-based programs, involving 12,874 students, indicated that overall the programs were successful (Hedges's g = .20, 95% confidence interval [CI] = .11 to .29, p = .001), with larger effects for high school (HS) samples compared to kindergarten through eighth-grade (K-8) student samples (HS effect size [ES] = 0.43, K-8 ES = 0.14; p < .05). A secondary synthesis from eight of the studies that reported empathy for the victim revealed treatment effectiveness that was positive but not significantly different from zero (g = .05, 95% CI= -.07 to .17, p = .45). Nevertheless, this meta-analysis indicated that programs increased bystander intervention both on a practical and statistically significant level. These results suggest that researchers and school administrators should consider implementing programs that focus on bystander intervention behavior supplementary to bullying prevention programs.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nasponline.org/publications/spr/abstract.aspx?ID=3355
|The Ring of Valor: Bullying||Toolkit & Training||Kansas State University|
The Ring of Valor focuses on nurturing courage in the target of bullying and its onlookers.
For more info please visit http://www.k-state.edu/wwparent/programs/bullying/
|Bullies and Victims: A Primer for Parents||Tips & Facts||Kathy Robison, EdS; National Association of School Psychologists||2010|
Offers a broad summary of bullying for parents, including an overview of bullying, characteristics of students that may pose as risk factors, and strategies for parents with children involved in bullying.
For more info please visit http://www.nasponline.org/resources/bullying/Bullying_Primer.pdf
|Eyes on Bullying||Tips & Facts||Kim Storey, Ed.D. and Ron Slaby, Ph.D.|
This is a bullying prevention website that provides adults who care for youth with engaging, user-friendly, and research-based tools to learn about and deal effectively with the problem of bullying.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying
For more info please visit http://www.eyesonbullying.org
|Eyes on Bullying Toolkit||Toolkit & Training||Kim Storey, Ed.D. and Ron Slaby, Ph.D.|
This toolkit is a 43-page, downloadable booklet containing key information, useful resources, and six skills-building activities for adults to use interactively with children of any age.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.eyesonbullying.org/pdfs/toolkit.pdf
|Effects of bullying on children with special needs||Research||Lopez-Duran, N||2009|
This short article provides an overview of results from a study of the resiliency of students with disabilities who have been bullied.
Topics: Disabilities & Special Needs
For more info please visit http://www.child-psych.org/2009/05/effects-of-bullying-ichildren-with-special-needs.html
|A Thin Line||Campaign||MTV|
MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower youth to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse. The campaign is built on the understanding that there's a "thin line" between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on youth.
Topics: Kids, Respond to Bullying, Cyberbullying
For more info please visit http://www.athinline.org/
|The Middle Ages: An After School Comedy Series for Middle Schoolers, about Middle Schoolers, by Middle Schoolers||Tips & Facts||Matinee Scholars|
An after school situation comedy, written, acted, and in some cases filmed by middle school students, YMCA attendees, or Boys/Girls clubs. The episodes created address bullying within the context of storytelling, and allow students to vent their feelings through fictional cast of a sit-com.
Topics: Prevention, Kids
For more info please visit http://www.matineescholars.com
|Matthew Shepard Foundation||Campaign||Matthew Shepard Foundation|
The Matthew Shepard Foundation encourages respect for human dignity and difference by raising awareness, opening dialogues, and promoting positive change.
For more info please visit http://www.matthewshepard.org/our-story