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|Brain Works & Coping Skills for Kids||Toolkit & Training||Brain Works Project|
This resource is based on research on pre-teens' coping challenges during the critical transition period from elementary to middle school. A national group of educators, emotional health and teacher education experts helped to create an open-access, "virtual classroom" where 9-12 yr. olds learn about brain and behavior changes during early adolescence.
Topics: Kids, Prevention
For more info please visit http://www.copingskills4kids.net
|Boston vs Bullies||Campaign||Rusty Sullivan and Kim Storey||2012|
This anti-bullying initiative by The Sports Museum and the Boston sports community features athletes from all of Boston's professional sports teams sharing their stories and providing kids with ways to stand strong against bullying. On the website you’ll find tools, tips, and guidance to help kids prevent and stop bullying. The website includes four public service announcements and nine player-specific videos.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids
For more info please visit http://www.bostonvsbullies.org
|Blueprints for Violence Prevention||Evidence-based Programs||Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado|
The Blueprints mission is to identify truly outstanding violence and drug prevention programs that meet a high scientific standard of effectiveness. In doing so, Blueprints serves as a resource for governments, foundations, businesses, and other organizations trying to make informed judgments about their investments in violence and drug prevention programs.
For more info please visit http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/
|Be BRAVE Against Bullying||Campaign||United Federation of Teachers||2012|
The UFT has launched a campaign to help combat bullying in our schools. It’s called Be BRAVE Against Bullying; BRAVE stands for Building Respect, Acceptance and Voice through Education. The campaign provides educators and parents with the tools, knowledge and support to be pro-active in confronting and stopping bullying. It builds on the city’s Respect for All campaign.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.uft.org/BRAVE
|AsktheJudge.info||Tips & Facts||Ask the Judge|
AsktheJudge.info is a teen law website answering teens' and parents' questions about teen legal issues including teens' rights and the laws that affect them. The 'You and the Internet' category specifically addresses cyberbullying, sexting, free speech and the Internet and other issues involving online behavior.
Topics: Policies & Laws, Cyberbullying
For more info please visit http://www.askthejudge.info
|Anti-Bullying Resources||Campaign||GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)|
GLSEN provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students.
Topics: LGBT, Schools, Prevention
For more info please visit http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/antibullying/index.html
|Anti-Bullying Handbook: Creating a Positive Environment in the Classroom and Beyond||Toolkit & Training||Overcoming Obstacles|
The Overcoming Obstacles Anti-Bullying Handbook: Creating a Positive Environment in the Classroom and Beyond helps students identify the different forms bullying takes at school, in their daily lives, and over the internet, and provides realistic strategies for taking a stand against bullying and creating a safe and supportive school community. The handbook contains over 20 hours of instruction on six important topics, including helping victims, dealing with violence, and cyberbullying solutions. Students learn to use core skills such as communication, decision making, and goal setting to address this pervasive issue.
Topics: Prevention, Schools, Cyberbullying
For more info please visit http://www.overcomingobstacles.org/resources.php
|Addressing School Bullying||Campaign||National School Boards Association|
The National School Boards Association offers tips for preventing bullying.
Topics: Prevention, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nsba.org/Bullying
|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/
|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