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|Telling Tough Truths||Tips & Facts||Juliet Sternberg||1988|
Magazine article describes how an independent middle school made effective use of a student survey as part of a "best practices" effort to better understand and address bullying and relational aggression between students. [I will send a related link - Partnering with Parents - under separate cover.]
Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools
For more info please visit http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ISMagazine/Pages/Telling-Tough-Truths.aspx
|"Bullying Stops Here" Printable Pledge||Tips & Facts||FamilyEducation.com editors||2013|
Kids can play a big role in preventing bullying. Review these six steps children and teens can take to play an active role in ending bullying, and have them sign this free printable pledge.
Topics: Prevention, Kids, Youth Development
For more info please visit http://printables.familyeducation.com/school-forms-printables/dealing-with-bullies/74430.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
|Be a STAR Resources||Tips & Facts||Be a STAR||2011|
Bullying is, of course, nothing new. But these days, in addition to the schoolyard brawls, name-calling and direct intimidation that countless generations have faced, kids have to deal with the far-reaching consequences of cyber-bullying—when a youngster is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated and targeted on the Internet, social media or mobile devices. That's why today's parents need to be more concerned and vigilant than ever. If you know, or suspect, that your child is being bullied, you're undoubtedly wondering what you can do. Even if you've spoken to your child's teachers and principal, you may feel that that wasn't enough. You have questions, you want information, and you need support. That's why we've collected valuable resources and tools for you right here. Please take a few moments to explore the information in the link provided and then show your child that they can count on you.
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools, Cyberbullying, Youth Development, Healthy Relationships
For more info please visit http://www.beastaralliance.org/parents
|Truth Is (Official Music Video)||Tips & Facts||Marcella Fruehan||2012|
This is a song that my 16 year old daughter wrote to take a stand against bullying. She produced this video and is sharing it with schools and youth organizations to help connect with her peers, to encourage them that they are all special and loved and that bullying is wrong. Please feel free to share it!
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Youth Development, Healthy Relationships
For more info please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJSBWVT8aik
|Believe in Yourself||Tips & Facts||Sydney Call, First Grader||2013|
My first grade daughter, Sydney Call wrote the lyrics and melody to this song about believing in yourself despite bullying after she experience bullying at school. We liked the song so much, we formed a family band and performed it at the local elementary school talent show. It has as great message for kids who feel alone and bullied.
Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids
For more info please visit http://youtu.be/p2QAqYbAyhQ
|Oregon YouthLine||Tips & Facts||Lines for Life|
Lines for Life’s YouthLine is a free and confidential peer-to-peer crisis and referral line for youth and their families dealing with a variety of issues such as bullying, anxiety, self harm, suicide, relationship issues and substance use. It is staffed from 4:00-9:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Thursday by youth volunteers between the ages of 15-18, who are supervised at all times by an adult. Teens can reach out to the YouthLine by texting teen2teen to 839863, calling our 24/7 phone line at 877-968-8491 or visiting our website to access instant messaging or send in a question over email. Our committed volunteers come from a number of different high schools across the greater Portland, OR area, and go through 30 hours of crisis line training. They develop peer helping skills, learn about substance abuse and available treatment and develop a better understanding of a broad range of youth specific issues. YouthLine is a wonderful resource for adolescents who are in need of help, as well as those that just need a peer to listen to them. No problem is too big or too small to reach out to the YouthLine for support!
Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Youth Development, Healthy Relationships, Gender, Teen Dating Violence
For more info please visit http://oregonyouthline.org/