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Stopbullying.gov resources include Fact Sheets, Research Summaries, and Infographics that provide current research findings, evidence-based strategies, and data on bullying prevention. The resources can be utilized for bullying prevention by youth, parents, educators, youth-serving professionals, schools, health care providers, organizations, communities, and states.  The resources can be shared, downloaded, and printed for distribution.  

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Best Practices for State Departments of Education

Anti-bullying laws and policies have a positive effect on reducing bullying and protecting students. State departments of education can create healthy school climates through a number of best practices.

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Best Practices for State Departments of Education Research Summary

Bullying and Pediatricians 

Pediatricians and healthcare providers are important allies to help determine if a child is being bullied. They can alert parents to the signs of bullying and how it may impact a child’s health, and can provide resources for intervention, relief, and healing.

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Bullying and Pediatricians Fact Sheet

Bullying as an ACE

Bullying is a potentially traumatic adverse childhood experience or ACE that can have negative, lasting effects on a person. Strategies used by schools to address ACEs and prevent bullying can also be applied in other areas.

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Bullying as an ACE Fact Sheet

Consequences of Bullying

Bullying can have short and long term impacts on those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness it. It is important to understand how the consequences of bullying relate to other violent behaviors and mental health challenges, in order to effectively address them.

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Consequences of Bullying Fact Sheet

Cyberbullying Facts

An infographic with information and data on what cyberbullying is, how kids are cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is different from other types of bullying, and how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.

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Cyberbullying Facts Infographic

How Youth Can Protect Themselves

Youth can learn about protective factors to prevent bullying as well as innovative strategies they can use to reduce the likelihood of being bullied.

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How Youth Can Protect Themselves Research Summary

Importance of Anti-Bullying Laws

Develop an understanding of anti-bullying laws and policies and their implementation in states and schools.

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Importance of Anti-Bullying Laws Research Summary

Improving School Climate to Prevent Bullying

Infographic with information and data on ways to improve school climate, including what school climate is, who contributes to school climate, and how to improve school climate and prevent bullying and violence.

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Improving School Climate to Prevent Bullying

Integrated Healthcare

Integrated health care provides many opportunities for discussing bullying during well-child care visits, annual school physicals, sports physicals, and acute care. If a child or teen experiences bullying, an integrated health care team can help develop a bullying prevention plan. 

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Integrated Healthcare Research Summary

MTSS Prevention Approaches and Effective Intervention

Research shows that both students and educators benefit from bullying prevention efforts. Learn about Multi-Tiered Systems of Support - different types of school-based interventions that address different levels of student bullying prevention needs.

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MTSS Prevention Approaches and Effective Intervention

Snapshot on Bullying in America 

Infographic with information and data on what bullying is, how kids bully, who is bullied, the impacts of bullying and bullying prevention strategies.

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Snapshot on Bullying in America
Content last reviewed on October 22, 2017