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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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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

Bystanders are Essential to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

A bystander has the potential to make a positive difference in a bullying situation, particularly for the youth who is being bullied.

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Fact Sheet: Bystanders are Essential to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

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

Digital Citizenship Skills

Digital citizenship is appropriate, responsible behavior when using technology. When children learn positive online behaviors, social media can be used in productive ways.  

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 Fact Sheet Teach Digital Citizenship Skills to Prevent Cyberbullying
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A Tour Through StopBullying Poster

Learn more about StopBullying.gov on what bullying and cyberbullying are, and who is at risk. This augmented-reality poster is a great resource to understand, prevent and respond to bullying.

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A Tour Through StopBullying Poster

 

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

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

Kindness Works

Kindness is one of the most significant contributors to positive school climate. Being kind makes others happy, makes you feel good, and helps prevent bullying.

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Kindness works

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
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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

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

Preventing Bullying Through Moral Engagement Research Summary

To help prevent bullying, school staff can foster moral engagement and model pro-social behavior. Implementing moral engagement and bullying prevention and intervention strategies can promote a positive school climate, so everyone feels safer and more connected.

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Content last reviewed on July 30, 2018