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arrow BFF (Be a Friend First) Tips & Facts Girl Scouts of the USA 2012

BFF (Be a Friend First) a title selected by middle school girls, was created to help them develop healthy relationship skills, understand relational aggression, and learn about conflict resolution and bullying prevention. Based on Girl Scouts of the USA’s aMAZE! Journey leadership curriculum, the activities and content in BFF are correlated to national and state standards, particularly character education, service learning, and written communication skills. Girls begin BFF by understanding how to develop healthy friendships. They then learn to deal with relational aggression and bullying in their own relationships. Finally, they lead with friendship in their schools and communities by taking action to prevent bully behavior.
BFF is tailored to girls’ specific interests and needs. It is based on extensive research on girls’ relationships and bullying behavior, conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute, as well as focus groups with middle school girls from across the country. BFF was developed to address girl-bullying specifically, and during the years when it is most prevalent. Facilitated by trained community volunteers in middle schools, faith or community-based settings, BFF is designed to create opportunities for girls to share their experiences, gain skills for developing meaningful friendships through games and role plays, and practice resolving conflict in healthy ways. Importantly, girls will work on a project of their own design to address bullying in their schools or larger communities. This is a key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—taking action to make the world a better place—an empowering experience for girls on this or any issue!
BFF Sample Eight Session Overview
• First Impressions in the Maze
• Navigating Friendships
• Cliques and Conflicts
• Caution: Bullies Straight Ahead
• Let Peace Begin with You
• Improving Relationship and the World
• Toward Peace: Take Action!
• Pass it Forward
BFF is free of charge and schools and community groups need only contact their local Girl Scout Council (www.girlscouts.org/councilfinder/) to initiate program and partnership. Print resources in English or Spanish are available to volunteers interested in facilitating the program and can be obtained from the local Council or online via the BFF facilitator community: http://gsuniv.org/BFFfacilitators/. Additional online games, quizzes, activities and videos for girls are available at: http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/BFF/. For more information and video stories, go to: www.girlscouts.org/program/journeys/BFF/default.asp.


Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools, Cyberbullying, Youth Development, Healthy Relationships

For more info please visit http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/BFF/
arrow It's My Life: Bullies Topic Tips & Facts PBSKids/It's My Life 2012

It’s My Life is the award-winning and safe interactive community for 8-13 year-olds that provides information and educational entertainment focused on the social, emotional, and physical issues that most affect them. The very popular solution-oriented website is organized into six “channels” – Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions and Money -- with dozens of topics and over 3,000 pages.

One of the most popular topics is "Bullies." Articles include:
What Is Bullying? Who's A Bully? Who's A Target? How To Handle It; Innocent Bystanders; Are You A Bully? Bully-Free Zones; and Online Bullying. Experts contribute their advice. One of the most powerful sections is "You Said It" where tweens and teens share their experiences and advice on a monitored message board. "Beat the Bully" is a very popular educational game.

There are also downloadable off-line activities and an Educators/Parents section with lesson plans and other materials.


Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Kids, Schools, Cyberbullying, Healthy Relationships

For more info please visit http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/
arrow Bullying Prevention Toolkit: Lesson Plans for Social-Emotional Learning Tips & Facts Michelle Manno, USC Rossier School of Education 2015

USC Rossier School of Education has created a lesson plan guide to act as a mental health resource for teachers and classrooms, as well as students in our <a href="rossieronline.usc.edu/academics/master-of-arts-in-teaching-program/">online teaching degree</a> programs. “Creating Safe Spaces” offers activities that strengthen students’ social-emotional skills, while focusing on social-emotional wellness as a tool for combating bullying in and outside of the classroom.


Topics: Prevention, Respond to Bullying, Schools, Youth Development

For more info please visit http://rossieronline.usc.edu/bullying-prevention-lesson-plans/
arrow Taking a Stand: A Student's Guide to Stopping Name-Calling and Bullying Tips & Facts Anti-Defamation League Unknown

This student handout provides practical strategies for responding to name-calling and bullying in safe and effective ways.


Topics: Respond to Bullying, Kids

For more info please visit http://www.adl.org/assets/pdf/education-outreach/Taking-a-Stand-color.pdf
arrow Involvement of Law Enforcement Officers in Bullying Prevention Tip Sheet Tips & Facts Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2011

With solid relationships forged in the school resource officer (SRO) and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs, law enforcement officers are in a unique position to help identify and eliminate bullying behavior in schools—behavior that is seriously interfering with students’ ability to receive a sound education.


Topics: Prevention, Schools

For more info please visit http://www.stopbullying.gov/resources-files/involvement-of-law-enforcement-tipsheet.pdf
arrow Peer Aggression Glossary Tips & Facts The Ophelia Project 2011

Glossary of terms relevant to relational aggression, cyberbullying, bullying, and normative beliefs.


Topics: Cyberbullying

For more info please visit http://opheliaproject.org/glossary.pdf
arrow 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
arrow IDEAs Against Violence Tips & Facts Nate Eskey 2014

All across the country, 50 million kids go to school every day, arriving on yellow busses, by car, or walking from home. For 90,000 of these children each year, their day doesn’t end on the bus, in the car with their parents, or walking home with their friends but, instead, in a trip to the emergency room due to violence suffered in school. In an era where children spend increasingly long hours at schools, the need for solutions to the problem of violence in school environments has never been greater. With the proper education, action, and community empowerment on the subjects of school safety, violence prevention, and holistic response to acts of violence, a future can be created where parents are confident that their children will be safe every day at school and teachers will feel secure in the workplace. To transition from our current state of society to that future, IDEAs Against Violence delivers educational programming and develops safety procedures for school communities. Since school districts have too many competing budget factors as is and providing safety for schools is a moral imperative, all IDEAs Against Violence services and programs are absolutely free.


Topics: Kids, Schools, Violence

For more info please visit http://ideasagainstviolence.org
arrow What Parents Can Do to Stop Bullying Tips & Facts Kaila Weingarten 2015

This article looks at 30+ references to put together a complete and comprehensive picture of what "regular" parents can do to protect our kids from the bullying epidemic.


Topics: Prevention

For more info please visit http://afineparent.com/strong-kids/stop-bullying.html
arrow What Can be Done About Name-Calling and Bullying? Some best practices Tips & Facts Anti-Defamation League Unknown

This guide provides detailed guidelines and recommendations for schools on strategies to effectively combat name-calling and bullying


Topics: Prevention, Schools

For more info please visit http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/bullying-cyberbullying/c/about-name-calling-and-bullying.html#.WIuZNfnR_mE