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Associations/Organizations

Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/

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Bibliographies and Research Guides

Anti-Bullying Resources: Books, Videos & Websites
Created for the 2013 Diversity Conference sponsored by the William Paterson University College of Education, this LibGuide features children's books, print teaching resources, videos and websites that can be useful for dealing with bullying in K-12 schools.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://guides.wpunj.edu/bullying
Bulllies in Books
Developed and maintained by C.J. Bott, a retired high school English teacher, this website provides an extensive annotated bibliography of books written for children and young adults about bullying. It also includes professional resources about bullying, as well as Bott's top ten websites about bullying.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.bulliesinbooks.com/
Words that Heal: Using Children's Literature to Address Bullying
Part of Anti-bias lesson plans and resources for K-12 Educators developed by the Anti-Defamation League, Words that Heal includes many resources about using literature to reduce bullying. In addition to articles about why and how to use literature in the K-12 classrrom this website has lists of appropriate titles, discussion guides for specific titles, statistics, research, and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/winter_2005/

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Lesson Plans and Teaching Activities

Committee for Children
In 1981 the Committee for Children developed the Talking about Touching program to reduce child sexual abuse. The Second Step program was later produced to teach the social-emotional skills of empathy, impulse control and anger management. Most recently the Steps to Respect program was created to combat bullying. The website introduces these programs and also provides free downloads of teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 8
http://www.cfchildren.org/
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
Established to promote safe schools for ALL students GLSEN's website identifies a number of initiatives (Day of Silence, No Name-Calling Week, ThinkB4YouSpeak) that address anti-GLBT bias. The Educators section includes lesson plans and curricular tools.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home
Middle School Cyberbullying Curriculum
Developed by Seattle Public Schools to respond to Washington State's cyberbullying law this curriculum outlines nine lessons for middle school students. The lesson plans use YouTube videos, and include handouts and other resources. Parental involvement is encouraged.
Grades: 6 - 8
http://district.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/
pages.phtml?pageid=216981
NetSmartz
The National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenĀ® (NCMEC) created this website with separate spaces for kids, tweens, teens and adults (parents, educators and law enforcement). With videos, games and other activities NetSmartz suggests ways to keep kids safe while online. The Educators' section offers free online safety kits.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.netsmartz.org
No Name-Calling Week
Inspired by James Howe's book, The Misfits, No Name-Calling Week Coalition was established by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and Simon & Schuster Publishing. This website provide information for students, lesson plans and teaching resources for teachers. Planning materials are available for No Name-Calling Week (one week in January).
Grades: K - 12
http://www.nonamecallingweek.org/cgi-bin/iowa/home.html
Operation Respect
Founded by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) Operation Respect is a non-profit organization established to stop bullying. Available free through this website are Don't Laugh at Me (DLAM) programs, (for grades 2-5, for grades 6-8, and summer camps and after-school programs) that use music and video to share a message of acceptance for all. The curricula was developed by the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) of Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR).
Grades: 2 - 8
http://www.operationrespect.org
Safe Schools Coalition
Safe Schools Coalition dedicated to making schools safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. This website provides a variety of resources (lesson plans, booklists, videos, handouts, etc.)for youth, parents, educators, and others. A resource list in Spanish is available.
Grades: K - 12
http://safeschoolscoalition.org/
Teaching Tolerance
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.tolerance.org/
Welcoming Schools
A project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Welcoming Schools provides resources to help schools provide a welcoming environment for all types of families, discourage gender stereotyping, and prevent bullying and name calling. Resources include lesson plans, links to other websites and resources, bibliographies, and handouts.
Grades: K - 6
http://www.welcomingschools.org/
Words that Heal: Using Children's Literature to Address Bullying
Part of Anti-bias lesson plans and resources for K-12 Educators developed by the Anti-Defamation League, Words that Heal includes many resources about using literature to reduce bullying. In addition to articles about why and how to use literature in the K-12 classrrom this website has lists of appropriate titles, discussion guides for specific titles, statistics, research, and teaching activities.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/winter_2005/

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Other Resources

A Thin Line
An initiative of MTV, A Thin Line campaign was developed to help teens to understand that with digital media there is a "thin line" between a harmless joke and something that can impact many lives. The website deals with sexting, constant messaging, spying, digital disrespect and cruelty by defining the terms, identifying possible repercussions and suggesting strategies for dealing with the problem.
Grades: 6 - 12
http://www.athinline.org/
Anti-Bullying Resources: Books, Videos & Websites
Developed for the 2013 William Paterson University's College of Education Diversity conference, this LibGuide identifies print, video and online resources available from the Cheng Library.
Grades: K - 12
http://guides.wpunj.edu/bullying
Bullying & Cyberbullying
Developed by the Anti-Defamation League this website includes resources for educators, kids and families. Additional resources includes links to other websites. Also includes a link to the booklist, Words that Heal.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/bullying-cyberbullying/
Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying
The Anti-Defamation League offers reproducible resources for educators, parents and students to combat bullying and cyberbullying. It also provides training and workshops for students, educators and parents. Words that Heal is an ADL curriculum that using children's literature to address bullying.
Grades: 5 - 12
http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/bullying-cyberbullying/
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse for parents, educators, and others who work with teens. Directed by Dr. Sameer Hinduja and Dr. Justin Patchin who have been studying cyberbullying for over 10 years. It includes information about research, laws, and personal stories. Includes downloadable handouts and activity sheets that can be used with teens.
Grades: 7 - 12
http://cyberbullying.us/
Dealing with Bullies
Written for kids this article identifies why some kids bully and suggests a variety of ways to deal with bullying. Part of the KidsHealth website that was developed by the Nemours Center for Children's Health Media which is devoted to improving the health of children.
Grades: 3 - 8
http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.html
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)
Part of the "Keeping Kids Safe" portion of the NJ Department of Education's website. This section focuses specifically on the Anti-Bullying Civil Rights Act and resources that schools can use to support its implementation. Includes links to government agencies, professional organizations, government reports, regulations and other resources.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/
It's My Life: Bullies
A series of articles written for kids about what is bullying, targets of bullying, online bullying, and how to deal with bullying.
Grades: 5 - 8
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies
Keeping our Kids Safe, Healthy and in School
Part of the N.J. Department of Education webpage, this section focuses on Student Health, Student Behavior, Afterschool Programs, Social Services, Safe and Positive Learning Environment and Other Educational Services. Includes data, policies and guidelines, information about state programs, and many additional resources.
Grades: PreK - 12
http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/
Ken Rigby
Education professor, Ken Rigby has researched the topic of bullying since 1990. This website defines bullying, and discusses what schools and parents can do to reduce and deal with bullying. He provides extensive information about various intervention strategies.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.kenrigby.net/02a-Defining-bullying-a-new-look
NJ Bullying.org
Developed by the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness this website includes links to related websites, a guide to selecting an anti-bullying program, how to get help to deal with bullying and other resources.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.njbullying.org/
StopBullying.gov
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides information about bullying, cyberbullying, bullying victims, and ways to prevent and respond to bullying. It includes separate sections for Parents, Educators, Community, Teens and Kids, as well as video clips, state policies and laws, additional resources, and how to get help. A Spanish version of the website is available.
Grades: K - 12
http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Wired Safety
Founded by Parry Aftab, an Internet privacy and security lawyer, WiredSafety focuses on online safety, education and help for victims of cybercrimes. This website provides separate sections for TweenAngels (ages 7-12), TeenAngels (ages 13-18) to educate them in the areas of internet safety, privacy and security.
Grades: 3 - 12
https://www.wiredsafety.org/
Youth Voice Project
This website reports the results of a research project that surveyed 13,000 students in Grades 5-9 about the effectiveness of strategies to reduce physical and relational aggression. The researchers, Charisse Nixon and Stan Davis, have extensive experience working with bullying.
Grades: 5 - 9
http://www.youthvoiceproject.com

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