Resources for Bullying Prevention
School violence and bullying is a problem for many adolescents – as bullies, as victims, or as both. We recommend that parents do not react lightly to instances of bullying and violence. As this page explains, there are many different ways an individual can feel bullied. The following resources will help you and your teen understand, identify, and cope with the different types of bullying that occurs today.
- Adolescent Bullying: This Virginia Cooperative Extension brochure provides information for parents about bullying. It includes content on defining bullying, bullying characteristics, comparisons to non-bullying and how to help.
- Fact Sheet Series: The National School Safety Center Web site provides informational handouts about bullying in school – including facts, discussion activities, and talking with experts.
- STOP Cyberbullying: The WiredKids Web site was created to inform the public about the reality of contemporary cyberbullying. It focuses on what cyberbullying is, how it works, why it exists, how to prevent it, and what the law says about it. The site includes savvy Flash presentations of each topic. The pages for parents and caregivers are especially useful in enlightening parents about the issues of cyberbullying.
- Youth Violence Prevention: This CDC Web site for parents provides scientific definitions of bullying, reports on youth violence, and other helpful links.
- ReachOut: Run by the Inspire USA Foundation. This Web site aims to help millions of young people lead happier lives. Some features include: real stories from different individuals' experiences, fact sheets, getting help, etc.
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