- Easier - A bully is
someone who is mean and attacks other people with
words or actions. They use teasing, threats, or
strength to pick on, frighten, or hurt someone or take
what they want.
- Harder - Bullying is
a form of aggressive and harassing behavior. This
antisocial behavior occurs across geographic, racial,
and socioeconomic segments of society. Bullying
prevents its targets from enjoying a safe, stress-free
living, learning, and working environment. Children
who bully are at risk for a host of long term,
negative developmental outcomes including juvenile and
adult criminal behavior. Early intervention in the
home, school, and the community are the best hope we
have of diverting people from this destructive
from CBC News, The National
- This website was developed to accompany the
documentary television program which was aired in
Canada, March 13-14, 2001. You can view a few
documentary video clips.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Bullying from BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bullying/
- 3) More Information about Bullying from Bully
B'ware Productions http://www.bullybeware.com/moreinfo.html
- 4) No More Bullies from the National Film Board
- This website is dedicated to increasing the
awareness of, and the problems associated with,
bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating
bullying in society. Here you find find stories,
drawings, and poems about kids' experiences with
- Other Intervention Sites:
- 2) Addressing Bullying Behavior http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/bullying/
- 3) Anti-Bullying Network from Moray House
School of Education, University of
- 4) Bullying from Childline http://www.childline.org.uk/Bullying.asp
- 5) Bullying in Schools & What to Do About It
by K. Rigby http://www.education.unisa.edu.au/bullying/
- 6) Bullystoppers by T. Letson http://www.bullystoppers.com/
- 7) Dealing with Bullying from TeensHealth
- 8) Dealing With Bullies from KidsHealth
- 9) Don't Suffer in Silence from Department for
Education and Skills, UK http://www.dfes.gov.uk/bullying/
- 10) From Bullies to Buddies by I. Kalman http://www.bullies2buddies.com/
- 11) Maine Project Against Bullying http://lincoln.midcoast.com/~wps/against/bullying.html
- 12) No Bullies - Colorado's Anti-Bullying Project
- 13) No Bully from Telecom and New
Zealand Police http://www.police.govt.nz/service/yes/nobully/
- 14) Young People, Children and Bullying from
Online from The Field Foundation
- Here is comprehensive resource on bullying and
- Other Comprehensive Sites:
- 2) Bullying Online http://www.bullying.co.uk/
World of Bullying from Principal
- Adults often don't see bullying or dismiss it as a
rite of passage. But bullying affects students'
studies and has long-term effects--including how
victims and bullies relate to children as adults.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Advice For Parents & Teachers by K. Noll
from the Teachers.Net Gazette http://teachers.net/gazette/MAR01/noll.html
- 3) Bullying at School Information from The SCRE
Centre, University of Glasgow http://www.scre.ac.uk/bully/
- 4) Prevalence of Students being Bullied at School
- 5) School Bully OnLine http://www.bullyonline.org/schoolbully/
- 6) Schoolwide Prevention of Bullying from
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
- After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of the
following activities . . .
- Take A Bullying Quiz. Find out
how much you know about bullying by taking
(1) Are You a Bully? (http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/quiz.bullying.cfm), (2) Bullying
Myths Quiz (http://www.melissainstitute.org/documents/BullyingMythsQuiz.pdf)
from the Millissa Institute, and (3) Are You Being Bullied (http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/quiz.bullied.cfm). After
you complete these quizzes, reflect in a
journal on why you answered each question
the way you did and if any of your choices
makes you uncomfortable.
- Create An Anti-Bullying Poster.
First, investigate and identify the types
of bullying, characteristics of a bully,
and the effects and emotions surrounding
bullying. Then create a poster which
conveys a strong message against bullying
practices. Display your completed
- Complete A WebQuest On
Bullying. Adapt or follow the
directions found at one of these webQuest
- 1) Bullying by D.E. Buccola
- 2) Bullying Prevention WebQuest
(Grades 6-8) by Jill Rosner http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jrosner/webquest.htm
- 3) No Bullying Proposal by D.
- 4) No More Bullies! by M.
Gillow, L. Gray and L. Schneider http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Thinktank/2693/bully.html
- Keep A Bullying Journal. How
prevalent is bullying in your life? Decide
to monitor and record all incidents of
bullying that you observe during a
two-week period. Keep a journal during
that time in which you record and
summarize each event and reflect on the
emotions that are evoked. At the end of
this period, analyze all the information
gathered to provide a report that includes
the amounts and types of incidents, an
indication of their impact, and how you
feel about them. Also reflect on any
attitude or emotional changes that you
experience during this observation/study
- Write A Poem About Bullying.
Think about bullying that has impacted
your life. Express your feelings in a poem
about bullying. If you want more ideas
about poetry and writing of poetry, try
visiting another 42eXplore project
from eduScapes: Poetry for
- Role Play A Bullying Situation.
First individually or in a small group,
write up a half-dozen realistic scenarios
for a bullying incident. Exchange your
completed scenarios, and select the best
ones for role-play. In your role-playing
groups, plan your performance and expand
the concept to include alternate endings.
In the group performance, avoid overacting
the incidents and do not
include any actual physical
contact such as hitting, pushing, pulling,
etc. Fake it when needed. After the
enactment, discuss other possible tactics
and include ideas and reactions from your
- Produce An Anti-Bullying
Brochure. For this activity, your
audience could be your peers and
schoolmates. Plan and design a brochure
aimed at convincing or reminding others
about bullying, its harmful effects, and
be sure to include recommended strategies
for dealing with bullies. Illustrate your
brochure. Display your finished work. See
if you can find funding for having it
printed and distributed locally.
- More Websites
- Site contains information on people being bullied
in the workplace (NSW, Australia).
from the National Youth Violence Prevention
- Bullying among children and teenagers has often
been dismissed as a normal part of growing up. Little
attention has been paid to the devastating effects of
bullying, or to the connection between bullying and
other forms of violence. In recent years, however,
students and adults around the country have begun to
make a commitment to stop bullying in their schools
and Your Child from Kids Health
- Childhood should be a time filled with wonder and
joy, but the reality for many kids is often much
different. This article aimed at parents, points out
that children are the victims of bullying at school or
on neighborhood playgrounds.
- Related Articles:
- 2) Bullying from American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/80.htm
- 3) Bullying How to Stop It! by H.G. Lingren
from Nebraska Cooperative Extension
- 4) Children Look for Help Dealing with Bullies
from Parent News http://npin.org/pnews/1998/pnew398/pnew398d.html
- 5) Protecting Against Bullies Throughout the Life
Cycle by C.E. Watkins http://www.ncpamd.com/Bullying_thru_life_cycle.htm
- 6) What Should Parents and Teachers Know About
Bullying? from Focus Adolescent Services
Information for Parents and Teachers (1996) by
M. Sudermann, P.G. Jaffe, and E. Schieck
- This is an excerpt from the second edition of
A.S.A.P (A School-based Anti-violence Program).
in School from ERIC Clearinghouse on
Counseling and Student Services (CASS)
- This Center provides resources on bullying for
students, parents, and practitioners.
- Other ERIC Articles:
- 2) Bullying and How To Beat It! http://ericcass.uncg.edu/virtuallib/bullying/1034.html
- 3) Bullying in Schools by R. Banks from ERIC
- 4) Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help Their
Children by J.S. Freedman from ERIC Digest
- 5) Helping Young Children Deal with Anger by M.
- 6) What Should Parents and Teachers Know About
- 7) You Can Beat Bullying - A Guide for Young
Is Not Limited to Unpopular Loners from
American Psychological Association
- "It looks like bullying is a continuum of
behaviors. Rather than labeling a kid a bully, a
non-bully or a victim, it seems that many of the
students engage in bullying behavior, although most
reported low to moderate levels of that behavior,"
said the researchers.
- Related Websites from APA:
- 2) Bullying Widespread in Middle School, Say Three
Studies from APA Monitor http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct99/cf3.html
- 3) New Ways to Stop Bullying from American
Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.html
- This Australian group is working to create
learning environments where every student and school
community member is safe, supported, respected, valued
and free from bullying, violence, harassment
Social Competence in Children by W. Schwartz,
Institute for Urban and Minority Education,
- This study brief focusses on bad conduct (the
catchall term used to describe aggressive and
antisocial behavior) by children including
About Bullying from Committee for
Children's Parenting Tips
- This website provides both general and more
in-depth information on bullying.
Rate Bullying and Teasing as 'Big Problem'
- A new report finds bullying and teasing tops the
list of children's school troubles and that many
students say talking with their parents does little to
ease the stress.
- Related Articles:
- 2) Bullying, Teasing May Have Long-term Effects by
S.M. Schmitt from American Counseling
- 3) Bullying Widespread in U.S. Schools, Survey
Finds (April 2001) from National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development (NICHD) http://www.nichd.nih.gov/new/releases/bullying.cfm
Bullying Awareness Campaign (NBAC) from
National Education Association (NEA)
- Join in the campaign to reduce, and eventually
eradicate, bullying in America's public schools.
- Related Initiative:
- 2) Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and
Primer on School Bullying by R.B. Goldbloom
from Readers Digest Canada
- Here is an online article aimed at changing
parents' perceptions of the issue.
- Another Article:
- 2) Facing Down the Enemy (April 14, 2001) by J.
Clifford from the San Diego Union-Tribune
- This is the website of a citizen's group devoted
to to create awareness about bullying behavior and to
obtain resources to help counter bullying.
- Related Websites:
- 2) Stop Bullying Now! http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/
- 3) Take Action Against Bullying http://www.bullybeware.com/
- Websites For Teachers
on Literature: "The Diary of Adrian Mole"
(Grades 7-9) by G. Chesney-Green from Drama
Teacher's Resource Room
- This lesson has students look at the theme of
bullying through humor.
from Education World
- School violence has been an issue in the news and
on the minds of educators and administrators alike.
This "special theme" page takes a look at the problem
of bullying and how to stop it.
Lessons (Grades 6-8)
- This site has four lessons on bullying.
on Bullying by A. LaBree-Whittlef from the
Southern Poverty Law Center's
- The mini-unit involves four steps: identifying the
types of bullying, defining the types of bullying,
putting their knowledge to the test, and signing a
Respect: Don't Laugh at Me founded by P.
- This is a non-profit organization working to
transform schools, camps and organizations focused on
children and youth, into more compassionate, safe and
respectful environments. The organization disseminates
educational resources that are designed to establish a
climate that reduces the emotional and physical
cruelty some children inflict upon each other by
behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and-in extreme
- Related Website:
- 2) Operation Respect CT (Find the song and lyrics)
Promotes Peace (Grades 1-6) by A.
- This web page provides lessons and activities that
teachers and students have been involved in with their
Bullying Before It Starts! from Education
- Bullying is no longer seen as the norm in the
school or the community at large, and prevention has
become the name of the game. Includes poor and good
solutions to bullying.
Bullying Now! from Education World
- This lesson planning article includes ten
activities for teaching kids about empathy, anger
management, and effective conflict resolution.
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