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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 pattern.
Bullies 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
3) More Information about Bullying from Bully B'ware Productions
4) No More Bullies from the National Film Board of Canada
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 bullies.
Other Intervention Sites:
2) Addressing Bullying Behavior
3) Anti-Bullying Network from Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
4) Bullying from Childline
5) Bullying in Schools & What to Do About It by K. Rigby
6) Bullystoppers by T. Letson
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
10) From Bullies to Buddies by I. Kalman
11) Maine Project Against Bullying
12) No Bullies - Colorado's Anti-Bullying Project
13) No Bully from Telecom and New Zealand Police
14) Young People, Children and Bullying from Kidscape
Bully Online from The Field Foundation
Here is comprehensive resource on bullying and related issues.
Other Comprehensive Sites:
2) Bullying Online
Hidden World of Bullying from Principal Leadership
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
3) Bullying at School Information from The SCRE Centre, University of Glasgow
4) Prevalence of Students being Bullied at School
5) School Bully OnLine
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? (, (2) Bullying Myths Quiz ( from the Millissa Institute, and (3) Are You Being Bullied ( 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 work.
Complete A WebQuest On Bullying. Adapt or follow the directions found at one of these webQuest sites:
1) Bullying by D.E. Buccola
2) Bullying Prevention WebQuest (Grades 6-8) by Jill Rosner
3) No Bullying Proposal by D. Peterson
4) No More Bullies! by M. Gillow, L. Gray and L. Schneider
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 time.
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 Kids (
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 audience.
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).
Bullying from the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
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 communities.
Bullying 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
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
5) Protecting Against Bullies Throughout the Life Cycle by C.E. Watkins
6) What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying? from Focus Adolescent Services
Bullying 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).
Bullying 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!
3) Bullying in Schools by R. Banks from ERIC Digest
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. Marion
6) What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?
7) You Can Beat Bullying - A Guide for Young People
Bullying 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
3) New Ways to Stop Bullying from American Psychological Association
Bullying. No Way!
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 and discrimination.
Developing Social Competence in Children by W. Schwartz, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Columbia University
This study brief focusses on bad conduct (the catchall term used to describe aggressive and antisocial behavior) by children including bullying.
Information About Bullying from Committee for Children's Parenting Tips
This website provides both general and more in-depth information on bullying.
Kids Rate Bullying and Teasing as 'Big Problem' from CNN
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 Association
3) Bullying Widespread in U.S. Schools, Survey Finds (April 2001) from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National 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 Communities
Parents’ 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
Stop Bullying Me!
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!
3) Take Action Against Bullying
Websites For Teachers
Building 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.
Bullying 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.
Bullying Lessons (Grades 6-8)
This site has four lessons on bullying.
Contract 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 contract.
Operation Respect: Don't Laugh at Me founded by P. Yarrow
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 cases-violence.
Related Website:
2) Operation Respect CT (Find the song and lyrics)
Parkdale Promotes Peace (Grades 1-6) by A. Arsenault
This web page provides lessons and activities that teachers and students have been involved in with their anti-bullying program.
Stop Bullying Before It Starts! from Education World
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.
Stop 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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Created by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson, 8/03.