Bullying Publications & ResourcesPublications and resources, including community-based organizations, for educators, parents, and community members with tools for recognizing bullying behavior and approaches for determining how to respond.
Web Sites and Blogs
Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs
This site addresses creating a safe environment for youth with disabilities and federal civil rights laws.
Committee for Children
This site provides many resources for bullying prevention and can guide the selection of a bullying prevention program by the bullying prevention committee.
Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation's School Buses
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students and the Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center partnered with the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to coordinate a special event on Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses. This site contains materials from this event, including presentations and related training modules.
Cyberbullying - Definition, Prevention, and Reporting
Cyberbullying happens when children bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse of information about cyberbullying among adolescents. It provides information on the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying, as well as resources on how to prevent and respond to online aggression.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database
ERIC research publications address bullying and cyberbullying in the United States and foreign nations including the impact of bullying and cyberbullying on the mental health of middle school and high school students in the U.S.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)
This network provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students.
Massachusetts Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources
Massachusetts law led to the Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan and implementation of model practices in school staff professional development in bullying prevention.
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Bullying is defined as a form of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. This site describes physical, verbal, social bullying, and cyberbullying and features resources.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Select A-Z Topics, then click on Bullying.
National School Safety Center
The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. NSSC provides school communities and their school safety partners with quality information, resources including bullying and cyberbullying, consultation, and training services.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The site provides a summary of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program developed by the Olweus Group. It is a comprehensive model that defines bullying/cyberbullying and utilizes annual surveys, classroom curriculum, implementation resources, and training.
PACER National Bullying Prevention Center
The organization provides classroom, family, and community resources and materials related to bullying and cyberbullying prevention, activities and events, and stories. Spanish language materials are available .
Simon Wiesenthal Center
This organization aims to foster tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach, and social action
Stopbullying.gov is a national organization that provides Information for students and adults defining bullying/cyberbullying, and offering advice on how to address the issues, resources, and materials.
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE)
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) provides resources for students, parents, teachers, healthcare practitioners, and community members on bullying, dating violence, and school violence.
Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. It includes classroom resources and materials on bullying, cyberbullying, and school climate among many other topics related to tolerance.
The US Department of Education: Bullying, Harassment, and Civil Rights
Contains a video titled, Overview of School Districts’ Federal Obligation to Respond to Harassment. It was developed as part of collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Bullying at School (PDF)
This California Department of Education publication addresses bullying behavior and hate-motivated behavior including definitions, effects, and prevention strategies.
Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying
This fact sheet, produced by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), discusses juvenile bullying, its definition and forms, effects, interventions, and a report by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Girls Study Group: Understanding and Responding to Girls' Delinquency (May 2008)
This study, published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency of the US Department of Justice, examines the involvement of girls in violent activity and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior.
Preventing and Countering School-Based Harassment: A Resource Guide for K-12 Educators, Revised Edition
This guide addresses the issue of school-based harassment, and the unique and legal aspects of racial and sexual harassment. The material is intended to help school staff, families, students, and communities create a safe and bias-free learning environment.
Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and Communities
This pamphlet defines bullying, discusses the seriousness of this behavior and the effectiveness of a comprehensive approach, and presents strategies for administrators, teachers, students, and parents to use when dealing with bullying situations. It also provides examples of innovative and successful approaches used by schools in different parts of the country.
Organizations and Resources that Support Youth
A list of California organizations providing support to youth and their families who have been subjected to school-related discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying/cyberbullying including resources for youths affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, school, and in the community.