the Problem of Juvenile Bullying
This fact sheet, written by Nels Ericson of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), discusses juvenile bullying, a form of violence among children that has come under intense scrutiny amid reports that it may have been a contributing factor in recent school shootings and that it may be related to other forms of juvenile violence. This OJJDP fact sheet defines bullying, noting that it can take three forms: physical, verbal, and psychological. It also describes a recently published report by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and summarizes the report's findings on the long- and short-term effects of bullying. The fact sheet concludes with a discussion of the Bullying Prevention Program, an initiative designed to reduce bullying by intervening at the school, classroom, and individual levels.
Bullying and the Child with Special Needs
The publication, "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes," is provided by AbilityPath.org an on-line hub and special needs community for parents and professionals. The document provides information for parents and educators on the issue of bullying of students with special needs.
Girls Study Group: Understanding and Responding to Girls' Delinquency (May 2008)
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 by capturing similarities in cause of, type of, and remedy for all forms of harassment, while also addressing 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.
Provides resources, information and products to help prevent and deal with school bullying.
Committee for Children
Provides many resources for bullying prevention. This site 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.
Cyber Safety for Children
The California Department of Consumer Affairs, in partnership with the California Coalition for Children’s Internet Safety, provides resources for parent and community leaders to protect children in the online world.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)
Provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Select A-Z Topics and then click on Bullying.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Summary of the National Bullying Prevention Program developed for the US Olweus Group.
A violence prevention and character education youth program.
Set Straight on Bullies
Examines the myths and realities about schoolyard bullying. Changing attitudes about the seriousness of the problem is stressed. It studies the characteristics of bullies and bullying victims. Most importantly, it provides strategies for educators, parents and students to better prevent and respond to schoolyard bullying. Sample student and adult surveys are also included.
Information for students and adults that defines bullying and provides advice on how to address the issue.
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.
Taking the Bully by the Horns
Information, including a self-help book, that gives young people the skills they need to deal with bullies and maintain healthy self-esteem.
A listing of organizations that provide support to youth and their families who have been subjected to school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
Los Angeles County
Toberman Neighborhood Center
131 N. Grand Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731-2035
Detours Mentoring Group Inc.
1202 West 135th Street
Gardena, CA 90247
Soledad Enrichment Action
222 North Virgil Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
The Hope Institute
Center for Recovery and Family Education, Inc.
890 W. Baker Street, Suite 200A
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Wind Youth Services
701 Dixieanne Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95815
Omni Youth Programs
9616 Micron Avenue #750
Sacramento, CA 95827
3177 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Santa Clara County
Family & Children Services
375 Cambridge Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Shasta Community Health Center
1035 Placer Street
Redding, CA 96001