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Bullying Prevention Training & Resources

Bullying prevention training materials, publications and resources, including community-based organizations, for educators, parents, and community members for recognizing bullying behavior and approaches for determining how to respond.

Assembly Bill 2291, which became effective on January 1, 2019, requires that local educational agencies (LEAs) adopt, on or before December 31, 2019, procedures for preventing acts of bullying, including cyberbullying. It requires that the California Department of Education (CDE) post a list of available online training modules relating to bullying or bullying prevention in addition to the existing CDE training module and that LEAs make training available to certificated and all other school site employees who have regular interaction with students.

Online Bullying Training Module (PPTX)
Bullying Module (DOCX)
The CDE Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying presentation is mandated by Assembly Bill 1993 and California Education Code Section 32283.5.  The Online Bullying Training Module and Bullying Module will assist all school staff, school administrators, parents, pupils, and community members in increasing their knowledge of the dynamics of bullying.  The Online Bullying Training Module presentation and Bullying Module identify acts of bullying and suggest strategies to address bullying.  

StopBullying.gov Bullying Prevention Training Course External link opens in new window or tab.
This free training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through the use of long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course and make a difference today.

National Alliance for Youth Sports: Bullying Prevention Training External link opens in new window or tab.
This program is designed to provide valuable information on bullying and add to what coaches, parents, and administrators should know regarding bullying prevention. Bullying awareness and prevention is an important issue in youth sports today as it affects the health and well-being of children participating in all sports, and at all levels. This free training may be taken for a certificate issued by National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS).

Teachers’ Essential Guide to Cyberbullying Prevention External link opens in new window or tab.
This guide is provided by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that "provides education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children." The guide responds to the questions, What is cyberbullying? How common is it? And what can teachers do about it? Get advice and resources (English and Spanish) to support your students.

Keenan Bullying Recognition/Response External link opens in new window or tab.
Keenan Safeschool’s Bullying: Recognition and Response course trains staff how to recognize and react to bullying situations, as well as their obligations to help prevent bullying/cyberbullying. The course helps users understand the complexities of bullying by examining its characteristics, development, and underlying causes. It also discusses the roles of victims, bullies, and bystanders and offers ways for staff to deal with each. This course is designed for all school staff members in California. A certificate will be issued by Keenan upon completion.

Websites, Publications, and Blogs

Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs External link opens in new window or tab.
This site addresses creating a safe environment for youth with disabilities and federal civil rights laws.

Bullying at School (PDF)
This CDE publication addresses bullying behavior and hate-motivated behavior, including definitions, effects, and prevention strategies.

Cyberbullying - Definition, Prevention, and Reporting External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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) External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab.
Select A-Z Topics, and then select Bullying.

National Crime Prevention Council External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

National School Safety Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The National School Safety Center (NSSC) serves as an advocate for safe, secure, and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. The 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 External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

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.

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center External link opens in new window or tab.
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 External link opens in new window or tab..

Stop Bullying External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

Teaching Tolerance External link opens in new window or tab.
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.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 7, 2019