Resources for schools

Important information for schools and educators

The websites listed below offer important information and resources for schools and educators:

MTV's A Thin Line: Resources for Grownups
MTV's A THIN LINE" campaign empowers America's youth to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse, which includes all forms of digital bullying, dating abuse and discrimination. A "THIN LINE" can be used as a talking tool to open up a conversation on digital abuse, test awareness, and help encourage action on the issue at home or in school. We've provided a few tips on how our site can help.
Information for students and adults that defines bullying and provides advice on how to address the issue.

Commonsense Media Cyberbullying Toolkit
Every day, you see how cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts your school's culture. So how should you handle it? What are the right things to do and say? What can you do today that will help your students avoid this pitfall of our digital world? We created this free toolkit to help you take on those questions and take an effective stand against cyberbullying.

Can't Bully in Schools
A bullying program for elementary, middle and high schools that truly makes a difference.

Bully Beware
Provides resources, information and products to help prevent and deal with school bullying.

Connect Safely
ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web.

Committee for Children
A nonprofit working globally to prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse.

Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.

Cyber Safety for Children
Cyber Safety for Children is a program of the California Office of Privacy Protection, launched in 2006 in response to California children's growing exposure to an online world. It offers resources for anyone who wants to know more about children and the internet - from safety on the social web to setting family rules on safe web surfing.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education., providing ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national, bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of more than 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, attorneys general and other law enforcement leaders and violence survivors.

Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior
The mission of the University of Oregon's institute is to empower schools and social service agencies to address violence and destructive behavior, at the point of school entry and beyond, in order to ensure safety and to facilitate the academic achievement and healthy social development of children and youth.

National Crime Prevention Council's Circle of Respect
The Circle of Respect is the National Crime Prevention Council's latest and most comprehensive campaign to protect youth from bullying and cyberbullying. Launching in October 2011, the campaign seeks to change the commonly held belief that bullying is a rite of passage, and teaches instead that such behavior is unacceptable through a positive, pro-social message that encourages respect and consideration for others.

Bullying in Schools
Information from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Creating Safe Classrooms
the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is a whole-school program aimed at preventing or reducing bullying throughout a school setting.

A violence prevention and character education youth program.

SafeKids is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety. Providing information about the dangers of children using the internet. Rules, advice, and tips relating to child security and the web.

Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Simon Wiesenthal Center is a global Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations.

SocialSmarts is a series of courses that addresses the need for improved social skills in our young people. Created by The PoliteChild, the SocialSmarts program offers age-specific curriculum for students from toddlers to teens that teaches not only appropriate and successful behaviors, but also works to build and reinforce the underlying motivations and foundations for those behaviors.

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, giving young people the skills they need to deal with bullies and maintain healthy self-esteem.

Teaching Tolerance
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.

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Resources for students and parents
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