StopBullying.gov website emphasizes action steps individuals can take to prevent and stop bullying in their schools and communities. Users may subscribe to email updates to find out about new content on the site. It also features easy-to-use tools and resources for community leaders, young people and families, including:
CommonSense Media’s Parent Media and Technology Education Program provides parents with vital information about internet safety, cyberbullying, etc. The resources are available in both English and Spanish.
The National Association of School Psychologists CyberSmart! Cyberbullying Package, a selection of free, non-sequential, grades 2-12 lesson plans and student activity sheets for learning about safe access to and instruction in the use of the internet and other communication technologies for learning, socializing, and preparing for the future.
The American Psychological Association's Healthy LGBQ Students Project, funded by the Division of Adolescent and School Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-DASH) provides capacity-building assistance to schools and other organizations that serve gay and bisexual young men at risk for HIV infection, especially African-American and Latino youth. Its goal is to help schools, families, and communities promote the healthy growth and full development of lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) youth. The resources found in the Toolbox section of its workshop participant manual are now online.
PFLAG NYC Safe Schools Program works with teachers, principals, counselors and students to ensure that LGBT youth are safe and successful in school.
Mix It Up at Lunch Day: A national campaign launched a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day – October 29 this school year –students are asked to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.
Crossing the Line-Sexual Harassment at Schools, a research report by the American Association of University Wome, reveals some sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment in grades 7 – 12 and the negative impact it has on students' education. The report concludes with concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment directed at school administrators, educators, parents, students and community members. .
Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States. GLSEN research report about bullying (including anti-gay bullying), family diversity, and gender non-conforming youth in grades K-6,
School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created excellent resources on School Connectedness- including a guide on strategies to foster school connectedness, fact sheets for administrators, school staff, and parents and a staff development powerpoint and facilitator’s guide
Social Emotional Learning: Educating the Whole Child, Engaging the Whole School: Guidelines and Resources for Social and Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) in New York StateTeaching Diverse Students Initiative is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). SPLC is working with professional associations (e.g. the American Association for Teacher Education and the National Education Association), prominent scholars and expert educators to develop and implement the initiative. The Initiative has developed a suite of tools to enhance teacher effectiveness and student opportunities to learn at the center of which are interactive multi-media professional development resources. The Initiative places primary emphasis on practices within educators' immediate control - classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, and school conditions. Within that focus, TDSI also emphasizes strategies that have the potential to reduce bias and prejudice.