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Bullying resources for teachers and educators

Bullying can seriously affect the emotional, physical, and academic well-being of children. In general, bullying can contribute to a negative climate in schools. To improve the education experience for everyone, it is important to implement an effective bullying prevention program. Programs that show the most promise usually involve the entire school community as well as the families.

Below are helpful links to bullying resources.

Publications & websites

  1. Keeping Students With Disabilities Safe from Bullying – This blog entry from the U.S. Department of Education discusses school districts’ responsibilities in protecting the rights of students with disabilities who are bullied.
  2.  Bullying and Suicide: A Public Health Approach (PDF - 221 KB) – A special online supplement from the Journal of Adolescent Health discusses an expert panel's findings on the link between bullying and suicide.
  3. About Bullying - Educators, Administrators, and Guidance Counselors – Part of the 15+ Make Time to Listen ... Take Time to Talk Initiative, this site contains information on bullying and how to prevent it. It also has posters and brochures that you can download and use at your school.
  4. Bullying is Not a Fact of Life – This publication provides information on bullying and explains what parents and schools can do to prevent it.
  5.  A Dozen Things Principals Can Do To Stop School Violence (Copyright © NCPC) (PDF - 12KB) – This article gives 12 steps that principals can take to prevent school violence.
  6.  Bullies (Copyright © North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service) (PDF - 4KB) – This publication explains bullying, dispels common myths about bullying, and provides tips for parents and teachers on how to prevent bullying.
  7.  Gangs and Youth: A Guide for Social Workers (Copyright © NASW) (PDF - 287KB)  – This guide is a part of a web-based educational campaign by the National Association of Social Workers that offers resources and tools to assist professionals, parents and teens in achieving healthy and positive outcomes. The campaign focuses on building the social and emotional skills adolescents need, as well as offering information about diversity and tolerance.
  8. High School: Countering Harassment and Bullying (Copyright © ESR) - This site provides information on the Bullying prevention program for high school educators from Educators for Social Responsibility.
  9. Middle School: Harassment and Bullying in Middle Schools (Copyright © ESR)  – This site provides information on the Bullying prevention program for middle school educators from Educators for Social Responsibility.
  10. Operation Respect: Don't Laugh at Me (Copyright © Operation Respect) – The Don't Laugh at Me program uses music and other educational tools to help children learn about bullying.
  11. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (Copyright © Olweus Bullying Prevention Program) – This site explains the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. It provides information on program effectiveness, training, timeline, and costs. It contains program materials that are available to order.
  12. The Steps to Respect Program (Copyright © Committee for Children) – The Committee for Children provides a program that tackles bullying by involving students, parents, and educators. The program offers a step-by-step process to engage community members at different levels by providing the proper tools for implementation and assessment of school-wide involvement, as well as outlining useful lessons and trainings.
  13. Words that Heal: Using Children's Literature to Address Bullying (Copyright © ADL) – This issue of the newsletter ADL Curriculum Quarterly contains information on how children's books can be used to discuss bullying.


  1. Violence Prevention 
  2. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development 
  3. National Mental Health Information Center, SAMHSA 
  4. Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education 
  5. Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence 
  6. Children's Safety Network 
  7. National Organizations for Youth Safety 


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Content last reviewed August 12, 2007
Page last updated October 31, 2013