Here are some helpful resources:
- Preventing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying
This article, published on tobecomeateacher.org, has several reknown contributors, including survivor, expert, and activist Jodee Blanco, who is one of the country’s pre-eminent voices on the subject of bullying. You can review this guide for students, educators, and school administrators by clicking here.
- Silicon Valley Interschool Council's Anti-Bullying Pledge
The Silicon Valley Interschool Council will be going live with their “One Kind” anti-bullying pledge on May 21st. To access their pledge click here. To learn more about SVIC their anti-bullying work go to http://svicouncil.com/.
- Project Cornerstone's Expect Respect Program
Project Cornerstone has a plethora of resources about bullying and also supports schools’ anti-bullying effort through their “Expect Respect” program. Check out their website at http://www.projectcornerstone.org/html/ideasresources.html.
- Santa Clara County Office of Education's Anti-Bullying Task Force
The Santa Clara County Office of Education is sponsoring an anti-bullying task force and has materials available for schools and parents. Check out their website at http://www.sccoe.org/depts/csh/bullying.asp.
- Resources from Kidpower
Kidpower is a non-profit leader in bullying prevention, child abuse prevention, stranger awareness, and personal safety for children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs. Check out their website at www.kidpower.org.
- Resources from The Health and Human Services Department
www.Stopbullying.gov launched by The Health and Human Services Department and the Department of Education has comprehensive information for schools, parents and youth on bullying prevention.
- Cyberbullying: How Bullies Have Moved From the Playground to the Web
Over the past decade, the world of learning and education has become steadily more immersed in the technology available to our modern society. From elementary school students using laptops in class, to collegiate learning taking place online, such as through online bachelor’s degree programs, students are plugging in, signing on, and becoming ever more engaged in the digital and cyber world. While the tight-knit relationship between education and technology has afforded some incredible learning opportunities, like in the burgeoning world of online college education, as technology penetrates younger and younger demographics, certain social problems become apparent: namely, cyberbullying. The frequency with which kids and teens are being bullied online has risen at an alarming rate. Kids are gaining access to cell phones, social media, and general communication platforms at ever earlier ages, and when this access is used to harm rather than help, the consequences can be dire. As today’s generation is spending more time learning and interacting online, it’s especially important to tackle these social issues before they progress further and carry into college and adult life. The following infographic examines the extreme prevalence of cyberbullying at many ages, as well as the frightening way it may impact adolescents if people don’t begin to speak out against it.
Dana Bunnett: Santa Clara County kids gang up against bullying
By Dana Bunnett Special to the Mercury News Posted: 05/17/2012 04:34:51 PM PDT Updated: 05/17/2012 06:46:29 PM PDT Read the Op Ed...
Mercury News column - For your reading pleasure:
Nicholas D. Kristof: The winning essays on bullying are...
By Nicholas D. Kristof
Posted: 05/17/2012 03:55:59 PM PDT
Updated: 05/17/2012 06:06:00 PM PDT
Earlier this year, I announced an essay contest for teenagers about bullying. About 1,200 essays later, we have our grand prize winner. Read More...