5 year old eyes

"the seriousness of the bullying can only be measured by the effects that are experienced by the victim"1

- George Robinson & Barbara Maines, Crying for Help - the No Blame Approach to Bullying

Sample Bullying Prevention Program


Excellent resource list.
  Choose Respect:
Choose Respect, an initiative developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a national effort to help youth form healthy relationships to prevent dating abuse before it starts. The initiative targets 11–14 year olds and the caring adults in their lives with the message that dating abuse is not just unacceptable, but also preventable by choosing respect.
Based on more than 15 years of classroom application and the most current academic, social, and emotional research, the Second Step program focuses on essential competencies—empathy, impulse control and problem solving, and anger management.
 The Second Step lessons are easy to teach, flow sequentially, and require minimal teacher preparation time. Integration activities tie the lessons to academic learning requirements—health, science, math, social studies, and language arts—helping teachers build on what they are already doing in the classroom.
Excellent resources and links for bullying, cyber bullying and school climate.
This program is a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) curriculum. It has been endorsed by the NAASP. Stop the Violence: Students Taking on Prevention empowers youth with attitudes, skills, and resources in order to recognize, report, and reduce youth violence. Through the national program, FCCLA members use peer education to: reach their peers with violence prevention education; Recognize warning signs of potential violence; Encourage young people to report troubling behaviors; Collaborate with school and community resources to address youth violence; Develop and implement local action projects to reduce the potential for violence in their schools.
Preventing Classroom Bullying: What Teachers Can Do provides guidelines to help school staff to better understand and manage the problem of bullying in school settings. It was first published in April 2003 and was revised in February 2004.
The Kansas Bullying Prevention Program is designed to provide the “tools” needed to recognize bullying behaviors and take appropriate steps to redirect the behavior.
 This program was modeled after, but is not intended to be a substitute for the Olweus Bullying program developed by Dan Olweus, Ph.D., at the University of Bergen Norway. Schools that use the Olweus “blueprint” Bullying Prevention program often experience between 30% to 70% reduction in bullying within the first two years of implementation.
The best resources are found in the left hand column and include:
  1. Creating safe, fair and responsive Schools
  2. Creating the Infrastructure
  3. Guidelines and Overviews
  4. Best practices
  5. Resources
The Student Services and Alternative Programs Branch staff provide leadership and technical assistance to local school systems to promote a safe environment conducive to learning and free from bullying and harassment.
The Federal resource for professionals, parents and youth working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.
No Name Calling Week: NAESP
No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is a proud founding member of the coalition of national organizations that lead this program.
Originally designed for fifth- through eighth-grade classrooms, No Name-Calling Week also resonated strongly with elementary school teachers and students. In response to the growing number of elementary schools participating in No Name-Calling Week, NAESP and GLSEN partnered to produce these five lesson plans specifically designed for elementary school classes.
There are simple steps we can all take to help eliminate name-calling and bullying and these lesson plans are intended to help with those steps. These lessons are designed to give younger students an opportunity to engage in activities that teach them about tolerance, respect, and understanding and to help them reflect on what they’ve learned. 
Contact Kent Reed at kreed@ksde.org for a copy of the PDF file.
 The Olweus [pronounced Ol-VEY-us] Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy. The Olweus Program has been implemented in more than one dozen countries around the world.
This is a good summative approach to the issues that surround bullying; good analysis with very general suggestions.
Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America.
Powerful video/audio footage of Rachel's life and the Columbine tragedy holds students spell-bound during a one hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others.
This is followed by an interactive 45-minute training session involving both adult and student leaders that shows how to sustain the momentum created by the assembly. The assembly creates the “want to” or desire for positive change. The training session teaches the “how to” and ensures that the positive impact will continue.
That evening the Rachel’s Challenge speaker conducts a powerful session with parents and community leaders. This session is similar to the assembly program and ends with a specific challenge to parents and community leaders, showing them how they can reinforce the decisions their youth are making.
This is a curriculum for K-8 bullying prevention developed by the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium.
We encourage you to visit the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Website for upcoming funding opportunities that could be used to support programs or strategies that deal with the various elements of bullying. A number of our upcoming grants can be used to deal with various elements of bullying. For example, the counseling grants can be used to hire staff to help with kids who have been bullied, the Safe Schools and Healthy Students grants can be used to implement new programs in schools, and our Character ED grants can be used to build strong character.
In 1996, the Wisconsin Clearinghouse began developing age appropriate facts sheets focused on bullying. The popularity of the facts sheets highlighted the unmet demand for resources surrounding the problem of bullying in schools. Building on this need, the Wisconsin Clearinghouse developed a research guide in 1999 that built on the growing body of information available about bullying behaviors and youth violence. Research indicates that bullying behaviors manifest themselves and peak during the middle school years. To focus effort where it would have the most impact, the Wisconsin Clearinghouse and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction partnered in 2005 to build a focused middle school bullying prevention curriculum.
1 Crying for Help - the No Blame Approach to Bullying by George Robinson and Barbara Maines, Paul Chapman Educational Publishing (January 1, 1997) ISBN-10: 1873942869; ISBN-13: 978-1873942864
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