- Understand what bullying is and accept that it is a significant problem that needs your intervention. White House Conference on Bullying Prevention: http://www.stopbullying.gov/references/white_house_conference/index.html
- Be aware of resources that you can share with your teens in how to identify and prevent bullying of themselves and their peers.
You Have the Power: www.yhtp.org
Stop Bullying Now: www.stopbullying.gov
- Encourage your teens to start a bullying prevention program in their school.
Bullying Prevention Toolkit for Youth: http://www.stopbullying.gov/teens/stand_against_bullying/youth_leader_toolkit.pdf
- Involve other parents and educators from your community.
The following resources and toolkits provide information on the different forms of bullying and intervention strategies:
- The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking, and Curbing School Aggression (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- Bullying and Victimization: What Adults Can Do [PDF] (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- COPS Teen Action Toolkit [PDF]
This toolkit includes a blueprint for engaging youth in community problem solving around the issue of teen victimization. Teen Action Partnership for Teen Victims is a youth-led civic engagement program designed to improve local policies, outreach, and services to teen victims of crime.
- Electronic Aggression (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- In the Face of Xenophobia: Lessons to Address Bullying of South Asian Youth The national organization South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), have developed and launched a 90-page resource pack on addressing bias-based bullying targeted at South Asian American youth
- “Make Time To Listen...Take Time To Talk...ABOUT BULLYING” [PDF] (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) State School Health Policy Database
- Out on a Limb: A Guide to Getting Along
Designed for second to fourth graders, this interactive guide helps children work through conflict.
- Some Facts About Bullying Among Children and Young People [PDF]
This information sheet describes what we know about children and youth who bully, including how much bullying is actually happening, where bullying occurs, and what group bullying looks like.
- STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Violence Everywhere (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- To BullyProof or Not to BullyProof: That is the Question (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
- Youth Violence Prevention (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)