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Cyber Bullying

Kowalski, R. M. & S. P. Limber. 2007. Electronic bullying among middle school students. Journal of Adolescent Health, 41(6, Supplement), S22–S30.

 

For Youth

Hymel, S., N. Rocke-Henderson, & R. A. Bonanno. 2005. Moral disengagement: A framework for understanding bullying among adolescents. Journal of Social Sciences, 8(Special issue), 1–11.

Slaby, R. G. (2005). The role of bystanders in preventing bullying. Health in Action, 3(4), 6.

O’Connell, P., D. J. Pepler, & W. M. Craig. (1999). Peer involvement in bullying: Insights and challengers for intervention. Journal of Adolescence, 22(4), 437–452.

 

For Parents & Educators

The Need for Bullying Prevention Programs at Schools

Seeley, Ken, Martin Tombari, Laurie Bennett, and Jason Dunkle. "Bullying in Schools: An Overview." Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (2011). Print.

Center for the Study and Prevention of School Violence (2008). Safe schools, safe com­munities: Fact sheet

Bullyproof Your Child For Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying -- for Good by Joel Haber, Jenna Glatzer, , Penguin Group, 2007.

Hahn, R., D. Fuqua-Whitley, H. Wethington, J. Lowy, A. Liberman, A. Crosby, et al. (2007). The effectiveness of universal school-based programs for the prevention of violent and aggressive behavior: A report of recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 56(RR07), 1–12.

Bullying in American Schools: A Sociological-Ecological Perspective on Prevention and Intervention – by Dorothy L. Espelage and Susan M. Swearer (Eds.). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2004.

Espelage, D. L., & S. M. Swearer, S. M. (2003). Research on school bullying and victimiza­tion: What have we learned and where do we go from here? School Psychology Review, 32(3), 365–383.  

Pelligrini, A. D. (2002). Bullying, victimization and sexual harassment during the tran­sition to middle school. Educational Psychologist, 37(3), 151–163.

 

Analysis of Bullying Prevention Programs

Ttofi, M. M., & Farrington, D. P. (2009). What works in preventing bullying: Effective elements of anti-bullying programs. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 1(1), 13–24.

Merrell, K. W., Gueldner, B. A., Ross, S. W., & Isava, D. M. (2008). How effective are school bullying intervention programs? A meta-analysis of intervention research. School Psychology Quarterly, 23(1), 26–42.

Hirschstein, M. K., Edstrom, L. V., Frey, K. S., Snell, J. L., & MacKenzie, E. P. (2007). Walking the talk in bullying prevention: Teacher implementation variables related to initial impact of the Steps to Respect program. School Psychology Review, 36(1), 3–21.

San Antonio, D. M., & Salzfass, E. A. (2007). How we treat one another in school. Educational Leadership, 64(8), 32–38.

Bullies, Targets & Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain - by SuEllen Fried, ADTR, Paula Fried, PhD, M. Evans and Company, Inc, 2003.

Rodkin, P., & Hodges, E. V. E. (2003). Bullies and victims in the peer ecology: Four questions for psychologists and school professionals. School Psychology Review, 32(3), 384–400.

Wright, J. (2004). Preventing classroom bullying: What teachers can do.

Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do - by Dan Olweus, Blackwell Publishing, 1993

 

Violence in Schools

U.S. Department of Education. (2010). Indicators of School Crime and Safety.  National Center for Educational Statistics.

Birdthistle, I., De Vos, E., Lang, C., Northrop, D., Slaby, R. G., & Whitman, C. V. (1999). Violence prevention: An important element of a health-promoting school. (World Health Organization Information Series on School Health #3.) Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. 

 

Factors and Impacts

Society for Research in Child Development. (2008, March 26). Children who bully also have problems with other relationships. ScienceDaily.

Wilton, M. M., Craig, W. M., & Pepler, D. J. (2000). Emotional regulation and display in classroom victims of bullying: Characteristic expressions of affect, coping styles and relevant contextual factors. Social Development, 9(2), 226–245.

 

Psychology of Bullying

Society for Research in Child Development. (2008, March 26). Children who bully also have problems with other relationships. ScienceDaily.

Oliver, Christine, and Mano Candappa. "Bullying and the Politics of 'telling'" Oxford Review of Education 33.1 (2007): 71-86. Print.

Espelage, Dorothy L., Melissa K. Holt, and Rachael R. Henkel. "Examination of Peer-Group Contextual Effects on Aggression During Early Adolescence." Child Development 74.1 (2003): 205-20. Print.

Ma, Xin. "Bullying and Being Bullied: To What Extent Are Bullies Also Victims?" American Educational Research Journal 38.2 (2001): 351-70. Print.

Wilton, M. M., Craig, W. M., & Pepler, D. J. (2000). Emotional regulation and display in classroom victims of bullying: Characteristic expressions of affect, coping styles and relevant contextual factors. Social Development, 9(2), 226–245.

Atlas, Rona, and Debra Pepler. "Observations of Bullying in the Classroom." The Journal of Educational Research 92.2 (1998): 86-99. Print.

Cullingford, Cedric, and Jenny Morrison. "Bullying as a Formative Influence: the Relationship between the Experience of School and Criminality." British Educational Research Journal 21.5 (1995): 547-60. Print.

 

Videos & Resources

President Obama & the First Lady: Conference on Bullying Prevention

Stop Bullying Now Web Episodes

Stand Up to Bullying

Overview of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Anti-Bullying PSA: The Price of Silence

 

Recommended Websites

www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
Provides tip sheets, posters, on-line games for kids, PSA’s, additional resource materials, and an email address to send questions directly to them.

www.inthemix.org/bullying
“Stop Bullying … take a stand!” is a 30-minute documentary for teens about bullying, which features YHTP! In The Mix is an award-winning PBS teen series

www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/15plus
For parents and other legal guardians. Information and suggested activities to facilitate parent-child communication.

www.mcgruff.org
A great site for basic information, games and other activities for younger kids.

www.survivingbullies.com
Provides practical tools and strategies for targets. Addresses bullying as a community concern.

www.tolerance.org
Has a good quiz (grades 6 -12) and survey (grades K – 5) , along with follow-up questions. To access them, type “bullying survey” into the search box.

www.respectu.com
Website of “Bully Coach” Joel Haber, Ph.D., author of “BULLYPROOF YOUR CHILD FOR LIFE: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting, and Bullying for Good.” Information about bullying prevention for children and adults.

www.Pathway-Pals.com
For grades 6 – 12. Posters, brochures, and a survey.

www.bullying.org
Another good all-purpose site with information, activities, moderated listserv support group, a “sharing” link, and links to other resources. Shows how strong the anti-bullying movement is in Europe, and how kids are getting the message out.

www.bullypolice.org
Provides information about which states have anti-bullying laws, as well as the “ideal” anti-bullying law.

www.bullybeware.com
Useful summaries of research. Teaching materials and posters available.

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