USD 257 LINKS
General Resources about Bullying:
National Bullying Prevention Center - This site provides resources for students, parents, and others about bullying issues. Videos, stories, and informational downloads are available.
What Parents Can Do - Stopbullying.gov is a federal website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. There is good information provided about the different roles people play in a bullying situation as well as resources on how best to respond.
Resources on Bullying Prevention - This is an Australian website that has helpful information for parents, students, and educators about bullying. There are tips about what to do if your students is a victim, bystander, or bully. There is also a Parent Guide to helping children manage conflict, aggression and bullying.
Love is Respect - This website helps distinguish the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. There are quizzes that will help you determine if a relationship is unhealthy or abusive. They also provide several resources about teen dating violence laws, dating abuse statistics, and how to get help if you are in an abusive relationship (as the victim or as the abuser).
Relational Aggression Resources
About Relational Aggression - This site provides information and other resources about relational aggression. Resources include lists of fiction and non-fiction books for young readers that focus on relational aggression, a blog about various bullying topics, and links to other helpful websites.
The Ophelia Project - This site has great resources for parents who want to help their child through the difficulty of peer aggression. There are several free downloads that provide valuable information for understanding the complicated dynamics of relational aggression.
Rachel Simmons - I love this site! She has great advice for girls on a variety of issues they may face. Some examples: “My best friend is my bully,” “I’m losing my best friend,” as well as many videos on similar topics. She has a great blog for girls and their moms providing powerful insights into many issues young women face today!
Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety Links
Wired Safety - According to their website this is the largest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Topics covered include privacy, safety, cybercrime laws, cyberstalking, distracting driving, and sexting.
iKeepSafe - This is a great resource for parents! Resources include the “Parent’s Guide to Facebook,” and the iKeepSafe BEaPRO parent app.
Common Sense Media - reviews and ratings for parents - This sites provides ratings of movies, games, tv shows, books, apps, websites, and music. They also provide a detailed description of the media content focusing on what a parent would want to know. For example; whether the content includes strong language, tobacco/alcohol/other drug use, violence, sex, and/or consumerism. I use this site quite a bit when determining what video games are okay for my daughter to play.
Cyberbully Help - This site provides some helpful downloads including “Parenting in the Digital Age,” and a “Cyber Bullying Reference Guide for Parents”. There are also several helpful resources for students.
A Thin Line - – MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to help teenagers stop the spread of digital abuse. Topics covered include sexting, constant messaging, spying, and digital disrespect. This is a site targeted to teenagers, but has some content which parents should preview before deciding to view with their child/children.
Cyber bullying resources for parents - Some of the downloads provided on this site include; “Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Parents,” “Questions Parents Should Ask Their Children About Technology,” and “Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialogue and Discussion.”