Bullying Prevention Resources

During the past decades there have been volumes of information published on bullying prevention for a variety of situations.

Useful Information

For more information on the topics of bullying, bullying prevention and education, reference the following links and printed publications. Some of the suggested resources below have been authored by Highmark Foundation partners. In addition, a comprehensive list of professional and academic information on bullying prevention is available on the Highmark Foundation's Bullying Prevention Institute's website at www.bullyingpreventioninstitute.org.

Web Resources

The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking and Curbing School Aggression
Free, online course that examines the causes and effects of bullying, prevention techniques and programs, screening, treatment options, and legal/ethical issues surrounding bullying.

Bully Free Classroom
A comprehensive program featuring "big things" (assemblies, meetings, events) and "little things" (daily behaviors) to help shape the hearts and minds of kids.

Bullying Prevention: A Statewide Collaborative That Works
A 2009 report on our Bullying Prevention Initiatives

Bullying Prevention: The Impact on Pennylvania School Children
A 2011 report on our Bullying Prevention impact in Pennsylvania

Center for Safe Schools
Created under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Safe Schools, the Center provides training, technical assistance and video and print materials to help schools identify and implement effective programs and practices.

International Bullying Prevention Association
Supports research-based bullying prevention principles and practices to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility worldwide.

Kids Against Bullying
Developed by PACER's National Center for Bullying Prevention, this site features games, puzzles, polls and activities for kids focused on putting a stop to bullying. Special focus on children with disabilities.

National Crime Prevention Council, Bullying Prevention
Bullying prevention campaign featuring McGruff the Crime Dog. "Spot the Clues" video aimed at parents, videos and PSAs for kids and resources for both audiences.

National PTA Bullying Info
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, presents bullying information on identifying and stopping bullying in your community.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The program model used for the HALT! and PA CARES programs funded by the Highmark Foundation. Offers background information about bullying and best practices in addition to program materials.

Operation Respect, DLAM Programs
Created by Operation Respect, a nonprofit organization, DLAM (Don't Laugh at Me) programs include in-school format for grades 2 through 8 as well as after-school programs and summer camp.

The Ophelia Project
Provides tools, strategies and solutions to youth and adults who are affected by relational and other nonphysical forms of aggression. Focus on creating safe, social climates in the home, school, community and workplace.

PCCD (Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency)
Overview of PCCD's services and programs with news about how the Commission helps to make Pennsylvania safer.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Information for parents, students, teachers, school board members, school administrators and citizens interested in learning about Pennsylvania's schools including Department of Education programs and services.

Stop Bullying Now
Practical strategies from well-known author Stan Davis to help stop bullying in your school and community.

Take A Stand. Lend A Hand. Stop Bullying Now!
A campaign of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration). Provides introductory information about bullying, articles, tips, games and Webisodes for kids and for adults.

Bullying Prevention Institute

Bullying Prevention Institute

The ultimate goal of the Bullying Prevention Institute is to support those who are committed to reducing the incidence of bullying behaviors in schools throughout the Highmark Foundation service area:

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Programs for Schools

Programs for Schools

The Highmark Foundation funded two school-based bullying prevention programs HALT! and PA CARES and achieved significant results.

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Print Resources

Aggression in the Schools (The Series in Clinical & Community Psychology)
by Dan Olweus

And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment and Emotional Violence
by James Garbarino and Ellen deLara

Artolescence: Ten Arts-Based Activities for Adolescent Girls to Overcome Relational Aggression (RA)
by Cheryl Dellasega

Beyond Sticks & Stones: How to Help Your Child with a Disability Deal with Bullying
A PACER Center Publication

Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing
by Michele Borba

Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Children Through the Schoolyard Battlefield
by SuEllen Fried, Paula Fried

Bullies, Targets and Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain
by SuEllen Fried

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School—How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence
by B. Coloroso

Bully Free Classroom
by Allan Beane

Bully-Proofing Your School
by Carla Garrity

Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Understanding Children's Worlds)
by Dan Olweus

Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age
by Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D., Susan P. Limber, Ph.D. and Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D.

Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 3-5
by Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D. and Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D.

Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6-12
by Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D. and Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D.

Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention
by Stan Davis with Julia Davis

Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying
by Cheryl Dellasega

Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
by James Garbarino

The Mentor's Guide to Promoting Resiliency
by Horacio Sanchez

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
by Rachel Simmons

Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy
by Rachel Simmons

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Teacher Guide
by Dan Olweus

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Schoolwide Guide
by Dan Olweus

Peaceful School Bus Program
by James Dillon, M.S.

Quit it!
by Merle Froschl, Barbara Sprung and Nancy Mullin-Rindler

Say Something
by Peggy Moss

Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying
by Stan Davis with Julia Davis

See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do About It
by James Garbarino

Waging Peace
by Michael R. Carpenter, Ph.D.

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