Resources for Counselors
When teasing becomes hurtful, unkind or constant, it crosses the line into bullying and needs to stop. Bullying can range from hitting, shoving, name-calling, threats, and mocking, shunning others, spreading rumors about them to the use of email, chat rooms, instant messages, social networking websites, and text messages to taunt or hurt others. It is critical to take bullying seriously and to take the necessary steps to address it.
Stop Bullying Now!
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed this website as a resource for both adults and kids. There are informative Tip Sheets on what bullying is, signs of bullying, how to help kids who are bullied, and many more.
The Stop Bullying Now! Campaign has compiled a list of anti-bullying resources on their website that includes books, multi-media, programs, campaigns, and other resources.
PBS Kids Go; It’s My Life
This web site is geared toward middle school age children and provides developmentally appropriate information on bullying through games and stories.
National Association of School Psychologists
NASP has published a five page article on how to implement an effective anti-bullying prevention intervention in schools.
Social and Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention
This research brief has information on how to use a social and emotional learning framework to improve the school climate, encourage positive interactions, bullying prevention strategies, and more.
Power Over Prejudice
The Anti-Prejudice Consortium has compiled a list of resources pertinent to educators.
Center on Instruction
The Center is a clearing house of information on research based best practices for instruction to improve achievement in schools.
Learning First Alliance
The Learning First Alliance is an organization dedicated to improving student learning. This website is a forum where success stories are shared.
National Education Association
This site is the home for research done by the NEA on the best practices for promoting academic excellence for all students.
The NEA Foundation
This site gives information on how to apply for a NEA Foundation grant to improve the academic achievement of students in public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area. Education support professionals are eligible to apply.
Promising Practices Network
The Promising Practices Network has reviewed research on programs and curriculums that are designed to reduce violent behavior among children and presents their findings on their website.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education has developed an online workshop called Exploring the Nature and Prevention of Bullying. The workshop is designed to be completed over the course of five days and teaches educators about bullying, its effects, and prevention approaches. The Department of Ed. also has an extensive list of bullying resources including a directory of evidence based prevention programs; a list of bullying prevention web sites; and a list of books, fact sheets, videos and CD-ROMs. http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/training/bullying/bullying_pg37.html#org http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/training/bullying/bullying_pg37.html#pub
In the ADL’s Curriculum Connections, they have a list of books that can be used for bibliotherapy with young children to teach them about bullying. This page also has links to discussion guides and activities for the classroom.
This website has information for educators on what cyberbullying is and offers tips on how to educate children about the dangers of the internet and how to stop cyberbullies.
The Teenangels is a program started by wiredsaftey.org. This website gives information on how to set up a local chapter of Teenangels whose program trains teenagers on internet safety and cyberbullying. The Teenangels then give presentations to other teenagers. This peer to peer program has been very effective.
National Association of School Psychologists
This article on the NASP website gives information on what cyberbullying is and tips on what kids, parents, and educators can do.
Cybersmart! Cyberbullying Package
The National Association of School Psychologists and Cybersmart! have collaboratively developed a free anti-cyberbullying curriculum based on research. The lessons are designed for grades 2 -12.
Safe Schools Coalition
The Safe Schools Coalition has published Anti-Gay Bullying: What’s the Big Deal? a fact sheet about the rates of anti-gay bullying and how this type of bullying affects students.
This page provides information for schools on homophobic bullying, what it is, why it happens, and how to combat this phenomenon.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN has an extensive list of resources for schools to help them combat not only anti-LGBT bullying, but bullying in general. Included are lesson plans and a kit to start a Safe Space program at your school. Also, GLSEN has published the Model District Anti-Bullying & Harassment Policy to help schools create an anti-bullying and harassment policy.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC has produced a documentary and tool kit free of charge to schools. The film tells the story of a young man who was bullied for being gay and how he sued the school district that failed to protect him.
CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies. Instead our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted. It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.
Assessing Middle School Students' Knowledge of Conduct and Consequences and Their Behaviors Regarding the Use of Social Networking Sites
By: Stacey L Kite, Robert Gable, & Lawrence Filippelli
The Clearing House, 2010
http://heldref-publications.metapress.com/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,2,8;journal,2,76;linkingpublicationresults,1:119950,1 (fee required)
Weight Status as a Predictor of Being Bullied in Third Through Sixth Grades
By: Julie C. Lumeng, MD, Patrick Forrest, BS, Danielle P. Appugliese, MPH, Niko Kaciroti, PhD, Robert F. Corwyn, PhD, & Robert H. Bradley, PhD
Pediatrics, June 2010
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/125/6/e1301?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Obesity+Increases+Odds+of+Being+Bullied&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT (fee required)
Predictors of bullying and victimization in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analytic investigation
By: Clayton R Cook, Kirk R Williams, Nancy G Guerra, Tia E Kim, & Shelly Sadek
School Psychology Quarterly, June 2010
Telling is compelling: the impact of student reports of bullying on teacher intervention
By: Rona Milch Novick & Jenny Isaacs
Educational Psychology, May 2010
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a921646711~db=all~jumptype=rss (fee required)
Authoritative School Discipline: High School Practices Associated With Lower Bullying and Victimization
By: Anne Gregory, Dewey Cornell, Xitao Fan, Peter Sheras, et al.
Journal of Educational Psychology, May 2010
Bullying and Stress in Early Adolescence: The Role of Coping and Social Support
By: Chiaki Konishi & Shelley Hymel
The Journal of Early Adolescence, Jun 2009
http://jea.sagepub.com/content/29/3/333.abstract (fee required)
The impact of a peer counseling scheme to address bullying in an all-girl London secondary school: A short-term longitudinal study
By: Catherine Houlston & Peter K Smith
British Journal of Educational Psychology, Mar 2009
The Evaluation of School-Based Violence Prevention Programs: A Meta-Analysis September
By: Hyoun-Kyoung Park-Higgerson, PhD, Suzanne E. Perumean-Chaney, PhD, Alfred A. Bartolucci, PhD, Diane M. Grimley, PhD, & Karan P. Singh, PhD
Journal of School Health, 2008
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/121371833/abstract (fee required)
How effective are school bullying intervention programs? A meta-analysis of intervention research
By: Kenneth W Merrell, Barbara A Gueldner, Scott W Ross, & Duane M Isava
School Psychology Quarterly, March 2008 http://pages.uoregon.edu/kmerrell/publicationsPDFs/MerrellGueldnerRossIsava2008.pdf
Examining the Overlap in Internet Harassment and School Bullying: Implications for School Intervention
By: Michele L. Ybarra, M.P.H., Ph.D., Marie Diener-West, Ph.D., and Philip J. Leaf, Ph.D.
Journal of Adolescent Health, December 2007
Demographic Differences in the Prevalence, Co-Occurrence, and Correlates of Adolescent Bullying at School
By: Kellie E Carlyle & Kenneth J Steinman
The Journal of School Health, November 2007
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1746-1561.2007.00242.x/abstract;jsessionid=EFF4774EA6B884D6F65D9A9B28EAF238.d03t02 (fee required)
Prevalence and Predictors of Internet Bullying
By: Kirk R. Williams, Ph.D., and Nancy G. Guerra, Ed.D.
Journal of Adolescent Health, 2007
Adolescent Bullying Involvement and Perceived Family, Peer and School Relations: Commonalities and Differences Across Race/Ethnicity
By: Aubrey L. Spriggs, M.A., Ronald J. Iannotti, Ph.D., Tonja R. Nansel, Ph.D., and Denise L. Haynje, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2007 http://www.jahonline.org/article/PIIS1054139X07001802/abstract (registration required)
A Systematic Review of School-Based Interventions to Prevent Bullying
By: Rachel C. Vreeman, MD and Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2007
Electronic Bullying Among Middle School Students
By: Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D. and Susan P. Limber, Ph.D.
Journal of Adolescent Health, 2007
http://www.jahonline.org/article/PIIS1054139X07003618/abstract (fee required)
Evaluation of a Bullying Prevention Program
By: Abby Hallford, Cameo Borntrager, and Joanne L Davis
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, Fall 2006
Reducing Playground Bullying and Supporting Beliefs: An Experimental Trial of the Steps to Respect Program
By: Karin S Frey, Miriam K Hirschstein, Jennie L Snell, Leihua Van Schoiack Edstrom, et al.
Developmental Psychology, May 2005
When Biased Language Use is Associated With Bullying and Dominance Behavior: The Moderating Effect of Prejudice
By: V Paul Poteat & Craig D DiGiovanni
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, October 2010
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article;jsessionid=oh1grvo8t8es.victoria?title=lesbian+and+gay&title_type=tka&year_from=1998&year_to=2009&database=1&pageSize=20&index=8 (fee required)
"You're So Gay!": Do Different Forms of Bullying Matter for Adolescent Males?
By: Susan M Swearer, Rhonda K Turner, Jami E Givens, & William S Pollack
School Psychology Review, June 2008
Bullying, Psychosocial Adjustment, and Academic Performance in Elementary School
By: Gwen M. Glew, MD; Ming-Yu Fan, PhD; Wayne Katon, MD; Frederick P. Rivara, MD; & Mary A. Kernic, PhD, MPH
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, November 2005