In light of the news about Phoebe Prince’s bullying and suicide, I’ve decided to dedicate this Around The Web to resources about bullying.
I recently attended a training class about bullying and saw the above public service announcement video from the UK. It illustrates all the forms of cyber-bullying, a little physical bullying, and plenty of social bullying. It also shows how easy it is for it to happen right in front of everyone’s eyes. Awareness and a change in attitudes will make the difference for kids experiencing this all around the world.
The U.S. Government also has a comprehensive page of resources on bullying. Things for kids, parents, info about the community and law enforcement, and tools for educators. Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you can find some useful things for your family among these resources.
One more website with lots of good information — PACER Center advocating for children with disabilities. Part of their website it dedicated to the National Center for Bullying Prevention. The director writes on the blog, there are activities for kids, ways to get involved, information about teen bullying concerns, and more. A nice collection of info in a user-friendly format.
If you have other useful anti-bullying resources that I can put on a follow-up post, I will certainly do it. Bullying prevention and intervention starts with each one of us!