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Bullying

Easier – A bully is
someone who is mean and attacks other people with
words or actions. They use teasing, threats, or
strength to pick on, frighten, or hurt someone or take
what they want.

Harder – Bullying is
a form of aggressive and harassing behavior. This
antisocial behavior occurs across geographic, racial,
and socioeconomic segments of society. Bullying
prevents its targets from enjoying a safe, stress-free
living, learning, and working environment. Children
who bully are at risk for a host of long term,
negative developmental outcomes including juvenile and
adult criminal behavior. Early intervention in the
home, school, and the community are the best hope we
have of diverting people from this destructive
pattern.

Bullies
from CBC News, The National

http://www.cbc.ca/national/news/bully/index.html

This website was developed to accompany the
documentary television program which was aired in
Canada, March 13-14, 2001. You can view a few
documentary video clips.

Related Websites:

2) Bullying from BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bullying/

3) More Information about Bullying from Bully
B’ware Productions
http://www.bullybeware.com/moreinfo.html

4) No More Bullies from the National Film Board
of Canada

http://www.nfb.ca/nomorebullies/index.html

Bullying

http://www.bullying.org/

This website is dedicated to increasing the
awareness of, and the problems associated with,
bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating
bullying in society. Here you find find stories,
drawings, and poems about kids’ experiences with
bullies.

Other Intervention Sites:

2) Addressing Bullying Behavior http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/bullying/

3) Anti-Bullying Network from Moray House
School of Education
, University of
Edinburgh

http://www.antibullying.net/

4) Bullying from Childline http://www.childline.org.uk/Bullying.asp

5) Bullying in Schools & What to Do About It
by K. Rigby http://www.education.unisa.edu.au/bullying/

6) Bullystoppers by T. Letson http://www.bullystoppers.com/

7) Dealing with Bullying from TeensHealth
http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/bullies.html

8) Dealing With Bullies from KidsHealth
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.html

9) Don’t Suffer in Silence from Department for
Education and Skills
, UK http://www.dfes.gov.uk/bullying/

10) From Bullies to Buddies by I. Kalman http://www.bullies2buddies.com/

11) Maine Project Against Bullying http://lincoln.midcoast.com/~wps/against/bullying.html

12) No Bullies – Colorado’s Anti-Bullying Project
http://no-bully.com/

13) No Bully from Telecom and New
Zealand Police
http://www.police.govt.nz/service/yes/nobully/

14) Young People, Children and Bullying from
Kidscape http://www.kidscape.org.uk/childrenteens/childrenteensindex.shtml

Bully
Online
from The Field Foundation

http://www.bullyonline.org/

Here is comprehensive resource on bullying and
related issues.

Other Comprehensive Sites:

2) Bullying Online http://www.bullying.co.uk/

Hidden
World of Bullying
from Principal
Leadership

http://www.principals.org/news/pl_hiddenworld_1202.cfm

Adults often don’t see bullying or dismiss it as a
rite of passage. But bullying affects students’
studies and has long-term effects–including how
victims and bullies relate to children as adults.

Related Websites:

2) Advice For Parents & Teachers by K. Noll
from the Teachers.Net Gazette http://teachers.net/gazette/MAR01/noll.html

3) Bullying at School Information from The SCRE
Centre
, University of Glasgow http://www.scre.ac.uk/bully/

4) Prevalence of Students being Bullied at School
http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/crime2001/6.asp?nav=1

5) School Bully OnLine http://www.bullyonline.org/schoolbully/

6) Schoolwide Prevention of Bullying from
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
http://www.nwrel.org/request/dec01/

After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of the
following activities . . .

Take A Bullying Quiz. Find out
how much you know about bullying by taking
(1) Are You a Bully? (http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/quiz.bullying.cfm), (2) Bullying
Myths Quiz
(http://www.melissainstitute.org/documents/BullyingMythsQuiz.pdf)
from the Millissa Institute, and (3) Are You Being Bullied (http://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/quiz.bullied.cfm). After
you complete these quizzes, reflect in a
journal on why you answered each question
the way you did and if any of your choices
makes you uncomfortable.

Create An Anti-Bullying Poster.
First, investigate and identify the types
of bullying, characteristics of a bully,
and the effects and emotions surrounding
bullying. Then create a poster which
conveys a strong message against bullying
practices. Display your completed
work.

Complete A WebQuest On
Bullying.
Adapt or follow the
directions found at one of these webQuest
sites:

1) Bullying by D.E. Buccola
http://home.insightbb.com/~dbuccola/bully.htm

2) Bullying Prevention WebQuest
(Grades 6-8) by Jill Rosner http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jrosner/webquest.htm

3) No Bullying Proposal by D.
Peterson http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/nobullying/

4) No More Bullies! by M.
Gillow, L. Gray and L. Schneider http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Thinktank/2693/bully.html

Keep A Bullying Journal. How
prevalent is bullying in your life? Decide
to monitor and record all incidents of
bullying that you observe during a
two-week period. Keep a journal during
that time in which you record and
summarize each event and reflect on the
emotions that are evoked. At the end of
this period, analyze all the information
gathered to provide a report that includes
the amounts and types of incidents, an
indication of their impact, and how you
feel about them. Also reflect on any
attitude or emotional changes that you
experience during this observation/study
time.

Write A Poem About Bullying.
Think about bullying that has impacted
your life. Express your feelings in a poem
about bullying. If you want more ideas
about poetry and writing of poetry, try
visiting another 42eXplore project
from eduScapes: Poetry for
Kids
(http://42explore.com/poetry.htm).

Role Play A Bullying Situation.
First individually or in a small group,
write up a half-dozen realistic scenarios
for a bullying incident. Exchange your
completed scenarios, and select the best
ones for role-play. In your role-playing
groups, plan your performance and expand
the concept to include alternate endings.
In the group performance, avoid overacting
the incidents and do not
include
any actual physical
contact such as hitting, pushing, pulling,
etc. Fake it when needed. After the
enactment, discuss other possible tactics
and include ideas and reactions from your
audience.

Produce An Anti-Bullying
Brochure.
For this activity, your
audience could be your peers and
schoolmates. Plan and design a brochure
aimed at convincing or reminding others
about bullying, its harmful effects, and
be sure to include recommended strategies
for dealing with bullies. Illustrate your
brochure. Display your finished work. See
if you can find funding for having it
printed and distributed locally.

More Websites

Bullying

http://www.sangrea.net/bully/

Site contains information on people being bullied
in the workplace (NSW, Australia).

Bullying
from the National Youth Violence Prevention
Resource Center

http://www.safeyouth.org/teens/topics/bullying.htm

Bullying among children and teenagers has often
been dismissed as a normal part of growing up. Little
attention has been paid to the devastating effects of
bullying, or to the connection between bullying and
other forms of violence. In recent years, however,
students and adults around the country have begun to
make a commitment to stop bullying in their schools
and communities.

Bullying
and Your Child
from Kids Health

http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.html

Childhood should be a time filled with wonder and
joy, but the reality for many kids is often much
different. This article aimed at parents, points out
that children are the victims of bullying at school or
on neighborhood playgrounds.

Related Articles:

2) Bullying from American Academy of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/80.htm

3) Bullying — How to Stop It! by H.G. Lingren
from Nebraska Cooperative Extension

http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/family/nf309.htm

4) Children Look for Help Dealing with Bullies
from Parent News http://npin.org/pnews/1998/pnew398/pnew398d.html

5) Protecting Against Bullies Throughout the Life
Cycle by C.E. Watkins http://www.ncpamd.com/Bullying_thru_life_cycle.htm

6) What Should Parents and Teachers Know About
Bullying? from Focus Adolescent Services
http://www.focusas.com/Bullying.html

Bullying
Information for Parents and Teachers
(1996) by
M. Sudermann, P.G. Jaffe, and E. Schieck

http://www.lfcc.on.ca/bully.htm

This is an excerpt from the second edition of
A.S.A.P (A School-based Anti-violence Program).

Bullying
in School
from ERIC Clearinghouse on
Counseling and Student Services
(CASS)

http://ericcass.uncg.edu/virtuallib/bullying/bullyingbook.html

This Center provides resources on bullying for
students, parents, and practitioners.

Other ERIC Articles:

2) Bullying and How To Beat It! http://ericcass.uncg.edu/virtuallib/bullying/1034.html

3) Bullying in Schools by R. Banks from ERIC
Digest http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed407154.html

4) Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help Their
Children by J.S. Freedman from ERIC Digest
http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed431555.html

5) Helping Young Children Deal with Anger by M.
Marion http://ericcass.uncg.edu/virtuallib/bullying/1030.html

6) What Should Parents and Teachers Know About
Bullying? http://www.eric.ed.gov/resources/parent/bullying.html

7) You Can Beat Bullying – A Guide for Young
People http://ericcass.uncg.edu/virtuallib/bullying/1063.html

Bullying
Is Not Limited to Unpopular Loners
from
American Psychological Association

http://www.apa.org/releases/bullying.html

“It looks like bullying is a continuum of
behaviors. Rather than labeling a kid a bully, a
non-bully or a victim, it seems that many of the
students engage in bullying behavior, although most
reported low to moderate levels of that behavior,”
said the researchers.

Related Websites from APA:

2) Bullying Widespread in Middle School, Say Three
Studies from APA Monitor http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct99/cf3.html

3) New Ways to Stop Bullying from American
Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.html

Bullying.
No Way!

http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/

This Australian group is working to create
learning environments where every student and school
community member is safe, supported, respected, valued
— and free from bullying, violence, harassment
and discrimination.

Developing
Social Competence in Children
by W. Schwartz,
Institute for Urban and Minority Education,
Columbia University

http://iume.tc.columbia.edu/choices/briefs/choices03.html

This study brief focusses on bad conduct (the
catchall term used to describe aggressive and
antisocial behavior) by children including
bullying.

Information
About Bullying
from Committee for
Children’s Parenting Tips

http://www.cfchildren.org/parent_bullyinfo.shtml

This website provides both general and more
in-depth information on bullying.

Kids
Rate Bullying and Teasing as ‘Big Problem’

from CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/03/08/violence.survey/

A new report finds bullying and teasing tops the
list of children’s school troubles and that many
students say talking with their parents does little to
ease the stress.

Related Articles:

2) Bullying, Teasing May Have Long-term Effects by
S.M. Schmitt from American Counseling
Association
http://www.counseling.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7413

3) Bullying Widespread in U.S. Schools, Survey
Finds (April 2001) from National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development
(NICHD) http://www.nichd.nih.gov/new/releases/bullying.cfm

National
Bullying Awareness Campaign
(NBAC) from
National Education Association (NEA)

http://www.nea.org/schoolsafety/bullying.html

Join in the campaign to reduce, and eventually
eradicate, bullying in America’s public schools.

Related Initiative:

2) Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and
Communities http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/ssp/bullymanual.htm

Parents’
Primer on School Bullying
by R.B. Goldbloom
from Readers Digest Canada

http://www.readersdigest.ca/mag/2001/10/bullying.html

Here is an online article aimed at changing
parents’ perceptions of the issue.

Another Article:

2) Facing Down the Enemy (April 14, 2001) by J.
Clifford from the San Diego Union-Tribune
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/reports/younglives/20010414-9999_1c14bully.html

Stop
Bullying Me!

http://www.stopbullyingme.ab.ca/

This is the website of a citizen’s group devoted
to to create awareness about bullying behavior and to
obtain resources to help counter bullying.

Related Websites:

2) Stop Bullying Now! http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/

3) Take Action Against Bullying http://www.bullybeware.com/

Websites For Teachers

Building
on Literature: “The Diary of Adrian Mole”

(Grades 7-9) by G. Chesney-Green from Drama
Teacher’s Resource Room

http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/erachi/page16.html

This lesson has students look at the theme of
bullying through humor.

Bullying
from Education World

http://www.education-world.com/a_special/bully_2000.shtml

School violence has been an issue in the news and
on the minds of educators and administrators alike.
This “special theme” page takes a look at the problem
of bullying and how to stop it.

Bullying
Lessons
(Grades 6-8)

http://mis.spps.org/counselors/m_bully.html

This site has four lessons on bullying.

Contract
on Bullying
by A. LaBree-Whittlef from the
Southern Poverty Law Center’s
Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/teach/expand/act/activity.jsp?p=0&ar=301&pa=1

The mini-unit involves four steps: identifying the
types of bullying, defining the types of bullying,
putting their knowledge to the test, and signing a
contract.

Operation
Respect: Don’t Laugh at Me
founded by P.
Yarrow

http://www.dontlaugh.org/

This is a non-profit organization working to
transform schools, camps and organizations focused on
children and youth, into more compassionate, safe and
respectful environments. The organization disseminates
educational resources that are designed to establish a
climate that reduces the emotional and physical
cruelty some children inflict upon each other by
behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and-in extreme
cases-violence.

Related Website:

2) Operation Respect CT (Find the song and lyrics)
http://www.operationrespectct.org/

Parkdale
Promotes Peace
(Grades 1-6) by A.
Arsenault

http://www.edu.pe.ca/parkdale/Peace/Peace1.htm

This web page provides lessons and activities that
teachers and students have been involved in with their
anti-bullying program.

Stop
Bullying Before It Starts!
from Education
World

http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin117.shtml

Bullying is no longer seen as the norm in the
school or the community at large, and prevention has
become the name of the game. Includes poor and good
solutions to bullying.

Stop
Bullying Now!
from Education World

http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson191.shtml

This lesson planning article includes ten
activities for teaching kids about empathy, anger
management, and effective conflict resolution.

bullying extortion nonviolence fear torment hazing
physical verbal emotional racist sexual abuse
exclusion school name calling journal taunt friend
harass conflict alienated sneaky threat cruel
peacemaker clique withdrawal speak out aggressive self-confidence
rumor behavior theft isolated avoidance put-down
jealousy sarcasm respect anger target envy
teasing exploit zero tolerance intimidation self-esteem bully

Created by
Annette
Lamb
and
Larry
Johnson
,
8/03.

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