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Our mission is to engage the global community in bullying prevention and intervention.

The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) was founded in 2003 when grassroots practitioners and researchers came together to convene the first conference in the US entirely focused on bullying prevention.

Latest News

International Bullying Prevention Association Statement on Proposed Secretary DeVos Title IX Rules

The International Bullying Prevention Association, which represents researchers and practitioners working towards engaging the global community in bullying prevention and intervention, today denounced newly proposed regulations to modify the definitions and evidentiary standards for sexual harassment as covered under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

The U.S. Department of Education made great impact by making clear that schools are obligated to address many instances of bullying when they overlap with harassment based on sex, race, and disability. Under the proposed definition, only behavior that is “severe, persistent, and objectively offensive” can constitute sexual harassment.
Read the full Statement here

Downloadable Resources

Statement of Beliefs

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Tips for Schools

Bullying Definitions


IBPA Parent Newsletter

Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Upcoming Event

International Bullying Prevention Association

The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) hosts an annual conference to bring together those working to keep our schools and communities safe from bullying. Join us Nov. 5-7 in San Diego.

2019 World Anti-Bullying Forum

We are proud to announce our partnership with the 2nd World Anti-Bullying Forum, June 4-6, 2019, in beautiful Dublin, Ireland!

When describing the Forum, the FRIENDS International Centre Against Bullying writes: “The aim of this unique international and multidisciplinary forum is to broaden our understanding of bullying and to create a stronger bridge between the disciplines, and spread knowledge to more practitioners, researchers and decision-makers around the world. The overall goal is to create even more effective approaches to tackling bullying and allow every child and young person the right to grow up without being bullied, ostracized or discriminated against.”

With 11 outstanding keynote speakers from a diverse set of disciplines, the Forum is sure to challenge and expand one’s knowledge - no matter their unique experiences or academic backgrounds. Here are some important upcoming dates to note:

  • Abstract submission open until November 15, 2018
  • Notification of abstract review outcome in late January, 2019
  • Early bird tickets available until February 28, 2019
  • 2nd World Anti-Bullying Forum - June 4-6, 2019
  • 2nd World Anti-Bullying Forum - June 4-6, 2019

Supporting impactful worldwide events, such as the 2nd World Anti-Bullying Forum, is critical to our Mission: “To Engage the Global Community in Bullying Prevention and Intervention.”
Through your interest and participation, thank you for joining us in our Vision of “A World Without Bullying.”

Abstract submission and Registration for the Forum are now open!

You can visit www.wabf2019.com for more information.

Featured Video

Dr. Julie McDaniel-Muldoon provides information on the characteristics of bullying and strategies to support our youth.

Identity-Based Bullying

College Scholarship Program

Hey, students – could you use $500? College scholarships awarded to students active in their school or community bullying prevention program.

Have an idea for an article or blog?

Have an idea for an article or blog that you would like to write? Email your idea to info@ibpaworld.org. We are always looking for evidence based content for our newsletters.

Community Voices


UAB Grant Recipient Announcement

IBPA: A 2018 United Against Bullying (UAB) Grant Winner!   IBPA is honored, and immensely grateful, to...

Registering for our upcoming San Diego National Conference – why it should be on your “Summer Bucket List”!

Why should registering for our upcoming national conference in San Diego, November 5-7, be something that you...


2018 Bullying Prevention Award

Learn more about a $5,000 grant available to schools/districts doing great work to prevent bullying!


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