Welcome to IBPA

Our mission is to advance bullying prevention best practices

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.

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Is your school or district following the 10 Best Practices for bullying prevention? Apply for the school Bullying Prevention Award before June 1st! Click here for more information.


Downloadable Resources

Statement of Beliefs

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Tips for Schools

Bullying Definitions


IBPA Parent Newsletter

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 Nashville.

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Best Practices in Bullying Prevention

Following definitions of bullying and conflict, participants will learn specific techniques and strategies that will help them develop a better understanding of offline and online bullying behavior. They will review research-based best practices and learn practical guidelines for implementing a whole-school approach to preventing peer abuse. Participants will also discuss myths about bullying, ways to acknowledge positive behavior, and to empower bystanders to help targets of bullying. The presentation will give participants practical ways to ensure that their schools have peaceful learning environments where positive and respectful behaviors are practiced in order for all students to achieve academic success as well as personal and interpersonal success.

Featured Video

Jenny Betz explores cyberbullying in this brief video packed with practical information.
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.


$5,000 award plus scholarships to the 2017 conference in Nashville are being awarded to a school or school district that is using bullying prevention best practices to improve their school's climate. Apply for the award for your program or nominate a program and we will send them the application.

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Beth Yohe - Secretary

Meet the IBPA Board How long have you been involved with IBPA? Since 2012. What drew you...

Dr. Agatston Presents a Keynote at the World Anti Bullying Forum

Patti Agatston, PhD, presented a keynote on Sunday, May 7 at the World Anti Bullying Forum in...


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