Managing the Challenges of the Political Season: Bullying Prevention and Response
The Bully Project Parents play a vital role in supporting their kids, helping them be upstanders, and teaching and modeling empathy in the home and beyond. We’ve provided resources below to help you with these discussions and to empower you to stand up for your child effectively- when working with a school to resolve a bullying situation.
Early Childhood Bullying Prevention
Bullying behaviors emerge in early childhood. All of us who interact with young children can take steps to teach them the skills they need to avoid bullying altogether. See a download guidance: Eyes on Bullying in Early Childhood.
Educational Development Center- Cyberbullying – Here you will find important information and tips for keeping children safe online, including how to teach digital citizenship—responsible and appropriate use of online media. Six interactive scenarios on this site will take you through different situations involving cyberbullying and digital citizenship, allowing you to hear real-life conversations between parents and youth, choose the paths they should take, and find the best outcomes.
Make Time to Listen-Take Time to Talk– Encourages parents and caregivers to spend at least 15 minutes a day listening and talking with their children to prevent youth violence. Provides interactive questions to start conversations with children about bullying and bullying prevention.
From Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center: Parents can be role MODELS for your children. Here is a guide for what we can all do to help keep our children “violence-free.”
Thoughts from Parents.com: What to Do if Your Pre-School Child Is Being Bullied
A Parents’ Guide to Facebook – Designed to teach parents how to help their teens strengthen their privacy and safety on Facebook, the guide features important topics such as risks involved in social networking, how to parent Facebook users, managing reputation in the digital age, managing your privacy on Facebook, reporting problems and more. The guidebook is published in partnership with the iKeepSafe Coalition.
A Thin Line for parents and educators. MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there’s a “thin line” between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else.
Connect Safely: ConnectSafely.org is for parents, teens, educators, advocates – everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web and mobile technology. Here you’ll find tips, safety advice, articles, news, analysis, video and other resources to promote safe and productive use of connected technology.
Common Sense Media: Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Family Online Safety Institute: The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. Look for information on Teen Identity Theft.
NetCetera: The Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit helps you provide the people in your community with information about protecting kids online. Regardless of your experience as a speaker — or your expertise in online safety — this kit has the resources and information you need to convey key points about protecting kids online. Also available in Spanish.
NetSmartz: NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (www.naeyc.org)
- Sesame Street Workshop (www.sesamestreet.org)
- www.StopBullying.gov: Great webisodes for kids on bullying
- Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (www.challengingbehavior.org)
- Zero to Three, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families (www.zerotothree.org)
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:
Common Sense Media
Resources for Educators, Youth, and Families:
Cyberbullying Research Center
National Child Traumatic Stress Network–info for families and their communities
American Psychological Association (APPLICABLE EDUCATORS/YOUTH/FAMILIES)
Bullying Prevention for Teachers- School Administrators-Parents and Students
Parents Guide to Bullying
Teens Health (kidshealth.org)
Bullying: What Teens Can Do (YOUTH)