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Anti-Bullying Programs & Organizations

Instructor: Carrie Soucy
Numerous programs and organizations exist to help eliminate bullying and support those who are bullied. Read on to learn about some important anti-bullying resources, and what they have to offer.

Anti-Bullying Groups and Initiatives

Federal government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations are among those that have developed anti-bullying programs designed to educate about bullying, encourage students and adults to stand up against it, offer resources to educators interested in curbing bullying, and offer support to students who are bullied. These include:

  • StopBullying.gov. A joint effort of the U.S. departments of education, justice, and health and human services, StopBullying.gov offers information about the different types of bullying and who is at risk, tools and guides to help identify and prevent bullying in schools and communities, and an online bullying prevention training course.
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). OBPP is an anti-bullying program operated by Clemson University (clemson.edu/olweus). Based on research, this comprehensive program was developed for elementary, middle and high schools to curtail bullying and foster safe school environments. Schools may implement the program by participating in a training program or working with certified trainers.
  • National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center (pacer.org), which founded National Bullying Prevention Month, provides anti-bullying resources for youth, educators and parents. These include websites for elementary school students and teens, guidance for anti-bullying classroom instruction and special events, handouts and research information, and programs to foster student, school, and community involvement.
  • Stomp Out Bullying. The Stomp Out Bullying organization (stompoutbullying.org) provides anti-bullying tools for educators, has a teen ambassador program to encourage teenagers to speak out against bullying in their schools and communities, and organizes the annual Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention. They also have a helpchat line for 13- to 24-year-olds who need support.
  • Anti-Defamation League's World of Difference Institute. This Anti-Defamation League initiative (adl.org) focuses on bullying and cyber-bullying prevention and response. Resources include information and training materials for students, families and teachers. The World Difference Institute also offers CyberALLY, an interactive anti-cyberbullying program for middle school and high school students.

Specialized Anti-Bullying Initiatives

  • It Gets Better Project. This video-based initiative (itgetsbetter.org) focuses on videos created by individuals to support LGBT youth who are being bullied. Those who have submitted videos range from President Obama to the musician Ke$ha to corporations such as Google and Facebook.
  • Kind Campaign. Founded by two college students, the Kind Campaign (kindcampaign.com) aims to eliminate girl-on-girl bullying and offers support resources to young women who are being bullied. Resources include a documentary, reading suggestions and social media outlets. The founders also tour the country doing school assemblies.

Anti-Bullying Resources for Teachers

Study.com offers a range of anti-bullying resources for educators to use to support anti-bullying classroom study and anti-bullying programs in schools. Check out some of your options below.

Type Resources
Lesson PlansBullying Lesson Plan for Middle School
Bullying Lesson Plan for High School
Cyberbullying Lesson Plan
Classroom Discussion and Activity Ideas Bullying Survey Questions
Bullying Discussion Questions
Bullying Scenarios for Classroom Role Plays
Anti-Bullying Bulletin Board Ideas
Information About Bullying and How to Stop ItHow to Stop Bullying in School
What is Bullying?
Bullying in America: Facts and Statistics

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