Bullying Prevention Resources
In recent years, bullying has become a major topic across the nation. Media outlets, governments, educators, parents, and the social media world have all given increased attention and importance to this topic. In my opinion, it has unfortunately become somewhat of a fad for celebrities to claim that they were once bullied. This detracts from the real issue of serious, damaging bullying. Listed below are several resources for students and educators related to bullying. The first few are directly related to the bullying of people with disabilities. I hope these resources could help stop at least one child who is blind from being tripped down a set of steps.
Thank you to Monica Turner for gathering the information!
Briefing Paper: "Bullying and Students and Disabilities" presented at the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention
This paper from 2011 details the reasons why students with disabilities are prone to bullying. It describes the harmful effects bullying has on children, specifically those with disabilities. Finally, it outlines specific ways Congress and the White House can address the situation.
Described and Captioned Media Programs' website on bullying - This website is a helpful resource for students, parents, and teachers concerning the bullying of children with disabilities. DCMP also includes 10 tips for parents whose blind or visually impaired child is being bullied.
StopBullying.gov - A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages and educates communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant and interactive resources. PACER’s bullying prevention resources are designed to benefit all students, including students with disabilities.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, known as Kidpower for short, is a global nonprofit leader in personal safety and violence prevention education, which has served over two million people of all ages and abilities across six continents since its founding in 1989. Instead of using fear to teach about violence prevention, the Kidpower Method makes it fun to learn to be safe, building habits that can increase the safety of young people and adults alike and that can last a lifetime.
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. NCPC provides information and resources to help prevent the serious problem of bullying.