Students are more likely to thrive academically – as well as socially and emotionally – in schools they experience as safe and supportive. Bullies deprive students of that experience.

We must do all we can -  as parents, educators, community leaders, business leaders, advocates and concerned citizens - to make it clear that we will not tolerate bullying in our public schools.

Learning First Alliance Member Resources on Bullying

Initiatives on Bullying

 This initiative encourages PTAs across the country to hold local conversations with diverse stakeholders about bullying, how it's affecting communities and solutions that groups can implement together. Resources for conducting conversations are available on their website.

The NEA's Bully Free Campaign encourages individuals to sign a pledge saying they will stand up to bullying. Resources for the education community include informational resources on bullying, concise fact-sheets, as well as trainings and research.

The AFT's initiative is designed to raise awareness about bullying and provides resources for teachers, students and others to help broaden the effort to identify, prevent and combat bullying. AFT also has a resource page for awareness and bully prevention for teachers.

AASA is highlighting a comprehensive and free online resource for parents in partnership with Education.com so they are better prepared to help their children cope and stand up to instances of bullying.

NASSP's prevention initiative is geared towards helping principals learn about bullying and create effective policies and practices to combat it in their schools. There are media, web and print resources, suggestions for speakers and programs and a specific section on cyberbullying.

NSBA has put together this resource page to guide school board members (and others) in learning more about this issue. It includes a series of helpful links and a video from a former NSBA president.

NAESP Foundation has put together a collection of resources helpful to principals, parents, teachers and other education stakeholders.This principal checklist for bullying prevention is a recent addition from August 2014. NAESP recently collaborated with GLSEN to produce a "Ready, Set, Respect!" toolkit for elementary school teachers on creating a safe and respectful classroom environment.

Articles on Bullying

Bullying Reports:



Adult bullying:

Videos on Bullying

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

  • Video One: Cyberbullying, what it entails and how to educate your kids
  • Video Two: Bullying, what it is and the behaviors and traits that accompany it

National School Boards Assocation (NSBA)

Podcast on Bullying

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

  • On bullying, ASCA conference keynote speaker Jodee Blanco, author of "Please Stop Laughing at Me," shares her experiences with being bullied, what she has learned and how she now helps schools confront and deal with bullying issues.
  • Brent Burnham, a 2011 School Counselor of the Year finalist, discusses the comprehensive bully prevention program at his school. The program involves students, staff, administrators and the community.

Additional Member Recommended Resources

National Association of State Boards of Education's (NASBE): A 50 state summary of bullying as defined by state laws that includes bullying, hazing and cyberbullying when applicable.

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PACERS, National Bullying Center: 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.

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NETSMARTZ Workshop: 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. Featuring resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

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CBS Special Report: Bullying: Words Can Kill: CBS News takes a look at bullying in schools, how it impacts children, classmates, families and administration. (Aired 9/16/2011)

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Stop Bullying.gov:  StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

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Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, GLSEN works to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. GLSEN recognizes that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and supports schools in seeking to redress all such inequities.

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network: In support of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is providing resources for families, teens, educators, clinicians, mental health professionals, and law enforcement on how to recognize, deal with, and prevent bullying.

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National Crime Prevention Council:  Young people say that bullying is one of the biggest problems they face. In fact, 52 percent of students report seeing bullying at least once a week. This negatively affects the victims and the bullies as well as the kids who witness bullying and the school environment as a whole. The National Crime Prevention Council currently has two campaigns to help children and parents stop bullying.

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Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) No Place for Hate: By participating in No Place for Hate®, your school will join with a larger initiative taking place throughout Michigan and in other cities across the nation to reduce bullying, name calling and other expressions of bias, while creating safer learning environments that promote inclusion, appreciation of diversity and respect for others.

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