Bullying


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Bullying Prevention Resources

Bullying 

5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Child
The KidsHealth website offers some great tips on how to help your child become bully proof.

Bullying Prevention Programs
Below is a list of Bullying Prevention Programs that can be used in schools and communities.

Bullying and Substance Abuse
Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around.  It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects.  It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.
Source:  DrugRehab.com

Bullying:  What American Indian and Alaska Native Parents Need to Know
Bullying has become a significant problem for youth, parents, school counselors, and many others. This paper provides general information about bullying, and specific information about bullying of Native youth and those with disabilities. It also offers action steps for parents to take. We hope American Indian and Alaska Native parents will benefit from this resource.
Source:  Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC), December 2016

Dear Colleague Letter about Disability Discrimination
This guidance letter follows a long history of guidance issued by the Department in this critical area of disability discrimination. In 2000, OCR and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued joint guidance informing schools that disability-based harassment may deny a student equal educational opportunities under Section 504 and Title II.2

The 2000 guidance also noted the responsibilities of schools under Section 504 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that students receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE), and alerted schools that harassment of a student based on disability may adversely impact the school’s provision of FAPE to the student.
Source:  US Department of Education, October 2014

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers:  Using Positive Parenting to Promote Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships
A great on-line resource to help promote parenting challenges and solutions.

National Bullying Prevention Center
A wealth of information and resources on bullying prevention.

Teens Talk About Bullying
A short video on TeensHealth website with teens talking candidly about being bullied.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
A report and guide that brings the voice of the families to the national dialogue of the bullying epidemic.
Source: AbilityPath.org

What Are Public Schools Required to Do When Students with Disabilities are Bullied?
A fact sheet with resources and expectations of how bullying should be handled in public schools when students with disabilities are involved.
Source:  US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights

Cyberbullying 

Cell Phone Safety
A top 10 list of tips for teens on cell phone safety.
Source:  Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyber-Bullying
Tips on what to do if you are being cyber-bullied.
Source:  ConnectSafely.org

Cyberbullying:  What American Indian and Alaska Native Parents Need to Know
This paper provides background information about two forms of cyberbullying and their impact on Native American youth with disabilities, and offers action steps for parents. Please read and share this resource with others.
Source:  Native American Parent Technical Assistance Center (NAPTAC), December 2016

Educate the Community about Cyberbullying
Ten activities teens and others can do to help educate their community about cyberbullying.
Source:  Cyberbullying Resource Center

Password Safety
It’s important to keep all of your personal and identifiable information safe and secure.  These 10 tips will help you create passwords that are safe.
Source:  Cyberbullying Research Center

Preventing Cyberbullying
Ten tips on how to prevent cyberbullying.
Source:  Cyberbullying Research Center

Responding to Cyberbullying
Ten tips on how to respond to cyberbullying.
Source:  Cyberbullying Research Center

Sexting:  Advice for Teens
A top 10 list to avoid sexting.
Source:  Cyberbullying Research Center

Smart Social Networking
Don’t let your social media use negatively affect your life.  Follow these 15 simple strategies and avoid problems later.
Source: Cyberbullying Research Center

What to Do When Your Child is Cyberbullied
A top 10 list of things to do when your child is cyberbullied.
Source:  Cyberbullying Research Center