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Additional Resources  

 

BY BRIDGET ROBERTS-PITTMAN, JULIE SLAVENS AND BRADLEY V. BALCH

The authors of articles about bullying and cyberbullying recommend these information sources for use by school districts.

Practices and Programs
“Best Practices in Bullying Prevention and Intervention” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. (www.stopbullying.gov/community/tip_sheets/best_practices.pdf)

Cyber Savvy Schools framework developed by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use (www.cyberbully.org). The center’s director, Nancy Willard, is the author of Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress (Research Press); Cyber Safe Kids, Cyber Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet in a Safe and Responsible Manner (Jossey-Bass); and Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility (Corwin).

Internet Safety Curriculum for Middle School Students produced by Seattle Public Schools. (www.district.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=216981)

“The Steps to Respect Program” from the nonprofit Committee for Children. (www.cfchildren.org/programs/str/overview)

Resource Centers
Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbully ing.us) has up-to-date research and guidance on cyberbullying and other risk issues.

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (www.marccenter.org) provides free or low-cost resources.

OnGuard Online, a service of the Federal Trade Commission (www.onguard online.gov) provides excellent resources for parents, including NetCetera.

State Models
The Florida Department of Education developed a model policy against bullying and harassment. (www.fldoe.org/safeschools/doc/modelpolicy.doc)

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers online resources related to bullying prevention and intervention. (www.doe.mass.edu/bullying/#8)

 

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