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Websites

For kids, teens, parents and educators

Note that inclusion on this list does not constitute any sort of endorsement by PREVNet of a particular resource's quality or effectiveness.

For All:

Podcast with Dr. Debra Pepler - MindShare Learning
Listen to a Podcast interview with Dr. Debra Pepler about the effects of cyber-bullying.

A Call to Stop Bullying - Voice Nation Live
A bullying information site for many audiences where you will learn how to spot the signs of bullying and how to protect yourself or friends from it.

Anti-Bullying Alliance
The site includes information about Anti-bullying week, the opportunity to buy lanyards, and links to specific resources for professionals (teachers, social workers etc.), parents, and children. Updates on recent publications, conferences, and news articles are also available.

Canadian Safe School Network
Good suggestions for activities children can participate in to learn more about bullying and develop greater empathy.

Equality Rules
On November 16, 2006, the Ontario government launched a public education campaign, called EqualityRules.ca, aimed at boys and girls ages eight -14, and the adults who influence them, to promote healthy equal relationships and prevent violence from happening in the first place. Pre- and early adolescence is a crucial time for the emergence of patterns of violence and victimization, and so are patterns of respect and equality. Through this campaign website, youth learn the skills needed to develop healthy equal relationships through interactive, playful web scenarios. The website also provides resources for helping youth find additional help for dealing with abusive behaviour. This fully bilingual and accessible website gives parents and teachers information to support them in influencing the youth in their lives.

Kidscape
The site contains information about the Kidscape anti-bullying charity. As well as bullying information with specific sites directed to children, parents and adults. Training workshops are also available to sign-up.

Safe Communities - Safe Schools Bullying Prevention
This site lists prevention programs, statistics, and research publications.

Stop A Bully
A new anti-bullying school program created by a teacher from British Columbia, this website allows any student in Canada to submit a bully report directly to school officials anonymously.

"Stop Bullying Now"
The site is oriented towards children: An opening animation, songs and cartoons of bullying episodes are available for download. Also, information on who are bullying, why individuals bully and its effects is available through links. Strategies to deal with bullying whether the child is being bullied, is a witness, or is doing the bullying are available. An adult-oriented site is also available through links and includes information about bullying, tips and resources, a news archive, public service announcements, and brochures are available to download.

The MIS-Adventures of Bully-Boy and Gossip-Girl
Bully-Boy and Gossip Girl are created by two youth who believe that every child has the right be happy and free from bullying. The site has creative comic strips about bullying, interactive activities, posters, and games for youth to play. The site also offers teacher's guides to accompany the comic strips for teachers to use in their classrooms.

WITS Programs
This site includes information about the WITS Programs, which bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. WITS has two components: the WITS Primary Program (Kindergarten - Grade 3) and the WITS LEADS Program (Grades 4-6).


Kids and Teens:

Actionwork Film Theatre and Anti-Bullying
The site contains links for students to get involved in drama/ film productions in order to bring awareness to bullying. Competitions for posters, artwork, and stories are also posted for students to enter. A summary of the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child is listed along with information about bullying workshops and recent news articles dealing with bullying.

Anti-Bullying Network
An interactive site where children and youth select different characters to learn about different bullying experiences and coping strategies.

B-free.ca
This site contains strategies on dealing with bullying, cyber-bullying, and support for LGBTT youth as well the opportunity to submit inspirational stories. A talkline is also listed.

Bullying Canada
This is a youth-oriented site that includes newsletters, PSAs, etc.

CAYFO - Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa
The site encourages youth to speak-out about their experiences of bullying through contests, as well as highlighting local youth artists. Volunteer opportunities are also listed.

Kids Help Phone - Bullying
The website for the Kids Help Phone provides extension information about bullying across childhood and adolescence. The site enables visitors to construct letters to give to adults to inform them about children’s problems with bullying.

WITS For Kids
This site includes information about the WITS Programs, which bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. The WITS acronym stands for “Walk Away”, “Ignore”, “Talk It Out” and “Seek Help”. WITS teaches kids strategies that they can use to deal with teasing or bullying.


For Parents:

Beat Bullying
The site is based on a television advertisement that stemmed from Beat Bullying Week in the UK. Links are available to the BB project outline and panels that are held to discuss its cause. Tools/ prevention ideas are available for teachers, professionals, parents etc. Donations related to their training program are also accepted.

Bully Free Alberta
This site is divided into subsections for parents and teens dealing traditional bullying and cyber-bullying. In the events section, events related to bullying in Alberta are listed.

Bridges 4 Kids
Links to prevention and information resources and recent news articles focusing on bullying are available.

New York Times
These articles discuss what laws various states in the United States of America are enacting to make sure teenages are educated about healthy versus abusive dating relationships. This site is applicable for parents and teenagers. View Article #1. View Article #2.

MediaSmarts - Challenge Cyber Bullying
Information from the Media Awareness Network about cyberbullying.

Parentline Plus
The site offers a message board, a Q&A section for parents, an alphabetical index of topics related to bullying, and as well as an opportunity for individuals to sign up for volunteer/paid positions. Broken down in to specific age categories, relevant information for certain age-levels can be accessed through an index.

WITS For Parents
This site includes information about the WITS Programs, which bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. The WITS Program provides parents with the language and tools to help their children deal with conflict both at school and home. The WITS acronym stands for “Walk Away”, “Ignore”, “Talk It Out” and “Seek Help”. It is a simple way of teaching elementary school children the skills they need to handle conflicts with others.


For Educators:

Bully Beware
This website highlights a number of workshops, based in British Columbia. Workshops include: (1) 1/2 day for Educators and others working with Children and Youth and provide an introduction to the issue of bullying, (2) Full Day Information Workshop (5 hours) for Educators and others working with Children and Youth and provides a thorough overview of bullying as an issue for boys and girls, young and old, (3) 2 hour Parent Workshop, which highlights signs parents should watch for if their children bully others or are victimized by other children, (4) Full Day Program Planning Workshop, which details the implementation of an anti-bullying program, (5) Addressing Bullying through a First Nations Approach.

Bullying Research Network (BRNET)
The mission of the Bullying Research Network (BRNET) is to serve as a virtual clearinghouse to support national and international research initiatives in effective bullying prevention and intervention. The central objective is to unite researchers in bullying prevention and intervention in order to further our understanding of the complex social ecology underlying bullying dynamics. BRNET members engage in web-based dialogue about cutting-edge methodologies and strategies, apply for extramural research grants and contracts; implement exemplary, evidence-based models in field settings; and disseminate this information to educators, students, and parents.

Bullying and Conflict Resolution - University of Calgary, Canada
This site has a very detailed list of prevention programs and conflict resolution as well as an in depth description and summary of reasearch of what is known about school bullying.

Canadian Children's Rights Council - Bullying
This website provides links to stories in the media about bullying, as well we links to bullying related websites and resources.

Childnet International
Childnet International has just completed work for the UK Ministry of Education (DCSF) on guidance for schools on preventing and responding to cyberbullying. You can see the full guidance (and summary) on this website (www.digizen.org).

Education.com
This edition of Education.com focuses on bullying issues, with links to various articles by PREVNet Researchers and Graduate Students, as well as how to identify warning signs and how to help.

Institute for Stuttering Treatment, Teasing, and Bullying: Unacceptable Behaviour Program
Information about the TAB program, lesson plans, and a comment section are all available from the main page. Cost and ordering information is also made available.

International Bullying Prevention Association
The front page lists strategies to minimize the effects of bullying. There are links to published articles (outlining current research), books, websites, videos, bullying conferences, presentations and workshops. Membership applications for IPBA are available to download. A mission statement and Code of Ethics are also available to read.

Just Fight On
The site primarily focuses on its anti-bullying campaign to raise money and awareness. Wristbands are available for purchase. There is extensive information about their campaign, but therapy, research, news, and advice resources are also available.

Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment
The Melissa Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and prevention of violence through education, community service, research support and consultation. Their mission is to prevent violence and promote safer communities through education and application of research-based knowledge.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The site contains links to information about its program (with a fact sheet that can be downloaded); the program’s history; the effectiveness, timeline, cost and materials of the program; and information on how to access training. A checklist is also available to determine the “readiness” of interested schools.

Respect For All
The Respect For All Project (RFAP) seeks to create safe, hate-free schools and communities. A program of GroundSpark, RFAP provides youth and the adults who guide their development the tools they need to engage in age-appropriate discussions about human difference, preventing prejudice and building caring communities.

Roots of Empathy
Information about the national and international prevention program, Roots of Empathy, is provided as well as a link to buy the Roots of Empathy book.

Safe, Caring, and Orderly Schools - Government of British Columbia, Canada
This site contains postings of how schools and parents are dealing with bullying in harassment within schools in six different languages. A variety of tips and resources for schools and parents are also listed.

Safe and Caring Schools - Student Support Services, Department of Education, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
This site offers information on promoting a positive school climate and resources that are available for teachers and staff to support students dealing with issues of bullying in schools. A Provincial Action plan is available to download.

The Canadian Public Health Association - Antibullying
A website on bullying provides comprehensive information about bullying, school intervention programs, teaching strategies, and parent resources.

The National Centre Against Bullying
This site contains posted messages of distinguished members of the coalition and the opportunity to buy the NCAB DVD that contains presentations by leading experts of bullying.

The SCRE Centre of the University of Glasgow
This site has links to research reports, and publications related to bullying.

Tolerance.org
A wonderful website for teachers who are interest in building classroom communities where diverse students are engaged in positive ways.

WITS For Community Leaders
The WITS Programs bring together schools, parents and communities to help children deal with bullying and victimization. Similar to the simple fire safety technique “Stop, Drop and Roll,” WITS teaches students to “Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, and Seek help” if they are confronted with an aggressive situation.

WITS For Schools
The site includes information about the WITS Programs, which bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. WITS has two components: the WITS Primary Program (Kindergarten – Grade 3) and the WITS LEADS Program (Grades 4-6). Both components are literature-based, providing lesson plans based on popular children’s books. These lesson plans are designed to easily integrate across the curriculum and help initiate discussions with children about peer victimization and WITS strategies.

WITS Teacher Accreditation Course
The site includes information about the WITS Programs, which bring together schools, families and communities to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. Both components are literature-based, providing lesson plans based on popular children’s books. These lesson plans are designed to easily integrate across the curriculum and help initiate discussions with children about peer victimization and WITS strategies. The WITS Teacher Accreditation Program is a free 90-minute online training module that teaches elementary school instructional staff about the WITS Programs and enables them to become Accredited WITS Programs Teachers, recognized with a Certificate of Accreditation.

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