Anti Bullying Resources

The following organizations are all devoted to ending bullying and abuse. You can learn more at their websites about the resources each provides.

Anti Bullying Resources

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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NYDCJ – New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Cyberbullying awareness website.
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Bully Free Program – Our mission is to promote a sense of belonging and acceptance of all individuals and to promote the Golden Rule through quality materials, workshops, presentations, and Web resources.
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Kindness Above Malice – Kindness Above Malice is dedicated to affirming students that have raised the self esteem of another person, thereby preventing the injury that results from bullying.
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The National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness and teach effective ways to respond to bullying.
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STOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying.
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GLSEN is also a great organization that is working to eradicate bullying and bias in schools.
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Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying – One of the most important things young people can do when they see bullying is to speak up. Cartoon Network is doing the same by encouraging youth to speak up to stop bullying. They put together this website with great information on what you can do to prevent bullying.
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Hudson Valley Domestic Violence Support & Resources – An open community page that shares resources and encourages others to share their stories. They hope to give all victims of abuse the resources to get help and the strength they need to do so.

Suicide Prevention Resources

The Trevor Project runs the Trevor Lifeline, a 24-hour, national crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for gay and questioning teens. The number is 1-866-4-U-Trevor.
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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Suicide Awareness Voices of Education – SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide and was a co-founding member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention.
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center – The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Additional Resources

Welcoming Home – The Human Rights Campaign’s Welcoming Schools Guide is an approach to addressing family diversity, gender stereotyping, and name-calling in K-5th grades. The guide helps administrators, educators, and parents or caring adults make sure that their elementary schools welcome all students and families.
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The Matthew Shepard Foundation runs Matthew’s Place, an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth.
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The GLBTQ Online High School is a safe place where you can get a complete high school education — and diploma — from anywhere you have internet access. While public schools still struggle with becoming accepting environments, the GLBTQ Online High School is a safe, affirming place for students wanting a high-quality education.
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PFLAG and GLSEN have partnered with the Department of Civil Rights to create the Claim Your Rights program, to help everyone understand that they have the right to safer schools. This resource helps students, parents and teachers report incidences of bullying, particularly when schools deny that bullying exists.
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The LGBT Youth Line is a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning young people in Ontario, Canada. The toll-free number is 1-800-268-9688. The Youth Line also provides online peer-support through e-mail and instant messaging — just contact askus@youthline.ca.

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