Kids Are Worth ItBully Handout For Teens
Excerpts from The Bully, the bullied, and the bystander, Barbara Colorso © 2002.
Full version at http://www.kidsareworthit.com/
Bullying, What is it?Bullying is not an act to take lightly. Many communities think that it is something that doesn't happen in their towns. This is one of the biggest problems with bullying; not recognizing it only makes it worse. It is important for people to realize that it is a problem and we all need to work together to remove it from the hallways of our schools.
There are many different types of bullying, making it difficult to pinpoint exact incidences of bullying and teach kids to identify occurrences accurately. Bullying can happen anytime, anywhere and does frequently happen in schools and online.
A sampling of resources have been provided that may help all of us to recognize bullying and what to do once we have.
Pacer CenterThe National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness and teach effective ways to respond to bullying. http://www.pacer.org/bullying/
The Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project runs the Trevor Lifeline, a 24-hour, national crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ teens. The number is 1-866-488-7386. They have also added text and online chat capabilities. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/.
GLSENGLSEN is also a great organization that is working to eradicate bullying and bias in schools. http://www.glsen.org/.
Change the CultureSTOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying. http://stompoutbullying.org.
Stop BullyingA fun way for children and adults to learn all about bullying and what you can do to stop it. This site offers webisodes, games, and much more! http://www.stopbullying.gov/
Speak UpOne 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.