Bullying Resources

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.

Find below a variety of resources that may help all of us to recognize bullying and what to do once we have.

Pacer Center
The National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness and teach effective ways to respond to bullying. Read and learn more about them at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/ .

The Trevor Project
The 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. You can learn more about The Trevor Project and the other great programs they have at their website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ .

GLSEN is also a great organization that is working to eradicate bullying and bias in schools. Their website is: http://www.glsen.org/ .

Stomp Out Bullying
STOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying. Find out more on their website: http://stompoutbullying.org .

Stop Bullying Now
A 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 much more! http://www.stopbullying.gov/

Cartoon Network 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. http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/stop-bullying/

Human Rights Campaign
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. You can learn more at http://www.welcomingschools.org/ .

The sites above are maintained by their respective organizations. The opinions expressed in these sites are the organizations' own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Gouverneur Central School District.