Bullying and Internet Safety Resources

As adults – as parents, educators, mentors, it’s our job to educate kids on the power of the technology they treat as a toy.  On this page, I’m collecting a list of links to various resources – blogs of first-hand accounts of bullying terror, news stories that describe in detail what happens to kids who engage in bullying behavior, and where you can go for help – if you’re bullied, are the parent of a bullied child, or even a bully who’s ready to stop hurting people. If you have a link to share, please email me at pattyblount3 at gmail dot com.  Let this be our wake-up call.

The child you save could be your own.

 

October is Bullying Awareness Month

Visit the Anti-Bullying Project to learn more.

 

Author and mom Candace Ganger refuses to sit idle. She launched END. IT. NOW – a project aimed at stopping bullying for good. Please visit her blog for ways you can help. There’s even a video (look for my appearance!) to motivate you.

If you’re a teacher or librarian, email me for SEND wristbands or click the SEND menu to download a copy of the Discussion Guide.

Teach kids how to stand UP to bullying instead of stand by. Did you know when bystanders speak for victims, bullying STOPS 57% of the time? Go here for more advice. http://www.standuptobullying.org/ and http://www.stopbullying.gov/respond/be-more-than-a-bystander

Read the eSafety Guide for Parents and this Cyberbullying post on KidsHealth.

Hopeline4Teens – a website for teens BY teens. Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez offer advice on any issue and it’s all anonymous. Note: In March, 2012, Hopeline4Teens changed their name to Encourage The Youth.

Single Dad Laughing – one of the hardest-to-read-but-must-be-read accounts I’ve found

Ryan Patrick Halligan – whose father spoke at my sons’ school

Ellen Degeneres on the death of a Rutgers student outed by his dorm mates.

Suicide Hotlines – if you feel like there’s no one to talk to, call one.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) – New York State law. Could this be a model for the rest of the country?

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