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Websites

 

There are numerous websites available in the Internet that address offline and online peer cruelty. Feel free to use this list as your starting point. Also included below is a listing of some experts who offer informative articles /blog posts on their websites.

www.bullying.org
This is an informative, kid-friendly website to help raise awareness of bullying, provide support and offer resources. Children on this website have a voice and can share their experiences with others.

www.connectsafely.org
ConnectSafely.org, co-directed by internationally renowned technology journalists Anne Collier and Larry Magid, is a wonderful resource for parents, teens, educators, advocates, policy makers—anyone who is interested in the impacts of the social Web. Here you will find perspective on safe, civil use of the Web and mobile technology.

www.cyberbullying.us
This is the website for the Cyberbullying Research Center, a great resource created by nationally renowned researchers / experts Dr. Justin Patchin and Dr. Sameer Hinduja. Their website offers extensive information, resources, and fact sheets on cyberbullying. Highly recommended.

www.eyesonbullying.org
Created by the Education Development Center, Inc., this website is both informative and user-friendly. Check out their Toolkit, in PDF format, which includes insights, strategies, activities, and resources to address bullying for caregivers, parents, and youth.

www.iroc2.org
The brainchild of Executive Director Richard Guerry, this website focus on helping all members of the digital community be digitally safe, responsible and aware.

www.mediasmarts.ca
Media Smarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy, promotes critical thinking skills in young people about the impact of today’s media on society.

www.netsmartz.org
This resource, provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, addresses a wide variety of Internet safety issues for kids ages five to seventeen, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement officers.

www.puttingfamilyfirst.org
The mission of this website is to help families build close family relationships—the very basic foundation of healthy child and youth development.

www.shapingyouth.org
Shaping Youth provides a wonderful forum for addressing media and marketing’s influence on kids and what we adults can do to change the toxic values being marketed to our youth. Amy Jussel is the organization’s dedicated founder and executive director.

www.stopbullying.gov
The federal government’s website, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is chock-full of great information for kids and adults to learn more about bullying and cyberbullying and what can be done to help reduce and prevent it.

www.stopbullyingworld.com
This is the official website for the International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA). This website supports research-based anti-bullying programs worldwide.

www.stopcyberbullying.org 
This website is part of WiredSafety.org, founded by Executive Director and Internet privacy and security attorney Parry Aftab. It includes advice to schools, parents, and students.

www.survivingbullies.com
This website, created by The Surviving Bullies Project, offers a variety of resources on the issue of bullying including other leading anti-bullying websites worldwide, articles for young adults and parents, programs for schools, research information, real-life stories from former targets, and more.

www.teachingtolerance.org
Founded by Southern Poverty Law Center, this is a wonderful website for school educators and administrators interested in reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and fostering respect for differences among children.

 

Check Out What These Experts Have To Say:


Anne Collier & Larry Magid
www.connectsafely.org
Larry and Anne are renowned technology advocates, journalists, and the co-directors of a very informative website that offers practical perspectives on the safe, civil use of the Web and mobile technology.

Jane Bluestein
www.janebluestein.com
Dr. Bluestein’s work inspires “positive and practical ways to connect with one another in caring, emotionally safe environments.” An award-winning author, Dr. Bluestein has a lot of experience in teaching and working with at-risk youth.  

Michele Borba
www.micheleborba.com
Dr. Borba is an internationally renowned child expert, author, speaker and educator. You will find wonderful articles on her “Reality Check” blog, in which she shares tips, tools, and resources to help caring adults raise caring, responsible kids.

Rachel Simmons
www.rachelsimmons.com
Rachel’s blogs and videos help to empower girls to connect with their peers in pro-social ways. She’s also the co-founder of Girls Leadership Institute (www.girlsleadershipinstitute.org), a national nonprofit that teaches girls, educators, and parents the core practices of emotional intelligence, healthy relationships, and assertive self-expression.

Rosalind Wiseman
rosalindwiseman.com
Bestselling author of Queen Bees & Wannabees, and Masterminds & Wingmen, Rosalind Wiseman is a great resource for parents and educators on girl world and boy world. The issues she addresses in her blog are current and relevant.

Stan Davis  
www.stopbullyingnow.com
Author of Schools Where Everyone Belongs and one of the founding members of the International Bullying Prevention Association, Stan provides definitions, intervention strategies, advice, and resources on his website. Also check out Stan and Dr. Charisse Nixon’s Youth Voice Project, in which they asked over 11,700 kids across the country, “What advice are you getting from adults when comes to dealing with bullying? What advice are you getting from your peers? What advice is most helpful? What advice is least helpful?” Fascinating results!