Don't just stand there. Do something.
Bullying is a widespread problem in the United States.
Visit Where can I find federal data on bullying? to find more bullying related statistics.
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This online training course from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for professionals in education, health and mental health, and related fields examines the causes and
effects of bullying, prevention techniques and programs, screening,
treatment options, and legal/ethical issues surrounding bullying.
Bullying Solutions (forthcoming)
This resource from SAMHSA offers principals free information and ready-to-use tools to develop and implement their own quality,
research-based initiatives. Site features include materials such as
PowerPoint presentations, brochures, posters, letters, and articles;
online surveys for principals and students; a step-by-step program
calendar; a bullying reporting template and discipline guide; and
The Department of Labor’s National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth partnered with the PACER Center to develop this initiative on Teen Bullying.
This fact sheet from Stop Bullying Now! provides an overview of the bullying problem, reviews the effects of bullying, discusses children who bully and research on bullying, and looks at what works in bullying
STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. To support this effort, the
STRYVE website provides communities with the knowledge and resources
to be successful in preventing youth violence. Resources include
up-to-date bullying facts and statistics and bullying prevention
This fact sheet from Stop Bullying Now! discusses what bullying is, its prevalence, and bullying and gender. It also explores the consequences of bullying and looks at adult responses to bullying.
To learn more, check out our youth topic page on bullying.
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