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Stop Bullying

OEA Center for Teaching & Learning Bullying Workshops

Teaching & Learning workshops allow you to learn about the breadth and depth of bullying in schools, its forms, the people involved, and a comprehensive anti-bullying program you can implement in your school.

Contact Mike McIlwee, Teaching and Learning Specialist, to schedule professional development trainings or for more information.

Online Resources on Bullying

For Everyone

  • Bullying and Its Consequences: While it sometimes seems like a natural part of childhood, there really is no reason for bullying to exist. Among the most common consequences of bullying is depression, which in turn can lead to the use of antidepressants, drugs that come with their own serious consequences and side effects. From RecallReport.org.
  • Bullying and Children with Disabilities: According to cerbralpalsyguidance.com, children with disabilities are often bullied, particularly at school. The website offers tips and information that will help parents, teachers and caregivers combat bullying.
  • Bullying and Substance Abuse: According to this article on DrugRehab.com, numerous studies have established a relationship between bullying, psychological health and substance abuse.
  • Bully Free: It Starts With Me: This NEA site offers information on the role adults can play in preventing bullying, recommended reading on the subject, and student testimonies about their experiences with bullying.
  • Cyberbullying Research Center: CRC is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Lots of resources and research.
  • Stop Cyberbullying: Information on laws regarding cyber bullying, what types of harassment it includes, and what role you can take in combating the problem.
  • Bullying Prevention: The Oklahoma State Department of Education has a detailed section on preventing bullying. The page includes links to curriculum, professional development, resources, an FAQ, and a number of tools for schools.
  • Schoolsafety.gov has a section dedicated to tips for creating a safer environment by addressing bullying and cyberbulling.

For Educators

  • Facebook for Educators: There are a number of anti-bullying sites on Facebook (Stop Bullying: Speak Out has more than 2 million “likes.”) Search “bullying” or anti-bullying” to find a site you like.
  • The Committee for Children: The Committee for Children is a global nonprofit organization working to prevent bullying, violence and child abuse. Their site offers resources like “Second Step,” a guide for teaching social skills, and “Steps to Respect,” a bullying prevention program.
  • U.S. Department of Education: Bullying Fact Sheet
  • U.S. Department of Education: Bullying Guidance Information

For Parents

  • StopBullying.gov: This site includes comprehensive information on bullying for everyone. The parent’s index includes resources for educating your community, working with your child’s school to combat bullying, bully proofing your child and what to do if your child is bullying others.

  • Digital Safety: This article gives a quick overview of internet dangers. Great for parents for teaching their children, with a helpful cyberbullying tips in the keeping kids safe section and a part on social media.

Bullying Statistics

  • Approximately 40% to 80% of school-age children experience bullying at some point during their school careers
  • 20-40% of bullying victims actually report being bullied
  • 5-15% of students are constantly bullied
  • 27% of students are bullied because of their refusal to engage in common sexual practices
  • 25% of students encourage bullying if not given proper education and support in anti-bullying techniques

Source: American Psychological Association