Put a STOP to Bullying in Your School
Every 7 minutes a child is bullied on the school playground. Every month 3 million students are absent from school because they feel unsafe. An estimated 18 million children in the United States will be bullied this year. Maintaining a safe, nurturing school environment for students is any school leader’s top priority. These resources can help you combat bullying in your school.
Print enough for your entire school!
Download this PDF of the Stop Bullying Bookmark and ask one of your community partners to underwrite the cost of printing enough bookmarks for every student.
NAESP Partnership With Education.com
NAESP's partnered with Education.com to offer a handy 12-page resource for principals and a town hall meeting at the 2012 NAESP Conference.
NAESP Partnership with Hazelden
The NAESP Foundation's partnership with Hazelden Publishing, the leading publisher of programs and curricula for youth substance use prevention and violence prevention, gives members access to several resources.
Ready, Set, Respect! Toolkit from NAESP and GLSEN
Cut the name-calling in your school with Ready, Set, Respect!, a guide for elementary school teachers on establishing a safe classroom culture. “Ready, Set, Respect!” contains lesson plans on name-calling and bullying, as well as tips on inclusive teaching, intervening in bullying incidents, and promoting respectful recess time. The toolkit is based on GLSEN's companion study, "Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States."
Download Ready, Set, Respect!
NAESP Report to Parents
Report to Parents is NAESP's family-friendly bulletin that you can download, photocopy, and send home to your students’ parents and families.
Bullying prevention resources you need to be a better principal.
- No Place for Bullying
Principals must take the lead in creating an atmosphere where bullying prevention is a school and community goal.
- Enhancing the Climate of Safety in Your School
Once safety concerns are identified, clearly defined behavioral expectations and a code of conduct become part of the school culture.
- Climate-based Strategies for Violence Prevention
Some simple, but powerful, strategies can make a drastic difference in the overall climate of your school.
- Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ Youths
Middle school leaders must work to ensure that there is a safe and supportive environment for youths of every sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Building Positive Schoolwide Behavior
A three-tiered system that actively teaches and acknowledges expected behavior has been implemented in more than 7,000 schools.
- Sticks and Stones; Words and Wounds
In her "Postscript" column in Principal magazine, NAESP Executive Director Gail Connelly addresses the principal's role in bullying prevention.
- It's the Law: Cyberbullying
Litigation to date on cyberbullying offers quickly evolving boundaries.
Possible solutions to the serious issue of bullying were examined as NAESP and education.com sponsored a Bullying Town Hall Meeting during the 2012 NAESP Conference and Expo on Thursday, March 22. Watch videos from the event.
On this segment of Lifetime's The Balancing Act, Barbara Chester provides a principal's perspective on cyberbullying and discusses what parents can do to help their children and prevent bullying in schools. Watch the segment.
Bullying Prevention Policies
Bullying Prevention Legislation
A U.S. Department of Education report that examines how well states' bullying laws and model policies cover U.S. Department of Education-identified key legislative and policy components and how state laws are being translated into practice at the school level. Nearly every state has a law covering bullying in schools. Here is a sampling of recent legislation: