Put a STOP to Bullying in Your School

At least 28 percent of students 12-18 are bullied at school. As much as 6 percent of students report having been threatened with harm. 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. Resources

You can find a whole host of resources from, including bullying prevention training modules and a useful infographic on bullying.


NAESP Stop Bullying Bookmark

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

NAESP's partnered with 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.

This three-hour course addresses how principals can effectively stop bullying and cyberbullying.
NAESP members have access to the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program through state affiliates. For more information, contact the NAESP Foundation.

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.

NAESP Articles

Bullying prevention resources you need to be a better principal.

NAESP/NPRC Bookstore

Provides guidelines describing the principal’s role in leading diverse communities, including the necessity of creating a school culture that supports every child’s well-being, safety, and self-confidence.
Follow this seven-step framework to bully-proof your school.


Possible solutions to the serious issue of bullying were examined as NAESP and 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

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Bullying Prevention Policy Guidelines

California Department of Education Sample Policy for Bullying Prevention

Delaware’s Model Bully Prevention Policy

Model Policy on Bullying for Schools in DuPage County (Illinois)

Broward County (Florida) Anti-Bullying Policy Procedural Manual 2010-11

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:

Requires public schools to adopt comprehensive anti-bullying policies, including 18 pages of "required components," and to file twice yearly reports on incidents. Considered to be the toughest bullying law in the United States.
Outlines prevention policies for North Dakota public schools; includes a section on nonpublic schools.
Requires schools to create and implement bully prevention plans.
Find out how each state is addresses bullying through anti-bullying laws on


General Resources

Shares information from government agencies, including the Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services, on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Provides information about the U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center’s training and technical assistance, products and tools, and latest research findings.
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Crisis Prevention

Download the Bullying Prevention Tip Kit from CPI, an organization created for human services professionals to address the need for training in safe and respectful environments.
Access anti-bullying resources, including educational toolkits, awareness toolkits, and contest ideas.
Offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling.
Geared to students, this Cartoon Network site includes sections on what to do and speaking up as well as a comic challenge to make your own stop bullying comic strip.
A feature-length documentary that follows "a year in the life" of five students and their families who have been affected by bullying. With the film at its center, The Bully Project also is a grassroots movement to educate and empower kids, parents, and school staff, to build strong, supportive, and safe communities.
Offers five concrete practices from the U.S. Department of Education’s Doing What Works website to help elementary school teachers reduce the frequency of common types of behavior problems and promote positive behavior.
A New England Journal on Civil and Criminal Confinement article by Douglas E. Abrams, a law professor at the University of Missouri
Materials from the non-profit Welcoming Schools that addresses bias based bullying.
Website of the teenage author of That's Great Advice - Advice from Pro Athletes for Kids, Written by a Kid includes information on anti-bullying efforts and positive character development.
An in-depth look at what bullying is, why it happens, and what can be done to prevent it.


Resources in Spanish

A 56-page booklet from the Federal Trade Commission with practical tips to help parents talk with their kids about staying safe online.
Offers warning signs for parents to have on their radar, ways parents can help kids, and advice for kids.
Being promoted by Lucé Vela, the first lady of Puerto Rico, and AT&T, this Spanish-language website is designed to educate parents and teachers about bullying.