High School Student(s)  

Post K-12


Bullying / Meanness

Information About Bullying

  • Bullying Frequently Asked Questions
    • These FAQ about bullying are extracted from key concepts presented in the California Department of Education's publication titled Bullying at School (PDF).
  • Stop Bullying: Recourse for Teachers, Parents and Administrators   
    • VIDEO - Stephanie Papas, CA Dept of Education talks about what is being done on the education front to counter bullying and cyber bullying. She gives resources for parents & teachers on how to handle bullying.
  • Teaching Tolerance
    • SITE - A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
  • The Bullyproof Classroom
    • SITE - Excellent website offering professional development for teachers.  Allows teachers to sign up for newsletters, anti-bullying activities and lesson plans.
  • How Great Teachers Can Identify and Prevent Bullying in Schools
    • SITE / BLOG - Full of resources that covers research about what makes a bully, how to identify a bully, types of bullying, and even when authority figures are the bullies.
  • How Can A School Community Promote an Anti-Bullying Climate?
    • SITE - California Department of Education suggests ways that schools can promote an anti-bullying climate.  It gives ideas like school mascots promoting values and messages.  The website also says leadership classes, school plays, and school message boards are a good way to get students actively participating.
    • SITE -'s purpose is to prevent bullying in our society through education and awareness. Site provides educational programs and resources for individuals, families, educational institutions and organizations. Available online learning and educational resources in order to help people deal effectively and positively with the act of bullying.
  • Cyberbullying Prevention and Intervention Tips
    • SITE / PDF - Anti-Defamation League's thorough tip sheet on cyberbullying for teachers, parents and administrators. Lots of resources and information on Cyberbullying

Information on Cyber-Bullying

  • What Is Cyberbullying
    • SITE - very useful site provides facts on cyberbullying, the effects of cyberbullying, the frequency of cyberbullying, how to prevent and report cyberbullying.
  • STOP Cyberbullying
    • SITE - easy to follow site that teaches what cyber-bullying is, why people do it, the laws surrounding it and ways to prevent it from happening.
  • Cyberbullying PSA
    • VIDEO - on cyber bullying with examples. Also includes some good statistics.
  • Cyber Bullying Research Center
    • RESEARCH SITE - Charts depicting data from studies about cyber bullying, taken in southern California.

Personal Bullying Stories

  • Bullied Celebrities
    • SITE - You're not alone, even celebrities like Jessica Alba, Christian Bale, Tom Cruise and Megan Fox were bullied. Read excerpts of their bullying stories.
  • Bullying Stories
    • SITE/BLOG - Good outlet to share your story. Site was started by a victim looking to express the bullying he experienced as a youth from his current adult perspective. Many personal stories along with other bullying resources and comments from the public.
  • Stop Bullying, Speak Up
    • VIDEO/SITE - Cartoon Network speaks up against bullying by providing video testimonials of victims of all ages sharing their stories of bullying, how its changed them and ways to help. Helpful question and answer section.
  • If You Really Knew Me
    • VIDEO/SITE - Great for kids to watch. This is an MTV series dedicated towards the personal stories of bullied students. Many episodes with loads of information.
  • Letters to a Bullied Girl
    • VIDEO - Inspiring story that introduces a book of letters, inspired by two sisters who wrote to a girl when they heard about how she was bullied.

Helpful Books

  • Bullying at School and Online (Free e-Book)
    • A free downloadable e-Book full of quick facts for parents and educators to reference.
  • Bullying in North American Schools
    • BOOK - Bullying in North American Schools is an exciting compilation of research on bullying in school-aged youth by a representative group of researchers, including developmental, social, counseling, school, and clinical psychologists across North America.
  • Bullying in American Schools: Causes, Preventions, Interventions
    • BOOK - Chapter One defines bullying as a form of violence among children and discusses characteristics of bullies. Chapter Two identifies myths about bullies and presents research that dispels those myths. Chapter Three considers how serious violence begins with seemingly innocent put-downs and teasing. Chapter Four explores how bullying may indicate the beginning of a generally antisocial and rule-breaking behavior pattern that can extend into adulthood, and presents successful programs and interventions. Chapter Five presents useful solutions and strategies to stop bullying.


Creating Emotionally Safe Schools; A Guide for Parents & Educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein

  • This thoroughly readable, research-based book covers all the bases—including, social, neurological, emotional, academic, cultural and physical factors that impact the emotional climate of a school, and how safe schools feel to the people who spend their time there.

    Topics include:
    * safety and the brain
    * childhood stress, coping, and compention
    * body and mind
    * violence in kids’ lives
    * the changing role of school
    * the need for community
    * the school as a dysfunctional family
    * failure, discrimination, and belonging
    * testing and feedback
    * temperament and labels
    * different ways of learning and being “smart”
    * discipline and behavioral issues
    * resiliency and social competence
    * the physical environment
    * teacher safety, training and support
    * the role of the administrator
    * parents and community

Discover the many contributing factors in this groundbreaking sourcebook on emotional safety in schools, with research, facts, and personal anecdotes capable of changing the state of education.

Raves for Creating Emotionally Safe Schools - What People Are Saying about this Book

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher; A Guide for First-Year Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein

  • With practical ideas and honest cautions, this book encompasses a wide range of helpful topics including an exploration of what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices, personal assets that will increase the odds of your survival and success, and specifc strategies for winning in a win-lose system.

    Becoming a Win-Win Teacher will help you become a welcome, established, and effective member of a school community—without sacrificing your personality, intentions, or ideals.

    For people entering the field of education today, whether straight out of college as a first career, or mid-career switchers coming to education later in life, with topics and tips relevant and helpful for veterans as well—especially those working in a lead teacher, support provider, or mentor for newcomers to the classroom.

    The book includes handy charts, self-assessment surveys, planning pages, and activity sheets. For all grade levels and for anyone working in a school setting, this book is also a great resource for college professors and seminar or study group leaders. A great companion book to The Win-Win Classroom.

The Win-Win Classroom Facilitator’s Guide; A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management by Dr. Jane Bluestein

  • An essential guidebook for anyone teaching college courses or leading training programs on classroom management. Help teachers establish win-win authority relationships with students and improve the overall climate in their classrooms, schools, and districts!

    Based on Dr. Bluestein’s book, The Win-Win Classroom, this guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help teachers prevent discipline problems, build student accountability, end frustrating power struggles, improve school climate, reduce failure and improve achievement, accommodate a wide range of learner preferences, and create a positive social culture with kids of all ages.
  • The Facilitator’s Guide to The Win-Win Classroom is ideal for college course instructors, staff developers, or anyone leading professional training for groups of any size—including study groups, small workshops, or large seminars.

Financial Aid

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