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 your Teaching & Learning Specialist to schedule professional development trainings or for more information.
Online Resources on Bullying
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.
According to cergralpalsyguidance.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.
According to this article on DrugRehab.com, numerous studies have established a relationship between bullying, psychological health and substance abuse.
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.
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.
Information on laws regarding cyber bullying, what types of harassment it includes, and what role you can take in combatting the problem.
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.
- 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
PBS Kids has dedicated a section of their child- friendly site to educating children about what bullying is, how to handle it, and how to spot a target of bullying. They also have information that gets kids involved in making their school a “bully-free zone.”
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.
- 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
Bullying in the Headlines
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