Resources and Links

Definition of Bullying
Section 25.0341 of the Texas Education Code provides the legal definition of bullying as written, verbal, or physical action that physically harms a student or his/her property or causes a reasonable fear of injury. It further stipulates that the action is "sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive enough" to create a seriously hostile education environment for the victim.

www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov 
– Provides information on what is bullying, recognizing the warning signs, knowing the risk factors, getting help, and more.

www.connectsafely.org 
– For parents, teens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. The website has safety tips and advice, news and views as well as resources and more.

www.cyberbullying.us 
- Provides up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyber-bullying among adolescents.

Girl Wars, by Cheryl Dellasega Ph. D. and Charisse Nixon Ph.D. 12 Strategies that will end female bullying.

I Wish I Knew What to Do, Edited by Beth Carls and Amy Looper. Stories from teens about what really goes on before, during, and after school about bullying.

Odd Girl Speaks Out, by Rachel Simmons. Girls write about bullies, cliques, popularity, and jealousy.

Please Stop Laughing at Me, by Jodee Blanco. A powerful memoir chronicling how one child was shunned and physically abused by her classmates from elementary school through high school. This is a vivid story that can open our eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying.
www.samhsa.gov 
– Provides information on how to start a conversation about bullying with your child and how to take action against bullying.

www.stopcyberbullying.com 
–Provides information on how cyberbullying works, why children cyberbully, how to prevent it and take action against it and much

The Bullied, The Bully, and The Bystander, by Barbara Coloroso. From Pre-School to High School how parents and teachers can help break the cycle of violence.

“Words Will NEVER Hurt Me” – Helping Kids Handle Teasing, Bullying and Putdowns, by Sally Northway Ogden. A practical guide for parents and educators making complicated human behaviors simple. more.

www.tolerance.org 
- A project of the southern poverty law center with professional development, classroom activities, teaching kits, and resources to teach tolerance.
www.trevorromain.com 
–(“15 Days of Caring Curriculum”)Promotes socialemotional and physical fitness for kids.

Tongue FU! At School, by Sam Horn. 30 ways to get along better with teachers, principals, students, and parents.


Take the Bully by the Horns, by Sam Horn. Stop unethical, uncooperative, or unpleasant people from running and ruining your life.
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