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Below is a list of organizations that provide information and resources about youth bullying.
Designed jointly by Beyond Differences and Islamic Networks Group (ING), the Know Your Classmates curriculum is designed to make schools more inclusive by breaking down barriers around racism, stereotypes and cultural differences. Launched with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the curriculum includes in-class exercises to address Islamophobia, which is leading to social isolation and bullying of Muslim students. The idea to create a curriculum entitled Know Your Classmates grew from the national ING-led Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters program which was launched at the White House late last year.
The Family and Youth Institute strengthens and empowers individuals, families, and communities through research and education efforts that promote positive youth development, healthy marriages, effective parenting, and mental health and well being. Their Bullying of Muslim Youth Report summarizes the research findings on bullying experiences of American Muslim children and briefly provides recommendations and strategies for supporting their development. Their Bullying Prevention Toolkit provides a collection of bullying prevention resources in one convenient location.
A collaboration between the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health and Human Services, StopBullying.gov provides a wide variety of information for kids, teens, adults, educators, parents, and involved community members in the fight to stop bullying. StopBullying.gov also releases news on the latest information in the anti-bullying world, such as a report on the second annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit that occurred in September of 2011.
Founded in 2006 by PACER, an organization championing children with disabilities, the National Bullying Prevention Center has created resources to allow individuals and communities to stop bullying against all students, including students with disabilities. The National Bullying Prevention Center founded National Bullying Prevention month six years ago. PACER and its anti-bullying program have been featured on Ellen DeGeneres’ website, the CBS Today Show, CNN with Anderson Cooper and Josh Levs, PEOPLE, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Yahoo! Kids, and a Facebook-sponsored campaign reaching more than 15 million. In 2011, PACER was invited to the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention.
Named after key bullying researcher Dan Olweus, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), originating in Norway, has permeated hundreds of schools in every U.S. state. Additional studies of these efforts in the U.S. are being conducted by the authors of OBPP and other researchers.
Founded in 1996, Community Matters takes pride in its flagship Safe Schools Ambassador Program, an anti-bullying program implemented in over 900 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Founder Rick Phillips, MS Ed., has delivered keynote speeches and presented workshops at more than 450 national and state conferences related to educational and anti-bullying efforts.
Not In Our Town’s unique approach is based on the premise that real change takes place at the local level. NOIT focuses on solutions to inspire and empower communities to create a world where all residents stand together to stop hate and promote safety and inclusion for all; where students and school leaders work to prevent bullying and intolerance, and promote kindness, and law enforcement and communities join forces to prevent hate crimes and violence. Here are some resources for educators and students: