DPI offers a number of avenues for schools to enhance their anti-bullying efforts to create safer and more respectful schools. The effectiveness of the type of intervention often relates to its comprehensiveness and the amount of time and effort a school dedicates to incorporating them into already existing structures. Click on the Curriculum, Days of Observance, Training Modules, and Video Gallery icons to access your anti-bullying resources now!





Resources & Links
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Contact the program developers directly for the most current information.

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BCPS is committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe, respectful and violence-free environment. This authorized List of Bullying Prevention & Intervention Programs & Curriculum includes evidence-based interventions, curriculums and proven programs available to BCPS staff. Each resource is accessible via its link, or by contacting DPI at 754-321-1655.

 

The ‘ABC’s of Bullying Prevention Book’:  contains three bullying prevention lessons for every grade level designed to be taught each year, over the school life of each Broward County student.

Abolish Bullying

Anti-Defamation League has numerous excellent resources on diversity and tolerance.

Anti-drug Parents

The Assertion Jar – grades 3-12 activity by Teaching Tolerance is best used in your classroom to practice refutation skills.

BEEP – for School District employees, the Discovery Health resource has innumerable videos, classroom exercises and lesson plans

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: describes the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. It includes practical suggestions from professionals and advocates who have successfully started these programs in their communities.

Blueprints for Violence Prevention series. Boulder, Colo.: Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, 1999; “Bullying Prevention: Recommendations for Kids”

Bully Free Alberta

Bullying Awareness Week, November 15 – 21, 2009 Theme: “Stand Up! (to bullying)”

bullyinginfo.org: Find Youth Info has info on all federal resources on bullying

Bullying prevention activities from the National Crime Prevention Council

Bullying Prevention Resource Guide 2015: provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on bullying prevention. It is divided into seven sections: (1) Organizations and Websites; (2) Data, Definitions, and Research; (3) Programs, Campaigns, and Toolkits; (4) Policies, Laws, and Legislation; (5) Publications and Resources; (6) At-Risk Populations; and (7) Bullying and Co-Occurring Issues.

Bullying Resources: the website created by the Canadian educator who first used the term cyberbullying

Care for Children: ‘Everything you always wanted to know about child care’ including bullying.

The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

CHAMPs and Foundations materials and information, Randy Sprick, Safe and Civil Schools

Civil Rights Division of The Department of Justice’s released a video that focuses on stopping bullying and harassment of LGBT youth, as well as other youth who do not conform to traditional expectations about gender roles or appearance. The video is part of the Division’s “It Gets Better” project.

Common Sense Media – lessons on online safety, cyber citizenship, and cyberbullying grades K-12

Curriculum Connections Cyberbullying – provides educators with the tools to increase awareness about the problem of cyberbullying.

Concerned Children’s Advertisers

Crisis Preparedness and Response webpage: Crisis preparedness is the responsibility of every school, community, and state. The webpage includes resources sub-divided by preparedness, response, and recovery.

“Day of Silence” Planning Manual

Discovery Health curriculum – free for Broward County Public School Teachers, access it via Broward County Public School’s BEEP Portal.

Division of Violence Prevention’s website highlighting resources for school violence. This site includes a number of resources including fact sheets, tips for coping with stress, data resources, prevention resources, and current CDC research on youth interpersonal violence.

Eyes on Bullying Education Development Center

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a study Fight Crime: Invest in Kids “Troubled Kids”

First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online.

Florida Department of Education

Florida Gay Straight Alliance

Florida Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse: a toll-free telephone line (1-888-356-4774) is available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the strands of prevention.

Get Real About Violence – a researched and proven program for K-12.  8-12 weeks on anger management/violence prevention.  Access it via Broward County Public School’s BEEP Portal.

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula.

Health Teacher: numerous free lessons related to health including bullying

Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report, 2010: presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety

The International Bullying Prevention Association

It’s OK to Feel Different – activity for students grades K-5 that shows how bullying is not OK.

iSafe – Internet Safety; Internet Bullying/Harassment for parents, staff or students with videos.

Joe’s Story – “Let’s Fight it Together” – Video and Lesson Plan on Cyberbullying for ages 10-18.

Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools provides researchers and prevention specialists with a set of tools to assess violence-related beliefs, behaviors, and influences, as well as to evaluate programs to prevent youth violence.

My Name is Savannah, Savannah a 12 years old and a victim of bullying created this video for all of her friends who have experienced the same.

National Resource Center for Safe Schools, The Safety Zone

Mix It Up at Lunch Day – see also Teaching Tolerance.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has information on research based curriculums and proven programs

New Zealand Police guidelines for safe and bully‐free schools

No Name Calling Week, Educational Activities against Name Calling

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, a download-able resource from Hazelden – Olweus Tips for parents dealing with violence/bullying.

The Ophelia Project – lots of resources all about relational aggression and bullying.

Pacer’s National Center for Bullying Prevention:  PACER Center PSA Videos available for download,  Elementary school tool kit for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week  which encourages communities to work together to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on children.  Has classroom lessons, coloring books, posters, and other resources for all ages.

Preventing Classroom Bullying: What Teachers Can Do Booklet, by Jim Wright

Peace Corps lesson plans on peace and culture

Posters:  SBBC’s Program Development Department has created inexpensive anti-bullying posters available for both primary and secondary classrooms

Reality Avenue Show: “Bullying:  Who Holds the REAL Power?”  CLICK HERE to watch the show or access classroom exercises, lesson plans, or discussion prompters.

Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, Albuquerque Public Schools

CDC School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence. Students have the right to learn in a safe and protective school environment. These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.

School Health Index:  can help schools implement school health guidelines and related strategies through this self-assessment and planning tool

Schools Anti Bullying Web Gateway

SERAPH Problem Solving Company, School Safety in America, “A Well Managed School is a Safe School”

Stop Bullying Now Campaign:  provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.  If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help.

Student Support Services Project

Support Group Method (formerly No Blame Approach). Lucky Duck Publishing

Surgeon General’s report on youth violence. This report uses a public health approach to examine the issue of youth interpersonal violence. It examines the factors that lead young people to gravitate toward violence, reviews the factors that protect youth from perpetrating violence and identifies 27 effective research-based preventive strategies.

The Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)

Teaching tolerance, Speak Up!

“That’s so Gay!” – LGBTQ related – Have you been reminding others to “Think B4 You Speak” at school or in your community?  Click to View VIDEOS and/or to download the corresponding Educators Guide.

Teaching Tolerance – Classroom activities and teaching kits with videos.

UK Department for Children, Schools and Families, “Tackling school bullying”

“Walk Away” Video and bystander activation Lesson Plan designed by CCA to educate children about the positive role that they can play as on-lookers or bystanders in helping to prevent bullying, and provides them with tools to start making a difference.

Who We REALLY Are – read aloud “I Look Like a Girl” by Sheila Hamanaka and have students grades 1-5 make their own self-portraits.

“Words Hurt” Video and the related lesson plans. They are designed by CCA, not to frighten, but to highlight the issue of verbal and social bullying, to encourage empathy for the victim and to empower others to recognize the hurt and damage caused by these forms of bullying.

Word that Heal – Using Children’s Literature to Increase Empathy and Help Students Cope with Bullying.

Policy & Forms
image029Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9 The School Board of Broward County has one of the nation’s most comprehensive Anti-Bullying policies. Policy 5.9 adopted on July 22, 2008, was designed to help ensure all students can feel safe and respected while attending school. The District’s Anti-Bullying Policy specifically prohibits bullying of or by any District student or employee, with consequences for those acts that meet the definition of bullying as defined in the policy. The policy defines “Bullying” as systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees. To be determined to be bullying, the behavior must be all three:
R – Repeated (more than once)
I – Imbalance of Power (involve or be characterized by)
P – Purposeful (intent to do harm)
The policy sets forth guidelines for the identification and reporting of bullying as well as a timeline for the investigation and appeals process. The Anti-Bullying Policy was developed by a District task force, which included the essential components of community and parental involvement. For more information and to utilize or view related tools to the policy, please see below.

Policy 5.9
Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9

Other Policy Related Forms
INVESTIGATION Flow Chart Staff & Students
APPEAL Bullying Flow Chart Staff & Students
Bullying Complaint Report Form
Bullying Witness Statement Form
Staff & Student Notification Forms
What to do if my child is being bullied?
BCPS is committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe, respectful and violence-free environment. This authorized List of Bullying Prevention & Intervention Programs & Curriculum includes evidence-based interventions, curriculums and proven programs available to BCPS staff. Each resource is accessible via its link, or by contacting DPI at 754-321-1655.

Do you want to make an Anonymous Online Report?
Click here to go to SIU’s Online Anonymous Tipline

Law
Florida’s Anti-Bullying Law

Supporting Videos
Available in the Video Gallery webpage

Data & Surveys

There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic – just go to our Data & Surveys page.

Strategic Plan
Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text. Research has shown cyberbullying is no less severe than traditional playground bullying and in many instances it is more psychologically harmful because there is no escape. Cyber-bullies are able to invade every facet of their victim’s existence, 24/7. Get more information and cyberbullying curriculum.
Workshops & Trainings

Partnership meeting on 2/11/16:  BCPS Bullying Prevention Overview