Bullying and School Safety

Bullies to Buddies: Bullies2Buddies.com is dedicated to ending the suffering of victims of teasing and bullying throughout the world by empowering victims to solve their problem and turn their bullies into buddies. The information on the website is the work of Izzy Kalman, a school psychologist and psychotherapist. Included on the website are “How to Stop Being Bullied and Teased Without Really Trying” for kids and “A Revolutionary Manual for Handling Children’s Aggression” for adults. This is a neat site, although you have to wade through a lot of self-promotion and advertising.

Center for the Prevention of School Violence: North Carolina’s Center for the Prevention of School Violence is one of the nation’s first school safety centers. Its “efforts in support of safer schools are directed at understanding the problems of school violence and developing solutions to them.” While the layout of this website is very creative, it makes navigation a bit tricky. However, persistence in exploring the site can pay off when you find the informational articles, links, and descriptions of Center programs that it provides.

OPERATION RESPECT: Don’t Laugh At Me: Don’t Laugh at Me programs are designed to inspire children, along with their teachers and other educators, to transform their classrooms and schools into "Ridicule Free Zones". You can order or download these programs free of charge from the website. The webpage also features information for parents on preventing teasing and bullying, testimonials from kids who have used the Don’t Laugh at Me program, and other resources.

The Safety Zone: The Safety Zone is a project of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) that provides information and materials related to school safety. Check out the Links section and the Useful Publications link that is featured on the homepage.