Monthly Resources – October 2022
Curated Links to Excellent Bullying Prevention Resources
PACER is an acronym for the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights, which was formed in 1976 and has become PACER Center Champions for Children with Disabilities. PACER now maintains more than 30 programs, including The National Bullying Prevention Center featured in this newsletter. Check PACER whenever you need resources for inclusion!
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fast Fact: Preventing Bullying section offers the video shown at the top of this newsletter, identifies bullying as an adverse childhood experience, defines the behavior, and describes its frequency, consequences and prevention. You may choose to use the CDC’s Preventing Bullying Fact Sheet to inform class activities, discussion and various assignments.
Stopbullying.gov is an official website of the United States government, and offers numerous videos for kids, divided into “younger” and “older” kids, as well as a section called Videos & Social Media for middle and high school students. (As always, preview for your specific classes.) Stopbullying.gov also features many articles illuminating various aspects of bullying risks, roles, prevention, intervention and healing.
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) page explains RCW 28A.600.477, model policy and the requirement of compliance officers in each school district. Definitions, sample forms, and program planning resources, such as a checklist for choosing resources that fulfill best practices in HIB prevention, are included on the page.