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Developed by Common Sense, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families, this portion is focused on teaching students appropriate online behavior to protect themselves and others. Lessons for K-12 are available.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)
Established to promote safe schools for ALL students GLSEN's website identifies a number of initiatives (Day of Silence, No Name-Calling Week, ThinkB4YouSpeak) that address anti-GLBT bias. The Educators section includes lesson plans and curricular tools. (Grades K - 12)
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)
Part of the "Keeping Kids Safe" portion of the NJ Department of Education's website. This section focuses specifically on the Anti-Bullying Civil Rights Act and resources that schools can use to support its implementation. Includes links to government agencies, professional organizations, government reports, regulations and other resources. (Grades K - 12)
Keeping our Kids Safe, Healthy and in School
Part of the N.J. Department of Education webpage, this section focuses on Student Health, Student Behavior, Afterschool Programs, Social Services, Safe and Positive Learning Environment and Other Educational Services. Includes data, policies and guidelines, information about state programs, and many additional resources.
(Grades PreK - 12)
Developed by the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness this website includes links to related websites, a guide to selecting an anti-bullying program, how to get help to deal with bullying and other resources.
(Grades K - 12)
No Name-Calling Week
Inspired by James Howe's book, The Misfits, No Name-Calling Week Coalition was established by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and Simon & Schuster Publishing. This website provide information for students, lesson plans and teaching resources for teachers. Planning materials are available for No Name-Calling Week (one week in January). (Grades K-12)
Founded by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary) Operation Respect is a non-profit organization established to stop bullying. Available free through this website are Don't Laugh at Me (DLAM) programs, (for grades 2-5, for grades 6-8, and summer camps and after-school programs) that use music and video to share a message of acceptance for all. The curricula was developed by the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) of Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR). (Grades 2-8).
The Responsive Classroom approach is a research-based approach to elementary education that emphasizes the importance of teaching both social and academic skills.
It was developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children (NEFC) a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe, challenging, and joyful elementary schools. This website provides teaching suggestions, as well as information about their workshops and other services. (Grades K-5)
A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center the Teaching Tolerance website provides resources and support for reducing prejudice and encouraging respect for differences in schools. Resources include free film kits, an online magazine, a blog of news items, sample lesson plans and teaching activities.
Words that Heal: Using Children's Literature to Address Bullying
Part of anti-bias lesson plans and resources for Educators developed by the Anti-Defamation League, Words that Heal includes many resources about using literature to reduce bullying. In addition to articles about why and how to use literature in the classroom this website has lists of appropriate titles, discussion guides for specific titles, statistics, research, and teaching activities. (Grades K-12)