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OCALI has gathered a list of programs and curriculums addressing the topic of bullying. Grade level information is included as appropriate. Order and pricing information is current as of 10/2012.
Bully Beware Productions
This company offers videos, books, posters, and lesson plans that school may use as part of its anti-bullying program. A school package contains copies of the video or DVD "Bully Beware! Take Action Against Bullying" and the book "Take Action Against Bullying," along with blackline masters (lesson plans and worksheets to accompany the video and book) and a poster set. This company also offers a variety of workshops for teachers and families to educate them about bullying and how to stop it.
Ordering Information: Call 1-888-552-8559
Cost: School Package $269.95
Bullying Prevention Curriculum (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)
The Bullying Prevention Curriculum is a teacher-directed curriculum that uses an age-appropriate and multi-strategy approach. The publications explore the key knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to make a school free of bullying behavior. Real-life situations are outlined so students can practice communication skills that are effective in addressing bullying behavior. Fun and engaging activities help with the comprehension of bullying behavior and relationships.
Ordering information: Publication Sales (800) 243-8782. (800) 243-8782 (U.S. only), (608) 266-2188. (608) 266-2188, FAX (608) 267-9110, or email at PubSales@dpi.wi.gov
Cost: It's Time to Act, Units for Grades 3-5, 2009, $26 (in state) / $39 (out of state)
It's Time to React, Units for Grades 6-8, Grades, 2009, $26 (in state) / $39 (out of state)
Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6-12
Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6-12 is a program that addresses attitudes and behaviors associated with cyber bullying. It consists of an eight-session curriculum, with additional resources on a CD-ROM that includes:
- Reproducible parent resources
- Reproducible student fact sheet
- Program poster and student handouts
- Resources to address cyber bullying school wide (school policy and legal concerns)
- Peer leader training materials
- A short training on cyber bullying for program facilitators
Ordering Information: Visit the following website at http://www.hazelden.org/cyberbullying
"Don’t Laugh at Me" - Operation Respect
Don't Laugh at Me is a program designed for use with elementary and middle school youth to help address bullying, ridiculing, teasing, and harassing in today's schools. The initiative uses music, video, and well-tested instructional activities to help students recognize intolerance due to personal differences, understand that differences are positive, develop compassion for others who are different from themselves, and learn that teasing, name calling, exclusion, and ridicule are hurtful to others. Teachers are provided with strategies for helping students develop new ways to resolve conflicts positively. Package includes curriculum guide, CD and video.
Ordering Information: Sign up for a package at www.operationrespect.org
Kids Against Bullying Puppet Program
Pacer Center: Champions for Children with Disabilities
The Kids Against Bullying Puppet Program teaches children and adults about bullying prevention. The website features five multicultural puppets that portray children with and without disabilities. The program is designed for children in grades 1-3. It addresses: a definition of bullying; ways children can respond if they are being bullied and how they can help if they see someone who is being bullied; the difference between telling and tattling; and the important lesson that no one ever deserves to be bullied. The program presents three skits focusing on different types of bullying (physical, verbal, and social/exclusion). The 30– to 35-minute presentation is interactive and includes opportunities for students to share their ideas and ask questions.
Ordering Information: Online interactive website
*This is not a curriculum but an online tool to help student with disabilities learn about bullying and how to respond.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is designed for students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools (students ages 5-15 years old). Research has shown that OBPP is also effective in high schools with some program adaptation. All students participate in most aspects of the program, while students identified as bullying others, or as targets of bullying, receive additional individualized interventions. The program has been recognized by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education as an effective program. Rather than simply providing books, videos, and lesson plans on bullying, this program helps a school develop an extensive bullying plan with components at the school, teacher, classroom, and community levels. The organization also helps schools find funding to implement the program.
Ordering Information: Order online at www.hazelden.org or call 1-800-328-9000
Cost: Refer to the website for information on all services and products.
Steps to Respect: Bullying Prevention for Elementary School
Steps to Respect is a bullying prevention program for elementary school students that seeks to teach students to recognize and report bullying and build stronger bonds with their peers and teachers. A complete school kit covering grades 3 through 6 consists of skills lessons, a DVD, classroom posters, and two literature units.
Ordering Information: Products are available for purchase online.
Stop Bullying Now!
Recently, the Stop Bullying Now! campaign introduced the Stop Bullying Now! activities guide and the Stop Bullying Now! DVD video toolkit for schools and communities. The activities guide provides guidance and creative ideas to help make the campaign resources work in schools and communities. The activities guide is a great resource for any parent, teacher, community leader, or young person to use to prevent bullying. The DVD video toolkit contains all of the Stop Bullying Now! video content. The disc contains material for youth and adults, including 12 animated webisodes, public service announcements, and video workshops. The video toolkit also comes with an instructor’s guide that provides guidance on how to put the video content to work in a school or community.
Ordering Information: All resource kit materials are available in printable format on the Stop Bullying Now! campaign website. Hard copies may be obtained by calling 1-888-ASK-HRSA .
Taking a Stand Against Bullying!
Taking a Stand Against Bullying! is a web-based interactive program created to help students and educators recognize the dangers of bullying, including cyber bullying. It is designed to inform students of preventive measures related to bullying as well as to develop effective communication strategies. The program generates data, which can be compared by class, school, or district in an effort to monitor the effectiveness of bullying prevention education. There are three different links, depending on user.
- Students Link: Directs participants to a description of the Bullying Academy's mission and presents information required to successfully complete the program.
- Educators Link: Presents teachers and administrators with directions for registering schools, examination features (prequiz and postquiz), and additional classroom instruction tips.
- Parents Link: Presents general tips and resources regarding anti-bullying strategies.
Ordering Information: Online interactive website
The Bully Free® Program
The Bully Free® Program is a comprehensive school-wide (and system-wide) anti-bullying program. It is based on research, and includes administrative strategies, teacher strategies, lesson plans for each grade level (preschool through high school), classroom meetings, student involvement, and bystander empowerment. The program also includes parent involvement, community involvement, and all of the elements and components that must be present in effective anti-bullying programs.
Ordering Information: Order online at http://bullyfree.com/products
Cost: Can range from $745.00-$1,900.00
The Bullying Project Curriculum
This anti-bullying program is intended for middle school administrators and teachers as an introduction to the prevalence and implications of adolescent bullying on school campuses. The program includes two 60-minute and one 45-minute lectures. Topics addressed include the impact of bullying, the law, school-wide approaches, and student activities.
Utterly Global - Stand up, Speak out ... End Bullying
"Let's Be Friends" Early Childhood Bullying Prevention Program
(Pre-K-2) The early years of a child's life are crucial for healthy cognitive, social, and emotional development. This programs shows how to incorporate a bully-free message in the classroom by encouraging tolerance, kindness, and bully-free behavior. The program is flexible and can be implemented in a variety of ways. Lessons cover the following topics: Friendship, The Players (bullies, target/victim, bystander), Being Mean/Bullying, Tattling and Telling, Celebrating Differences, Becoming a "Stand Upper," Make a Promise (A good behavior pledge).
Program components include parent education, reinforcement activities for home, interactive activities, songs, and other materials.
Virgil The Bully From Cyberspace Teacher's Edition & Book Elementary Curriculum Unit
(Grades 1-3) This curriculum uses the book Virgil: The Bully From Cyberspace to inform children about friendship and bullying prevention. The teacher's guide presents a lesson plan on an aspect of bullying for each of the nine chapters in the book. Each lesson outlines the key concepts of the chapter, its objective, and rationale. A reinforcement activity and other suggested follow-up activities are also part of each lesson. The parent component consists of a series of letters to send home for further discussion.
There's No Excuse For Peer Abuse Elementary School Program
(Grades 3-5) This unit is designed to teach students positive bystander behavior. Children learn respect and empathy in an effort to help create a positive and healthy school culture and climate. Topics include Types of bullying - cyber, social, physical, emotional, bias based; becoming a positive bystander without putting yourself or anyone else in danger; what to do if you're bullied; Internet safety; How not to become a target; The difference between bullying and conflict, The difference between ratting and reporting; and how to create a bully-free environment
Stand Up - Speak Out Program and Project
(Grades middle school and up) Stand Up – Speak Out is designed specifically for middle school-age students. The program teachings students and practices protective and coping skills, how to make good choices, socially responsible decisions, and staying engaged in school. Topics include the elements of bullying, barriers to speaking up, the importance of activating the bystander, strategies to prevent becoming a target of bullying, strategies for safe intervention, and steps to responsible decision making.
Bullying. Ignorance is No Defense
This manual utilizes best practices as suggested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to help students understand the risks involved to themselves and others when it comes to bullying. The goal of the program is to train youth to use alternative methods to resolve problems rather than using bullying behaviors and to educate them about bullying, bias-based offenses, and hate crimes. Providing students with opportunities to understand the seriousness of their behavior and practicing appropriate problem-solving strategies reduces the likelihood of them repeating bullying behavior.
Ordering Information: Order online at http://antibullyingprograms.org/On-Line-Store.html
Cost: $150.00 per curriculum