Bullying and Individuals with Special Needs

Anti-Bullying Websites and Apps

OCALI has gathered websites with information, training, programs, and resources about anti-bullying. 


ACT - Adults and Children Together - Against Violence
Provides audio, video, and training materials for adults to use to teach young children (ages 0 to 8) nonviolent problem solving. Includes an extensive and searchable database of publications on violence prevention for children. Developed by the American Psychological Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Bullying Prevention 2020 Resource Guide
This resource guide 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. Each item in this resource guide includes a short description and a link to the resource itself. Descriptions of reports, guides, toolkits, campaigns, websites, and initiatives are, in most cases, excerpted from the resources themselves while descriptions of research studies are excerpted from the study abstracts.

Bullying Resource Center
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides answers to frequently asked questions about bullying for families and educators.

Connect for Respect
The National PTA website has information about how parents and caring adults can help create a healthy school and community climate that is free of bullying. It includes resources for parents to host anti-bullying events, basic information on bullying, and articles on how parents can make sure their own child doesn’t become a bully.

Presents bullying information for teachers, principals, and parents.

Innerbody Resources Bullying Prevention Resources
This Bullying Prevention Resource page has information and resources to help students, teachers, and parents understand why bullying happens and what they can do to help stop it. Includes a list of evidence-based bullying prevention programs.

Kids Against Bullying
This site provides resources for kids about bullying, with a special focus on children with disabilities.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
Provides information and links to resources on bullying and violence prevention for parents, teenagers, schools, and after-school programs. Sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

No Bully
Partners with schools and school districts to help them create bully-free learning communities. Features a series of “Solution Team” structured meetings to help a student who is being bullied. Website includes training workshop descriptions and YouTube links about the No Bully Solution Team experience.

PACER National Center for Bullying Prevention
Provides resources for adults about bullying, with a special focus on children with disabilities. Includes information on Bullying Prevention Awareness Week and an animated site for elementary school students. Some content is available in Spanish, Somali, and Hmong.

Provides information on bullying prevention, including research summaries and toolkits. Created by a national Canadian network of researchers and organizations committed to stopping bullying. Presented in English and French. Sponsored by the Networks of Centres of Excellence, Queen’s University, and York University.

Safer Schools Ohio: Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) along with state partners and community based organizations offer a variety of bullying prevention resources for families, schools and communities. These resources include a model anti-bullying policy and related presentation materials, a webinar series and links to helpful websites. Districts can take advantage of these tools for help in meeting their legal requirement to establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying.
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Stop Bullying
Provides information about bullying and prevention/intervention strategies for parents, children (ages 9 to 13), teachers, other school staff, and health and safety professionals. Features a resource kit with tips and facts. Includes web episodes and games for children, an activities guide, a video toolkit, and video workshops. Presents an extensive and searchable database of resources on bullying prevention. The information for adults is presented in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

Teens Against Bullying
This site provides resources for teens about bullying.

Understanding Cyberbullying in College
Provides definitions and resources about cyberbullying in college. A quiz "Is It Cyberbullying?" can help determine if someone accidentally hurt your feelings or is deliberately trying to do something to upset you. There is also a section on what to do if you are experiencing cyberbullying.


Know Bullying: Put the Power to Prevent Bullying in Your Hand
Free app from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying. This app includes conversation starters, tips, warning signs, reminders, social media, and a section for educators.