WEBSITES ON BULLYING, VANDALISM

& SCHOOL VIOLENCE

Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address (URL) Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to other sites and find your way back with the "Back" button. All of the sites listed were active as of November 30, 2010. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given and its potential use in the classroom.

WEBSITES        LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES        WEBQUESTS

BULLYING                 NEW!
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying

Information from the National Crime Prevention Council on bullying for parents, teachers and students. Includes several resources. Excellent

BULLYING 42EXPLORE
http://www.42explore2.com/bully.htm

Basic information for students on bullying plus links, webquests and activities. Excellent

BULLYING THEME PAGE             NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/bully.shtml

A theme page on bullying for teachers. Includes articles, lesson plans, activities and more. Excellent

CYBERBULLYING                     NEW!
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying

Information from the National Crime Prevention Council on cyberbullying for parents, teachers and students. Includes several resources. Excellent

CYBERPOLICE – CYBERBULLYING                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/01500/cyberbullying.html

A website for junior high students and up by students on cyberbullying. "Did you know that cyber bullying is a crime? It is also becoming a huge controversy across the United States. "Cyberbullying is a problem that affects many American teens each year(Josel)." Kids are being threatened and tormented on the internet. They are pushed to their limits. Many of teens commit suicide when they cannot take any more. "'Cyberbullying' is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones ("Stop")." Many children do not tell an adult about what they are receiving from cyberbullies. Sometimes luring little kids or teens into a group that rates and comments negatively on other people they do not like is considered cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is a huge issue in the United States. What are some ways of cyber bullying and what are they defined as?" Includes Links, Games and Quizzes. Excellent

PACER CENTER’S KIDS AGAINST BULLYING             NEW!
http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/
A site for kids on bullying prevention. Sections: Games & Fun, Contents, Watch This, Kids Say and Smart Stuff. Excellent

SCHOOL SAFETY             NEW!
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/school-safety

Information from the National Crime Prevention Council on school safety for parents, teachers and students. Includes several resources. Excellent

STOP BULLYING NOW
http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp?area=main

Good information on bullying including What Bullying Is, What You Can Do, Cool Stuff, and What Adults Can Do. The Cool Stuff section has animated webisodes on bullying along with 8 games. Appropriate for elementary/middle school students. Excellent

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BULLYING?
http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312169/intro.html

A site for students by students on bullying aimed primarily at middle school students. Sections: Types, Reasons, Test, Rules, Aware!, Stop!, Stand Up!, Posters, and Resources. Excellent

ANTI-BULLIES: STOP BULLYING NOW!                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00798/howtostopbeingabully.html

A site for elementary students by students on bullying. Sections: What Bullying Is, How to Stop Bullying, Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, Quiz, Advice, and Multimedia (video). Very Good

ANTI-BULLYING NETWORK
http://www.antibullying.net/

A site for students, parents and teachers with excellent information on bullying. The Young People section has several characters who "discuss" bullying. The School Staff section has information sheets and a reading list. Very Good

BULLYING MYTHS – TRUE/FALSE QUIZ
http://www.melissainstitute.org/documents/BullyingMythsQuiz.pdf

A quiz for junior/senior high students on bullying. Very Good

OPERATION RESPECT: DON’T LAUGH AT ME
http://www.dontlaugh.org/

"Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to transform schools, camps and organizations focused on children and youth, into more compassionate, safe and respectful environments. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the organization disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict upon each other by behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and-in extreme cases-violence. It is a unique organization that provides a gateway to broad scale adoption of school-based character education as well as social and emotional learning (SEL) programs.
Toward this end, Operation Respect developed the Don't Laugh at Me (DLAM) programs, one for grades 2-5, another for grades 6-8 and a third for summer camps and after-school programs. All of the programs utilize inspiring music and video along with curriculum guides based on the well-tested, highly regarded conflict resolution curricula developed by the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) of Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR)."  
These materials can be ordered free of charge by teachers and others. Very Good

OUT ON A LIMB – A GUIDE TO GETTING ALONG
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/conflict/index.html

A site for students about conflict and bullying. Follow the animated story. Very Good

SCHOOL VIOLENCE RESOURCE CENTER
http://www.svrc.net/

Check out the Resource Library for Fact Sheets, Articles, Briefing Papers, and more. Very Good

THE SCHOOL VIOLENCE WATCH NETWORK
http://www.cybersnitch.net/schoolviolencewatch.htm

"The School Violence Watch Network (SVWN) is a free comprehensive web based communication system and information exchange repository that was created to assist school administrators, teachers and law enforcement officials quickly and efficiently deal with threats and rumors of violence, bullying, or drug abuse occurring within schools. This system can potentially reduce or prevent all violent activities that threaten students and educators worldwide."
Very Good

STOP BULLYING             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/00117/bullying.html

A site for elementary students by students on bullying. "The more you know about bullying, the more you can do to stop it. Did you know there are many different kinds of bullying? Bullying can be as simple as calling somebody a name or as hurtful as pushing someone down. There are many strategies you can use to stop bullies and to help others." Sections: What is Bullying?, Types of Bullying, Why Do Kids Bully?, Who Gets Bullied?, Consequences of Bullying, Are You a Bully?, and Bullying in Singapore. Very Good

STOP BULLYING NOW!             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00598/activitiestwo.html

A site for elementary students by students on bullying. Includes a What I Bullying?, How to Take Care of Bullies, a PowerPoint presentation, Friend Frenzy Maze Game, Bullying Word Search, Bully Movie, Print-outs and more. Very Good

STUDENT PLEDGE AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE             NEW!
http://www.pledge.org/

"The Student Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that honors the role that young people, through their own decisions, can play in reducing gun violence.  This campaign against youth gun violence culminates each year on a Day of National Concern about Young People and Gun Violence. The program provides a means for beginning the conversation with young people about gun violence.  It refers teachers, counselors, and community leaders to valuable resources, includes curriculum suggestions that can be integrated with existing academic programs, and contains information about how your school can participate."
A resource worth checking out. Very Good

VIOLENCE PREVENTION
http://www.rhlschool.com/violenceprev.htm

Links on violence prevention. Very Good

YOUTH VIOLENCE THEME PAGE
http://www.cln.org/themes/youth_violence.html

A page of links to sites about violence in teens. Very Good

BULLYING.ORG
http://www.bullying.org/public/frameset.cfm

Information for students on teachers. Good

BULLYING INTERVENTION STRATEGIES THAT WORK – SCHOOL ISSUES ARTICLE
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues103.shtml

An article on bullying at school for teachers and administrators. Includes good links. Good

BULLYING PREVENTION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM             NEW!
http://www.neiu.edu/~k12pac/rli4.htm

Links to resources for teachers about bullying prevention. Good

THE CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE
http://www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv/

Information for teachers, parents and administrative staff on preventing school violence. Good

DEADLY LESSONS: UNDERSTANDING LETHAL SCHOOL VIOLENCE
http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309084121/html/

An online book on school violence. It examines several specific cases. Good

DEALING WITH SCHOOL VANDALISM – CLASSROOM PROBLEM SOLVER
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/shore/shore037.shtml

An article with suggestions for dealing with school vandalism. Good

AN EDUCATOR’S GUIDE TO BULLYING
http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip9.html

An article for teachers on bullying. Good

I’M BEING BULLIED: A PLAY ABOUT BULLIES                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00344/bullyplay.html

A play script for a skit about bullying. Elementary level. Use it to create a classroom skit. Good

KEEP SCHOOLS SAFE
http://www.keepschoolssafe.org/

Information for parents, teachers, and students on school safety. Includes articles and more. Includes Bullying. Good

KIDS AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE                 NEW!
http://www.angelfire.com/ny/ProjectKAVE/kave2.html

A list of ideas to prevent student violence and bullying. Good

KIDS AND VIOLENCE
http://www.familyeducation.com/topic/front/0,1156,65-24137,00.html

Information for parents and teachers on kids and violence. Good

NEW WAYS TO STOP BULLYING
http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct02/bullying.html

An article explaining the results of the latest research on bullying with information on programs that work. Good

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR BATTLING BULLIES
http://www.sasinschool.com/results/articles/pages/ethread_bullying.shtml

An article with information on websites for bullying information. Good

PREVENTING SCHOOL VANDALISM – CLASSROOM PROBLEM SOLVER
http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/shore/shore038.shtml

An article with suggestions for preventing school vandalism. Good

SAFE SCHOOLS: A COMMUNITY-SCHOOL APPROACH                 NEW!
http://www.safehealthyschools.org/archive/webquests/caringschools3.htm

Links to strategies for safe schools. Good resources. Good

SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION: STRATEGIES TO KEEP SCHOOLS SAFE
http://www.rppi.org/ps234.html

A lengthy policy paper on school violence prevention. Has good statistics. Good

STOP BULLYING BEFORE IT STARTS – SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ARTICLE
http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/admin/admin117.shtml

An article on bullying at school for administrators. Good

STOPPING SCHOOL VIOLENCE
http://www.ncpc.org/ncpc/ncpc/?pg=2088-6162

Lists of 12 things law enforcement, parents, principals, students, teachers and the rest of us can do to prevent school violence. 6 lists altogether. Good

STRYVE: STRIVING TO REDUCE YOUTH VIOLENCE EVERYWHERE                 NEW!
http://www.safeyouth.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

"STRYVE
is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts. To support this effort, STRYVE Online provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be successful in preventing youth violence. Resources include: • Access to the latest information and tools • Effective strategies based upon the best available evidence • Training and technical assistance • Online community workspaces • Connections to other communities"
Good

TEACHER RESOURCES FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION             NEW!
http://infohost.nmt.edu/~hkozushk/Teacher_resources.htm

Links to resources for teachers. Good

THE TEACHER’S GUIDE TO SCHOOLS AND VIOLENCE
http://www.theteachersguide.com/schoolviolence.htm

Resources and links for teachers on the issue of schools and violence. Good

TEENS TANGLED IN VIOLENCE             NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00344/bullyplay.html

A site for students by students on teen violence. "Many teens deal with violence regularly. Some teens bring violence upon others, while other teens have it inflicted upon them.
Our website is about the global problem of teen violence. We hope to help teens understand and deal with the violence around them. This violence can come in many forms.
Teen violence is a problem all around the world no matter how small the country is.
Think about it. Everybody has to decide if they want to become violent, use drugs or alcohol, or if they are going to live above the influence of their peers."
Includes games and a play script (also on list). Very Good

TEENSHEALTH – SHOULD YOU WORRY ABOUT SCHOOL VIOLENCE?
http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/bullying/school_violence.html

An article for teens on school violence. Check the More Articles Like This tab for an article on bullying and guns in school. Good

THE TRAGEDY OF SLACK FARM
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/asb/anthro2003/archy/pothunting/

An article with photos and video clips on the destruction of a prehistoric site in Illinois by vandals who bulldozed an unexcavated site looking for artifacts to sell. Good

WHAT’S BULLYING?
http://www.nobully.org.nz/advicek.htm

A site from New Zealand suitable for students on bullying. Sections include: What is Bullying?, Why Do Some People Bully?, What Can You Do if You are Bullied? and more. Note: There is a video for sale on this site. Good

WHEN KIDS KILL - SCHOOL VIOLENCE – WHYFILES
http://whyfiles.org/065school_violence/

Information on school violence. Good

WORKPLACE BULLYING INSTITUTE                 NEW!
http://www.workplacebullying.org/

Includes good tips for bullying targets. Applicable for school situations. Good

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

APRIL FOOLS! – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/01/april-fools/

A lesson plan for high school students on practical jokes and their effects. "Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students reflect on their reactions to practical jokes. They discuss the social function and personal benefits of practical jokes by contrasting good jokes with bullying and harassment. Then, they create mock scenario proposals for a good-spirited prank television show episode." Excellent

AWARENESS OF ANGER – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/elementary/anger.html

A lesson plan for grades 3-6 on anger management. "Students will describe the ways people communicate and physically react when they have strong feelings, especially anger. Students will recall and describe a time they got angry." Excellent

A BAD CASE OF BULLYING: USING LITERATURE RESPONSE GROUPS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/case-bullying-using-literature-77.html#resources

A lesson plan on bullying for grades 3-5. "This lesson provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon and personally relate to a teacher read-aloud of a narrative story. The lesson could be used with other stories; however, A Bad Case of Stripes allows for a personal connection by having students reflect on similar situations or emotions in their own lives. Acceptable behaviors and ways to prevent bullying in the classroom and school are also discussed." Excellent

BE STRONG, BE MEAN OR GIVE IN? – LESSON PLANS                 NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/elementary/strong_mean_giving_in.html

Two lesson plans on assertiveness and bullying for grades 3-5. "In the following two lessons, we apply ideas of assertiveness to the kinds of situations children face daily, and give them a chance to practice skills in standing up for themselves and being strong." Excellent

BUILDING A CLASSROOM COMMUNITY AND "BULLY-FREE ZONE" – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/parents/itsmylife/lesson_plans/bullies_classroom_community.html

A lesson plan for grades 3-7 on establishing a classroom community free of bullying. "Almost all children, at some point in their childhood, will experience or be affected by bullying behaviors. For the safety and welfare of ALL children in a positive learning environment, it is essential for teachers to establish a learning community void of bullying behaviors and to facilitate a sense of community in the classroom. This includes teaching children skills to deal with bullies, as well as promoting positive social skills such as cooperation, communication, and conflict resolution." Requires internet access to video clips on the site. Excellent

BULLYING PREVENTION LESSON PLANS                 NEW!
http://www.peelregion.ca/health/bullying/howtouse.htm

A collection of lessons plans, arranged for monthly use on preventing bullying
. "These lesson plans are intended to be used in schools as part of a comprehensive approach to bullying prevention. Experience has shown that the most effective and consistent use of these lessons occurs in schools where the in-class lessons were introduced 6-12 months after the launch of a comprehensive bullying prevention initiative. At this point, staff stated they felt like the lessons were part of a larger vision, and not just another 'download' to teachers. Consistency and sustainability have been the main goals of the Peel Health Bullying Prevention Initiative and, therefore, of the classroom sessions. The lessons are meant to be used as an entire school. The goal is to have every teacher address the issue of bullying by using the lesson plans with their class. Relying on support staff to teach all the lessons simply results in a lack of consistency and undermines sustainability.
Ten Lesson Plans: There are 10 lesson plans - one for each month of the school year. The order of the lesson plans was based on logical progression, teacher experience and evaluation. Because the activity of one month is often based on knowledge or resources from a previous month, it is recommended to follow the lessons in order. The lessons are identified by month, so schools starting to use the lessons in September simply use the corresponding months. Schools starting at another time of year are encouraged to begin with September as month one, and continue through the lessons until year end."
Excellent

BULLYING REALITY QUIZ                 NEW!
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2064.shtml

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on bullying. "Students take a quiz about school violence and create their own quiz on bullying." Very Good

CONFLICT AND WIN-WIN SITUATIONS – LESSON PLANS             NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/elementary/conflict%20and%20win-win.html

Two lesson plans for grades 3-6 on conflict and win-win situations. "The first lesson introduces students to the concept of conflict, helps them consider that conflict is a normal part of life and does not have to lead to violence, and asks them to consider examples of conflict in their own lives. In the second lesson, students practice coming up with "win-win solutions" to conflict." Excellent

CONFLICT RESOLUTION LESSON PLANS                     NEW!
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/classroom-discipline/resource/3038.html

Fifteen lesson plans for grades K-12 on conflict resolution. Use in association with bullying lessons. Excellent

CYBERBULLYING: WHAT IS IT? WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? – LESSON PLAN        NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/high/cyberbullying.html

A lesson plan for high school students on cyberbullying. "In the past month, six gay teenagers have committed suicide after being tormented by bullying or cyberbullying. To help teachers address this issue, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility has posted several new classroom lesson plans on TeachableMoment.Org. The lesson below aims to raise students' awareness about how to make their school and community a safe and welcoming place for everyone." Excellent

CYBERSPIES IN CYBERSPACE – LESSON PLAN NEW!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/cyberspies-in-cyberspace/

A lesson plan for high school students on teen use of the Internet. "Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students will explore their parents’ and/or guardians’ concerns about safety in cyberspace and draft individually prepared parent/guardian-teen contracts about Internet usage." Excellent

DO SOMETHING ABOUT…SCHOOL VIOLENCE UNIT – CURRICULUM UNIT    NEW!
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSODoSomethingAboutSchoolViolenceUnitDay1Bullying912.htm

A unit on bullying and school violence for grades 9-12. "The following lesson is the first lesson of a 10-day School Violence Unit from Do Something, Inc." Excellent

HALL MONITORS: SCHOOL REPORTERS PROBE THE HEART OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE – LESSON PLAN NEW URL!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2003/03/13/hall-monitors/

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on school violence. "In this lesson, students will investigate the incidence of different types of violence that occurs in their schools, and question local authorities about the best ways to reduce violence in school." Excellent

A HIGH-INTEREST NOVEL HELPS STRUGGLING READERS CONFRONT BULLYING IN SCHOOLS – LESSON PLAN
                                                                                                                                   
NEW URL!
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/high-interest-novel-helps-390.html

A lesson plan covering several sessions for grades 9-12 using a realistic, high-interest novel as a basis for discussion. Excellent

NO PLACE FOR BULLIES – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/18/no-place-for-bullies/

A lesson plan for high school students on bullying. "Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students reflect on the bullying in their community, hold an anonymous discussion about bullying and suggest solutions to the problem." Excellent

PHOEBE PRINCE’S SUICIDE HIGHLIGHTS THE PRESSING ISSUE OF BULLYING – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/high/prince.html

A lesson plan for high school classes on the issue of bullying. Includes student readings and discussions. Excellent

PLAYGROUND BULLYING – JUDICIAL FAIRNESS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!http://www.mnciviced.org/vertical/Sites/%7B3F0B4D55-996C-4AB9-841A-ACA00304CEE0%7D/uploads/%7BBD5D7D2C-B697-4C40-98F7-B99E2E650586%7D.PDF
A lesson plan for grades 4-6 on bullying and fairness. "Students will discuss the idea of "fairness" and "fair" decision-making, and how things judges say or their behavior in the past might affect both the judge’s ability to be fair and a person’s perception of the judge’s fairness." Excellent

RESOURCES ON BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING – TEACHING RESOURCE      NEW!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/resources-on-bullying-and-cyberbullying/

A teaching resource from the NY Times. Includes a list of lesson plans and articles as well as links
"Bullying, hazing, harassment: Whatever you want to call it, educators and parents are focusing on it more and more. A particularly thorny issue is how best to get involved when kids use digital devices and social networking sites to torment their peers.
In the past few months, Times reporters have looked at the pros and cons of antagonistic relationships and close friendships and the role of such relationships in bullying, as well as teens’ use of social networking sites to insult one another. You likely also remember coverage of the Phoebe Prince case."
Excellent

SHOULD HATE BE OUTLAWED? – LESSON PLAN             NEW URL!
http://www.crf-usa.org/school-violence/should-hate-be-outlawed.html

A lesson plan for junior/senior high students on hate and hate crimes. It discusses specific hate crimes and the reaction of the community including attempts to legislate against this. Excellent

STUDENT VIOLENCE IN AMERICA’S SCHOOLS – A NEW YORK TIMES ISSUE IN DEPTH – LESSON PLANS
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/specials/schoolviolence/index.html

An in-depth examination of school violence from the New York Times includes News Summaries, a Web Guide (links), and Lesson Plans. Excellent - Also in the Websites section.

TEACHING "THE LORD OF THE FLIES" WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES – LESSON PLANS             NEW!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/teaching-the-lord-of-the-flies-with-the-new-york-times/

A lesson plan for high school students on the relevance today of Golding’s "Lord of the Flies".
"Earlier this year, we asked students and teachers to name the books they love to read and teach. Books like "The Catcher in the Rye" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" were favorites among teachers and students alike. Teachers also weighed in on the books they least enjoyed teaching. And "The Lord of the Flies" made the short list. Yet William Golding’s 1954 novel, which has been published in 26 languages and inspired two films, endures as required reading on high school and college campuses. So, here are some resources to complement your reading of this classic text that we hope will help move it off of your, and your students’, "least favorite" lists. And teachers, we would love to hear how you teach "Lord of the Flies." What works well? Please share your ideas and experiences!" Includes several lesson plans, crossword puzzles and links. Excellent

A TROUBLING TREND’: DISCUSSING BULLYING AND ANTIGAY ATTITUDES – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/a-troubling-trend-discussing-bullying-and-antigay-attitudes/

A lesson plan from the NY Times on bullying and student suicide for high school students. "Overview | What is the societal climate for antigay bullying in schools and a recent rash of related student suicides? What, if anything, can be done to make schools safer and more inclusive? In this lesson, students examine and discuss responses to the recent suicides that have occurred amid antigay bullying and complete an optional campaign to foster safety and acceptance at their own school." Excellent

WEB LESSONS ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE             NEW URL!
http://www.crf-usa.org/school-violence/school-violence.html

A collection of lesson plans on school violence from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Excellent

CLIQUES, FRIENDSHIP GROUPS OR BOXES? – LESSON PLANS                 NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/schoolviol2/index.html

A two-lesson unit on school friendships. "For grades 9-12. As with all social beings, adolescents need a peer group that they feel comfortable with. However, they often then feel trapped by their social group or clique or feel shunned by another group. This lesson helps students explore the social "boxes" that they place themselves in or are put in by others, and focus on how they judge one another. The lesson can also serve as a training session for students who wish to be Big Brothers and Sisters to incoming freshmen, or student facilitators of Human Relations groups-- two programs that promote a greater sense of community within schools." The link to the video is broken. Very Good

EXPLORING THE NATURE OF CONFLICT – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/page/2919.html

A lesson plan for elementary/middle school students on conflict.
" Students will construct definitions of conflict and violence  Students will distinguish between conflict and violence.  Students will identify what is positive about conflict  Students will analyze a conflict they have experienced." Very Good

I-MESSAGES AND THE ASSERTIVENESS LINE – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/elementary/imessages.html

A lesson plan for grades 3-6 on assertiveness. "This is a strategy that is sometimes useful in dealing with problems that come up with friends and family, people who are likely to care about our feelings." Very Good

THE IMPACT OF VANDALISM – LESSON PLAN
http://tre.ngfl.gov.uk/server.php?request=cmVzb3VyY2UuZnVsbHZpZXc%3D&resourceId=12321

A lesson plan from England easily adaptable to U.S. primary classrooms evaluates the impact of vandalism. "Two lesson plans, photographs and a children's activity sheet for Year 2. In the first lesson children identify the different ways in which vandalism can damage the natural and built environment. In the second lesson the children work in pairs to order acts of vandalism by severity." Very Good

MANAGING ANGER – LESSON PLANS             NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/schoolviol3/index.html

A two-lesson unit on anger management. "For grades 9-12. This lesson plan is designed to teach anger management and conflict resolution through the "I-Message" communication technique and other group activities." The link to the video is broken. Very Good

A PRIMER ON PEER MEDIATION – LESSON PLANS                 NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/schoolviol1/index.html

A two-lesson unit on peer mediation. "For grades 9-12. This lesson has been designed to introduce students to the process of mediation. If Peer Mediation is an ongoing program at your school, this lesson can be used to inform students of what they can expect if they choose to solve a problem through mediation. It can also be used to encourage students to train to become mediators. If Peer Mediation is new to your school, this lesson can be the jumping-off point to bringing a training program into your building. If possible, the PBS In the Mix episode "School Violence: Answers from the Inside" should be used because it shows an actual mediation (re-enacted) and shares viewpoints from both the participants and the student mediators." Includes a video clip from another source if the video is not available. Very Good

TV BULLIES – INTERACTIVE             NEW!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.php?DocID=266

An interactive lesson on the correlation for TV watching among young children and later bullying behavior. "Childhood bullying is an age-old problem that’s drawing more and more concern from parents. A recent study identified several factors that influence a child’s chance of becoming a bully." Very Good

BULLYING REALITY QUIZ – LESSON PLAN
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2064.shtml

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on bullying. "Students take a quiz about school violence and create their own quiz on bullying." Good

KIDS BULLYING KIDS – LESSON PLANNING
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2055.shtml

An article for planning a lesson on bullying. Good

PUPPET SKIT: DEALING WITH A BULLY – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.teachablemoment.org/elementary/bully_puppet%20skit.html

A puppet skit and lesson for grades K-1 on dealing with a bully. You need to provide hand puppets. Good

TEACHING GUIDE: BULLYING FOR GRADES K-5
http://www.goodcharacter.com/GROARK/Bullying.html

Includes information, class discussion starters, home assignments and more. A companion to a video but includes good general information. Good

WHAT ABOUT FIGHTING? – LESSON PLAN
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/page/2962.html

A lesson plan for grades 3-8 on fighting to resolve conflicts. Good

WHERE MONSTERS CAN GROW – LESSON PLAN
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/780.html

A lesson plan for elementary students on the poem "Where Monsters Can Grow". Good

WEBQUESTS

ANTI-BULLYING WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://mset.rst2.edu/portfolios/o/oberhelman_j/toolsdev/bullyweb/index.htm

A webquest for 10th grade students on bullying.
"As concerned 10th grade students, your job is to persuade the administration of your high school that there is a need for an antiviolence program that helps prevent bullying.  You will have one week to complete your assignment."  Excellent

BYE-BYE BULLY! WEBQUEST
http://bgeagles.tripod.com/webquest/index.htm

A webquest on bullying for 4th grade students. "Could you help your school solve the bully problem?  Reading fiction and non-fiction pieces about bullying can provide some great advice.  Your job is to study articles and stories about this problem and create a brochure that your school can publish to provide advice which will help students deal with bullying." Excellent

HOW WOULD YOU STOP BULLYING? – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://questgarden.com/45/47/5/070105150727/index.htm

A webquest on bullying for grades 6-8. "You are one of five team members of an anti-bullying taskforce hired to create an anti-bullying program for your school. Each team member is required to analyze and evaluate a different existing anti-bullying program and present their findings to the other team members.  As a team, discuss which program is best suited to address the needs of the school and, if necessary, combine elements of different programs to create your own specialized anti-bullying program.  Finally, your taskforce will present your recommendation and your reasons behind the program you have designed or selected to the other taskforce teams.  After all taskforces have made their presentations, the class will vote to decide which anti-bullying program they would like to see implemented at your school." Excellent

A "NO-BULLYING" PROPOSAL WEBQUEST
http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/nobullying/

A webquest for elementary students on bullying.
"Your group's job is to create a presentation which describes the topic of bullying, identifies the roles of different people, and makes a recommendation about what your school should do to make it a safer place. In researching this topic, you'll find that any "bullying situation" has a person being bullied, a person doing the bullying, people that watch and do nothing, and finally people that watch and do something about it.
Your group will create a presentation showing the results of your findings. You may use Kidpix (.SIT or
.ZIP), Hyperstudio, or Corel Presentations to show the results of your research. Blank templates for each are available by clicking on the links above and downloading. The templates are just there to get you started. Add as much graphics, text and additional pages as you feel are necessary.  Your group may find using a Graphic Organizer helpful in determining the content and the flow of your presentation."
Excellent

STOP THE HURT – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/webquests/bullywq/index.htm

A webquest on bullying for 4th grade students. Students complete 10 tasks on bullying and bullying prevention. Excellent

VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS: STUDENT VICTIMIZATION – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/tips/t4prod/weisswq1.html

A webquest for junior/senior high students on violence and bullying in school.
"Task:  Your task is to research the topic of student victimization in high schools and find out what has been done throughout the country to deal with this issue.  You will be responsible for discovering the causes of student victimization within the schools and the effects it has on the on the students who are victimized.  You will then, in committee, create a policy to be implemented in your school to prevent student victimization and rid the school of bullies and gang influence.  In order to complete this web quest, you must follow the Public Policy Analyst steps found at the TIPS web site.   You must also complete the following: a/ Research to substantiate the public issue; b/ Public Policy Analyst Worksheets; c/ Group summaries and oral presentation based upon worksheets; d/ Public policy paper; e/ Public policy solution presentation." Excellent

BULLYING WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://zunal.com/webquest.php?user=22970

A webquest on bullying for grades 6-8. "In this webquest, you will find out about the different types of bullying. You will find out what actions fall under each category of bullying, how to react to bullying situations, and how to stop bullying. At the end of your research, you will be completing a project on bullying." We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

DON’T BE BRUTAL WITH YOUR DOODLE! WEBQUEST
http://www.techtrain.org/webquests/Webquest-Vandalism.htm

A webquest for 8th grade students on vandalism. "It is your job to document and elaborate on your middle school vandalism project.  You will form a web publishing team.  Your publishing team will consist of a historian, a photojournalist, a statistician and an editor.  Your team will need to research and present the past two years, research and present the present status, and gather information for future speculation.  Your web site will be linked to your school's site and those sections judged as excellent (see evaluation rubric) will be featured on the district web site. You will need to use a web editing tool, spreadsheet, word processor, and digital camera.  You will be learning about and reviewing the use of these tools in this creative arts cycle in technology." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Very Good

DON’T LAUGH AT ME: A WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.franklincollege.edu/pwp/labbott2/WebQuest/Template_1/Dont_Laugh_at_Me.html

A webquest for 5th grade students on bullying. "A WebQuest to explore why people bully, how it affects a person who is bullied or bullies,  and to persuade others against bullying." Very Good

VANDALISM IN THE BRONX HIGH SCHOOLS – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/tips/t5prod/divitowq1.html

A webquest for high school students on vandalism. "You have been appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to research the problem of vandalism within the high school system.  It will be your task to develop a model plan for all of the New York City high schools located in the Bronx.  This model plan is to include preventing, cutting down, or stopping vandalism during the school year.  Based on your findings, you will prepare a 4-6-page typewritten report, double-spaced, which you will present to the "Mayor" (your classmates) in a 5-minute oral presentation.  The purpose of your report and oral presentation is to convince the Mayor to implement your policy findings.  To do this you must use the following six-step public policy approach." Easily adapted to local schools. Several links on broken. You’ll need to add your own. Very Good

VIOLENCE ON OUR STREETS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www2.maxwell.syr.edu/plegal/tips/t5prod/kollariswq1.html

A webquest on violence for 9th grade students. "As citizens of our city, your task is to help curb or stop the problem of violence in The Bronx.  You will be researching the topic of violence in your neighborhoods and find out what has been done throughout the city to deal with this issue.  You will be responsible for discovering the causes of violence and the effects it has on victims.  You will then create a policy to be implemented in your community to prevent violence and rid our communities of it." This can be adapted to your school and community. Several of the links were broken. You’ll need to add your own. Very Good

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November 30, 2010

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