Preventing & Addressing Bullying

Bystanders into Allies (B2A) videos

In 2009 GSAFE partnered with Madison Metropolitan School District middle schools and after school programs to create “Bystanders into Allies”, a series of short videos depicting instances of bullying and harassment related to a number of issues.

You can use these thirteen short videos to trigger classroom and youth group discussions about the role bystanders play in bullying situations, options bystanders have to support targets of bullying and transform the school climate, and how targets of bullying can work to find help and find new ways to stand up for themselves.

 

Stop Bullying

StopBullying.gov is a great resource for students, parents, and educators who are concerned about bullying in schools.  This government website includes specific information and resources for LGBT youth experiencing bullying.

 

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance magazine online has many free lesson plans and activities that educators can use to address bullying.  You can search by topic and by grade level to tailor the resources to your classroom.  Check them out here.

 

Legal Resources

Wisconsin schools are required by law to have an anti-bullying policy and procedures through which students and their advocates can report bullying.  To read more about Wisconsin’s anti-bullying law, click here.

Youth Leadership Board members created short videos to demonstrate how to address bullying.

Youth Leadership Board members created short videos to demonstrate how to address bullying.

 

 

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