Programs and Speakers
This section is dedicated to providing school leaders with links to programs, products and speakers to help build anti-bullying awareness and promote safer schools. The resources listed here include both free and commercial services.
Programs to Address Bullying in Schools
- Raising Student Voice and Participation (RSVP)
A program of the National Association of Student Councils (NASC), RSVP works to create structured conversations on campus among student leaders and staff that engage the entire student body in a discussion of school safety and bullying prevention. NASC is a program of NASSP
- Developmental Resources, Inc.
Chapin, SC-based Developmental Resources is an educational consulting firm that offers continuing education seminars to educators and mental health professionals focused on "mean girls" and bullying.
- Character Counts! Anti-Bullying Workshops
The Josephson Institute's Character Counts! training teaches participants how to intervene, combat cyberbullying, and promote a positive school climate. Using its Six Pillars of Character, the workshop walks teams through strategies for identifying bullying behaviors, developing a comprehensive definition of bullying behaviors, generating effective policy for dealing with bullying, and identifying the best practices for addressing bullying.
Speakers for Students and/or Staff
- Bill Bond
NASSP Safe Schools Expert Bill Bond has presented to educators in all 50 states regarding building safe schools and safe climates for students. For information, contact Carolyn Glascock at NASSP, 703-860-7202, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rosalind Wiseman
Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership. Wiseman is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World, the fully-revised edition of her bestselling book that was the basis for the movie "Mean Girls."
- Teen Truth Live: Bully and School Violence
This interactive, multi-media assembly experience combines motivational presentations with a 22-minute film created by students. The award-winning film, "Teen Truth: Bully and School Violence," focuses on social issues that can lead to serious consequences, while the presentation challenges students to think about how their reactions to these issues impact the lives of those around them.
Other Resources/Activities Lessons
- Sample policies: T.C. Williams HS, Alexandria, VA [pdf]. See pages 10ff
- An Educator’s Guide to Bullying Prevention. Produced by National Professional Resources, Inc,. Includes video resources, print resources, and online resources
- Hazing Information for Sports/Athletes from the National Federation of State High School Associations: A complete set of resources for students, parents, coaches, principals, and others