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Conferences on child and school bullying
Links to web sites, organisations and people in the UK
See my pages on child bullying and school bullying.
Recommended: Bullying Online throws a lifeline to despairing parents whose children are being bullied and who don't know what to do. Contains advice for both children being bullied and their parents.
Recommended: Kidscape has lots of leaflets, booklets and help for parents of children suffering bullying. They can also train teachers, children and parents' groups in dealing with or preventing bullying. Send an A4 stamped (80p) addressed envelope marked Anti-Bully Pack to: Kidscape, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH, Telephone 020 7730 3300. See Kidscape's book list for books and videos on dealing with bullying.
ChildLine is the UK's free national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger who can call free 24 hours a day on Telephone 0800 1111.
Families Against Bullying at http://pages.hotbot.com/family/famab/ is a voluntary non profit making organisation providing free confidential advice and support to targets of school bullying and their families.
Bully Free Zone is a local voluntary agency, working in Bolton and Manchester (UK) who offer advice and information to children, families etc about bullying and also work in local schools to set up peer support schemes to tackle bullying and related issues.
EPAB is Exeter Parents Against Bullying.
Anti-Bullying Campaign, 185 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 7UF, Tel 020 7378 1446, Fax 0207 378 8374. Parents Pack available by sending A4 SAE with two first-class stamps plus cheque/PO for �2.50 payable to Anti-Bullying Campaign.
PCU (Parents & Children Unite, Peterborough): against bullying within schools, helpline tel 01733 208048.
CURB (Children Under Risk of Bullying): Cardiff-based support and advice on bullying Tel 029 20 611 300 (may need to leave message on answerphone).
Scottish Anti-Bullying Network at Moray House Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ, Tel/Fax 0131 651 6100, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
So ... Agony: I'm being bullied, what should I do? Advice from the BBC website.
The DfEE Parents' Centre - use the search facility for "bullying"
National Child Protection Helpline (NSPCC), Freephone 0800 800 500. A 24-hour helpline for anyone concerned about a child at risk of abuse (including bullying), including children themselves.
Advisory Centre for Education (ACE), 1B Aberdeen Studios, 22 Highbury Grove, London N5 2EA, Helpline 0808 800 5793 (2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday). Advice line for parents, teachers and governors. Tackling Bullying is a booklet for parents, available price �1.50 plus SAE.
For legal advice on the bullying of children see The Children's Legal Centre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex C04 3SQ, tel 01206 873820 (open Monday to Friday 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:30), email email@example.com. The CLC publishes Bullying: A guide to the law (2nd Edition), 12 pages, �4.95 (or �2.50 to children and young people).
Parentline Plus, Endway House, The Endway, Benfleet, Essex SS7 2AN, Tel 0808 800 2222. Helpline for parents and carers of children. Listening, information and counselling. Issues covered: school bullying, abuse, hard-to-handle behaviour, racism. Referrals to local Parentline groups.
Parents' Advice Centre, Franklin House, 12 Brunswick Street, Belfast BT2 7GE, Tel 01232 238800 (24-hour helpline). For parents and young people in Northern Ireland. Offers listening, support, guidance and counselling relating to any family problem.
Parents' Information Service, 101-108 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5SA
Lo-call 0345 626 376 (Mon & Fri 10am-1pm, Tue-Thur 2-5pm). Run by Young Minds. Telephone service for parents, carers and professionals concerned about the emotional welfare of a young person. Offers information and advice and can refer to local sources of help.
If you're a stressed-out teacher (eg dealing with bullying at school) you can call Teacher Support Line on 08000 562 561. Teacher Support Line (formerly Teacherline) line is a 24-hour counselling helpline set up in October 1999 for stressed teachers in England and Wales and is run by the charity Teacher Support Network (formerly Teachers Benefit Fund).
Careline, Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford IG1 1QP, Tel 0181 514 1177
Telephone counselling for anyone experiencing bullying or other problems.
Lucky Duck Publishing, 34 Wellington Park, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2UW, Tel/fax 0117 973 2881. Information, leaflets, videos and books on managing behaviour in schools, and training. Emphasis on preventing and reacting to bullying, including the 'no blame' approach. For a leaflet of material available send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bullying at school
Bullying: a resource guide for parents and teachers, Vivette O'Donnell and the Campaign Against Bullying, Attic Press, 1995, ISBN 1-85594-175-9. Email email@example.com, web site http://indigo.ie/~odonnllb/cabullying/
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the national charity for personal safety: PO Box 17818, London SW14 8WW, Tel 020 8876 0305, fax 020 8876 0891.
Get connected, an initiative of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, is a free confidential helpline that puts young people in touch with the right help: Tel 0800 096 0096
The Nature of School Bullying: A Cross-National Perspective, Routledge (London and New York).
Editors are Peter K Smith, Yohji Morita, Josine Junger-Tas, Dan Olweus, Rich Catalano and Phillip Slee. The book has 22 chapters. Each chapter overviews the nature of bullying and the work done to prevent bullying in a different country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, England & Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Developing World. ISBN 0-415-17984-X (hbk), ISBN 0-415-17985-8 (pbk).
Antibully at www.antibully.org.uk has lots of information.
Teenagers and young adults can find advice on dealing with workplace bullying at TheSite.org
Scottish Council for Research in Education (SCRE) Bullying at School information page
The UK Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) web pages at http://www.dfee.gov.uk/bullying/pages/home.html
From 1 September 1999, all UK schools are legally required to have an anti-bullying policy. See the DfEE website and use the search facility, or see Appendix B: the legal framework for school discipline.
DfEE anti-bullying pack for schools, Don't suffer in silence
Young Minds is the children's mental health charity. Parents' Information Service tel 0800 018 2138.
Advice on bullying for young people (with easy-to-read screens for anyone who is visually impaired)
VISYON, set up in 1994 in memory of Lucy Forrester, provides support to young people under stress, raises awareness amongst professionals, and encourages the development and maintenance of good emotional well-being amongst young people. Lucy's story is featured in Bullycide: death at playtime.
Teacherline for stressed teachers
The Antidote Project aims to create an emotionally literate culture, where the facility to handle the complexities of emotional life is as widespread as the capacity to read, write and do arithmetic.
Pelswick is a 13-year-old in a wheelchair because his legs are paralysed. When picked on by the school bullies, Pelswick is never short of a smart remark to stop them in their tracks.
You are not alone: YANAmag is the place online if you're bringing up children on your own with a magazine, message board and chat.
JAAHB project against homophobic bullying in schools.
The Educators page of web links
Outside the UK
Bully Police USA: taking on Bullying in the USA at the National Level: reports on anti-bullying or anti-harassment laws in each State, along with news media reports and personal stories about bullied children and teens.
Bully Whys helping parents learn what they can do if their child is being bullied, or is a bully
Bully Beware in Canada are passionate about keeping children safe. They've written two books and produced a video for schools that deal with the issues of bullying.
The Bully Project: a groundbreaking program sponsored by FOX 6 designed to better understand the problem of school bullying and to develop strategies to reduce it.
Bully Free Living with BullyFreeKids
The Peace Rug
The Wounded Child Project: working with each child individually to stop bullying and making schools and school districts aware of liability etc: http://www.TheWoundedChild.org
New! Bullyingresearch brings together research from all over the world.
Champions Against Bullying is an interactive anti--bullying resource for kids, parents and educators
See the work of the Selwyn College Anti-Harassment Team working against bullying and harassment in school: http://www.aht-selwyn.school.nz/
International School Safety Association (ISSA)
Maine Project Against Bullying
Colorado Anti-Bullying Project
Creatingcommunities of respect across Connecticut
Stop Bullying Now! is Stan Davis' web site
Nomorebullies is the complete kid-friendly site about bullying .. its effects on young children and what can be done about it.
USA teen suicide prevention programme at www.teenanswer.org
USA Advocacy Group for Parents of Children Affected by Bullying: www.agpcabinc.org
Statistics and practical advice from Parent Advocates
Where You Are Not Lone is a project of IEARN-Canada
Citizens Against Bullying Association (CABA) of North Alberta
Safe Schools, Safe Students and the Safe Communities = Safe Schools Coalition in the USA and Canada has an anti-bullying hotline, statistics for which are online.
The Kansas Bullying Prevention Program replicates the Bullying Prevention Program developed by Dr Dan Olweus from Bergen, Norway.
The National Alliance for Safe Schools is dedicated to the belief that no child should go to school in fear.
Bullies: A Serious Problem for Kids: a page from the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC).
Links from ERIC to web pages on school bullying.
ERIC/CASS virtual library links.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fact page on bullying.
Stopping the Bully Cycle: an article from APB News.
WiredPatrol (formerly CyberAngels) has lots of information on Internet safety, Internet stalking, etc.
Schools should truly be safe for all their students. Someday perhaps they will be. But as long as they are not, there need to be places where current and former outsiders can gather, for support in dealing with the status quo, and for help in changing it. See Raven Days.
Taking the Bully By The Horns: self-help book and web site helping young people deal with bullies and self-esteem
For kids and teens being ridiculed/bullied, Time to Tell 'Em Off! A Pocket Guide to Overcoming Peer Ridicule provides sympathy and advice from someone who survived the same torture.
Help Stop School Bullying at http://groups.msn.com/HelpStopSchoolBullying
Words Hurt Anti-Bullying / Character Building Program Materials
You and Me Bully Free
New Zealand Telecom have teamed up with their police force to sponsor a bullying web site
Dutch speakers can find extensive information and support for dealing with school bullying on a target helpsupport web site called "hulpsite voor slachtoffers van pesten". The address http://www.pesten.net
New! In Norway AFAM provides assistance to victims and their parents related to bullying and violence at school.
New! In Spain, Maltractament entre alumnes (bullying)
Take action against bullying - Bully B'ware Productions' (British Columbia, Canada) overview of bullying at school, and the positive action schools can take to deal with it.
Peer Abuse covers the background, history, definition, signs, symptoms, theories and possible treatments for Peer Abuse. This covers school and workplace issues and comes strictly from a clinical perspective.
Suggestions for talking about bullying in school assembly can be found at http://www.airtime.co.uk/Hibbert-Assembly/bullying/bullhome.htm
See Peer Support Networker above.
Professor Peter Smith BA PhD CPsychol FBPsS researches bully/victim problems in schools.
The Australian Kids Helpline web site has a page of links.
Dr Ken Rigby's Bullying Pages Dr Ken Rigby is Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Psychology and an educational consultant based at the University of South Australia.
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