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Bullying Prevention
Bullying can have a long-term negative impact on children. The Bully Prevention Committee here at the Education Service Center, Region 20 has created this website to house current and pertinent information for all stakeholders.
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Bullying Related Links:

YouthTruth Student Survey

According to the survey, 25 percent of students in grades 5-12 report being bullied. This survey draws on anonymous responses from 180,000 students in 37 states, including Texas. The survey found that most bullying happened in person, not online. Almost half of all bullied students (44 percent) cited appearance as the reason they were bullied. This survey contains additional information on bullying that can be utilized in supporting bullying prevention activities.

Bullying Prevention Toolkit

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have come together to create this Bullying Prevention Toolkit.  The toolkit provides resources for youth, parents, teachers, school administrators, community leaders, health care providers, policymakers and more to help prevent bullying through science, policy, and practice.

Edutopia: Bullying Prevention
On Edutopia’s Bullying Prevention webpage, you can find the recent article Anatomy of School Bullying. The article depicts and summarizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Student Reports of Bullying.

Stop Bullying
This website provides information and updates on Bullying.

Texas State University School Safety Center
Bullying is one of the most prevalent and widely discussed topics pertaining to school safety and security.

Cyberbullying
This website provides resources regarding cyberbullying.

Pacer
This website provides information and resources by Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center: What Parents Should Know About Bullying

SAMSA Know Bullying Tool
Help spread the word about KnowBullying by SAMHSA.

Stand Up to Bullying Blog
Anti-Bullying Blog Learn about Bullying, Workplace Harassment and More from Mike Dreiblatt

Safe Supportive Learning
This website provides information on definitions and issues concerning bullying/cyberbullying

Bullying Reporting Platform
BRIM is a bullying prevention platform that pairs a smart, cloud-based incident management system with a mobile bullying reporting app for students, parents and teachers.

Below are links to additional ESC-20 resources and information:

Current Issues
ESC-20 resources on current issues: 1) Best Practice-Based Programs for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicide Prevention; 2) Bullying; 3) TSHAC Bullying Prevention Toolkit Documents; 4) Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; 5) Suicide Prevention; 6) Internet Safety; & 7) Evidence Based Programs. Contact: Mandy Tyler

ESC-20 Resources
ESC-20 resources for: 1) Bullying, Harassment and Victims; 2) Career, College and Financial Aid; 3) Death, Grief and Suicide; 4) Hotlines and Resources; 5) Organizations; 6) Parents; 7) State and U.S. Government; & 8) Student Resources. Contact: Mandy Tyler

Contact:
Cindi Bowling, M.Ed.
(210) 370-5213
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National Bullying Prevention Month

The PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers many bullying prevention resources. The new Student Event Toolkit is a brief guide that enables students and educators to plan bullying prevention events at their school. A Draft Agenda is provided to help with planning the event. The PACER’s website also includes Activities and Classroom Toolkits for elementary schools and middle/high schools.

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