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A Parents' Guide to Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats (pdf)

added 03/29/2006

This document provides insight and guidelines for cyber concerns to prevent your child from being victimized by or engaging in harmful behavior online. It also provides guidance on intervention actions.

Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying: What domestic and sexual violence advocates need to know (pdf)

added 11/02/2011
Nan D. Stein & Kelly A. Mennemeier

This issue brief brings to light important differences between bullying and harassment and speaks to the priorities and responsibilities of school districts in understanding these differences.

Addressing the Problem of Juvenile Bullying (pdf)

added 08/17/2001
Nels Ericson, a Senior Writer-Editor in OJJDP's Information Dissemination and Planning Unit

2-page Fact Sheet posted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The Fact Sheet describes bullying and its effects and provides information about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, which is designed to reduce bullying among elementary, middle, and junior high school children.

Anger, Interpersonal Relationships, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Bullying Boys Who Are Treated With Outpatient Family Therapy (pdf)

added 10/26/2005
M. K. Nickel, J. Krawczyk, C. Nickel, P. Forthuber, C. Kettler, P. Leiberich, M. Muehlbacher, K. Tritt, F. O. Mitterlehner, C. Lahmann, W. K. Rother, and T. H. Loew

The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of outpatient family psychotherapy as a monotherapy for anger reduction and improvement of behavior and interpersonal relationships and of health-related quality of life in young males with bullying behavior. After 6 months of therapy and a year follow up, the results of this study show that outpatient family therapy seems to be an effective method of reducing anger and improving interpersonal relationships and health-related quality of life in male youths with bullying behavior.

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Close the Book on Hate: Responding to Hate Motivated Behaviors in Schools

added 10/03/2001

Discusses hate incidents and hate crimes. Gives lesson plans and teaching tips regarding responding to hate-motivated behavior in schools, holiday activities guidelines, anti-bias education, creating a positive environment in which to raise diversity issues, and resources.

Co-occurrence of Victimization from Five Subtypes of Bullying: Physical, Verbal, Social Exclusion, Spreading Rumors, and Cyber (pdf)

added 12/07/2010
Jing Wang PhD, Ronald J. Iannotti PhD, Jeremy W. Luk BA BS, Tonja R. Nansel, PhD

This article examines the co-occurrence of five subtypes of peer victimization and the effects of increased co-occurrences of victimization types on physical and psychological health.

Electronic Bullying Among Middle School Students (pdf)

added 11/18/2008
Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D., and Susan P. Limber, Ph.D.

"This study examined the prevalence of electronic bullying among middle school students. The most common methods for electronic bullying (as reported by both victims and perpetrators) involved the use of instant messaging, chat rooms, and e-mail. As children’s use of electronic communications technologies is unlikely to wane in coming years, continued attention to electronic bullying is critical. Implications of these findings for youth, parents, and educators are discussed."

Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers (pdf)

added 11/18/2008
Marci Feldman Hertz, M.S., Corinne David-Ferdon, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the Adolescent Goals Team

"The brief summarizes what is known about young people and electronic aggression, provides strategies for addressing the issue with young people, and discusses the implications for school staff, education policy makers, and parents and caregivers. "

Emerging Issues Facing Tweens and Teens (pdf)

added 02/04/2011

Emerging issues like sexting, sexual coercion and bullying are creating a serious problem for millions of youth. This is a short fact sheet on some of these emerging problems.

Measuring Bullying Victimization, Perpetration, and Bystander Experiences: A Compendium of Assessment Tools (pdf)

added 12/16/2011
Merle E. Hamburger,Kathleen C. Basile, & Alana M. Vivolo

This resource provides researchers, specialists, and educators with tools to measure a range of bullying experiences: bully perpetration, bully victimization, bully-victim experiences, and bystander experiences. An example of a provided tool is the "Perception of Teasing Scale" (POTS).

Polyvictimization in Developmental Context (pdf)

added 01/18/2012
Finkelhor, D., Shattuck, A., Turner, H., Ormrod, R., Hamby, S.L., 2011

This article provides an analysis of data on child victimization from a large national survey using the Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire. The purpose of the study was to assess the prevelence of polyvictimization (i.e., exposure to multiple forms of victimization) in youth from 4 different developmental cohorts.

Prevalence and Predictors of Internet Bullying (pdf)

added 11/18/2008
Kirk R. Williams, Ph.D. and Nancy G. Guerra, Ed.D.

"The purpose of the present study was to contrast the prevalence of Internet bullying with physical and verbal bullying among elementary, middle, and high school boys and girls, and to examine whether key predictors of physical and verbal bullying also predicted Internet bullying."

Preventing Violence by Elementary School Children

added 03/06/2001
Wendy Schwartz, Teachers College, Columbia University

November 1999 report posted on the Eric Clearinghouse on Urban Education.

Psychological Abuse: A Discussion Paper (pdf)

added 05/27/2009
Deborah Doherty and Dorothy Berglund

"This paper is a review of research on psychological abuse in interpersonal and family relationships including in settings such as long-term care residences.The paper presents research findings on the personal, economic and health related costs of psychological abuse to the individual and to society, and briefly outlines legal recourses for victims. It concludes by exploring ways to recognize and address psychological abuse, while emphasizing the importance of developing holistic approaches "

School Bullying Perpetration and Other Childhood Risk Factors as Predictors of Adult Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration (pdf)

added 10/21/2011
Kathryn L. Falb, Heather L. McCauley, Michele R. Decker, Jhumka Gupta, Anita Raj, & Jay G. Silverman

This article assesses the relationship between bullying peers as a child and adult intimate partner violence perpetration in a clinic-based sample of adult men. School bullying perpetration and intimate partner violence perpetration are both thought to stem from desire for power and control over others.

Something is Wrong: Exploring the Roots of Youth Violence (pdf)

added 02/04/2010
Project NIA, Chicago Freedom School, and Teachers for Social Justice

"The Chicago Freedom School, Project NIA and Teachers for Social Justice have partnered along with other volunteers to develop this curriculum guide in order to contribute to the ongoing efforts by young people and their adult allies to analyze the root causes of youth violence and to create local solutions."

Special Report: Kids, Data, and Internet Safety

added 04/30/2012

A group of practitioners -- including educators, lawyers, public health and mental health experts, a pediatrician, a social worker, a juvenile judge, and a youth minister -- spent a day at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society brainstorming possible strategies in the context of current research on youth online safety. This report is a result of that discussion.

Technology and Youth: Protecting your Child from Electronic Aggression Tip Sheet (pdf)

added 11/18/2008

"This tipsheet provides an overview of electronic aggression, any type of harassment or bullying that occurs through e-mail, a chat room, instant messaging, a website (including blogs), or text messaging. It provides parents and caregivers with strategies for protecting children from this type of violence. "

The Bully-Sexual Violence Pathway in Early Adolescence (pdf)

added 06/01/2012
CDC, Division of Violence Prevention

The focus of this document is to highlight the early findings from a three-year study aimed to examine the overlap between bullying and sexual violence victimization and perpetration in five middle schools in a Midwest state. The first two waves of the study have shown that bullying perpetration and homophobic teasing were significant predictors of sexual harassment perpetration over time.

The Cost Benefit of Bullying Prevention: A First-time Analysis of Savings

added 12/08/2012
Highmark Foundation

Pennsylvania schools have adopted the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). This report looks at the financial impact that could be anticipated based on the expansion of the Foundation-funded implementation of the evidence-based OBPP over a three-year period and in the 49 Pennsylvania counties it serves. Knowing that the OBPP, when implemented with fidelity, can effectively reduce bullying — combined with evidence of its cost effectiveness — constitute strong arguments and rationale for schools to embrace and institute longterm, evidence-based programs to prevent bullying.

The Long-Term Health Consequences of Bullying Victimization (pdf)

added 12/06/2012
Crime Victims' Institute, Sam Houston State University

This research brief provides a summary of results from a recent study designed to examine the relationship between bullying and physical and mental health, health care utilization, and health risk behaviors.

UN study on Violence Against Children

added 03/13/2009

"A press release on a new effort to provide a detailed global picture of the nature, extent and causes of violence against children, and propose clear recommendations for action to prevent and reduce such violence. The study focuses on violence against children in five settings: the home and family, schools and educational settings, other institutional settings (orphanages, children in conflict with the law), the community and on the streets, and work situations. "

Why Violence Prevention Programs Don't Work-and What Does

added 08/24/2007
David Johnson & Roger Johnson

The authors discuss the key components of why some programs fail and outlines what components are necessary for them to succeed.