If you are experiencing some type of bullying, you are not alone. Most schools have places to report bullying and get help with it. This page provides some useful information and tips to identify bullying. Remember, there’s a difference between conflict and bullying:
Conflict is a disagreement or argument in which both sides express their views.
Bullying is negative behavior directed by someone exerting power and control over another person.
We hope this page provides you with information to help you identify and address bullying behavior.
Families Connected Blogs on Bullying
My 5th Grade Experience— Harmless Boy-Teasing or Bullying?, By Marina Way (age 15)
Why ‘Kill Them with Kindness’ Doesn’t Always Work, By Jillian Reed (age 17)
Forgiveness— Part II of Why ‘Kill Them with Kindness’ Doesn’t Always Work, by Jillian Reed (age 17)
Fighting Bullying from Within, by Joan Jenkins Stein, Esq.
Conflict vs. Bullying, What’s the Difference?, Pacer.com ((click on link or image)
What Kids Can Do, StopBullying.gov
What is Cyberbullying, StopBullying.gov
10 Ways to Deal When You’re Being Bullied, Aija Mayrock (Author of The Survival Guide to Bullying)
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Bullying, TeensHealth
It’s easy to feel powerless or alone when faced with bullying. Whether you’ve been a victim, a bystander, or a bully, you can transform your school into a safe and caring community for you and your peers. The Bully Project provides many tools to empower you to make change in your school or youth group!
Tools and tips to help you and your friends deal with bullies (stopbullying.gov)
The Bully Effect | Stop Bullying: Speak Up, by Cartoon Network
Recommended Books about Bullying for Teens
American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang
The Survival Guide to Bullying, by Aija Mayrock
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories, edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, by Meg Medina