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"Help! I’m being bullied!" If you are currently in immediate danger or experiencing a medical emergency contact 911. If you need crisis support, call 800-872-5437 for the Youth Support Hotline or visit the web site: http://www.youthline.us/

 

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Helpful Links and Resources
for Educators

There are many helpful tools and resources on this topic at stopbullying.gov and glsen.org. Additional Resources are located below.

Education Minnesota GLBT Booklet
MN School Outreach Coalition
PACER's Educator Bullying Toolkit
OutFront Training/Consultation for Educators
The Equal Access Act and Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) organizations
● Best Practices in Bullying Prevention and Intervention
A Guide to Developing, Maintaining and Succeeding With Your School Resource Officer Program
Bullying Among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs (PDF)
Electronic Aggression and Cyberbullying
The ABCs of Bullying: Addressing, Blocking, and Curbing School Aggression
Bullying Among LGBT Youth and Those Perceived to Have Different Sexual Orientations (PDF)
Welcoming School Resources: Lesson Plans, Videos, and More!
PFLAG School Resources
Actions for School Boards & Superintendents
Code of Discipline
Exercise for Establishing Classroom Rules
Talking with Youth about Sexual Identity
Minneapolis Public Schools - Out4Good Program
St. Paul Public Schools - Out For Equity Program
Minnesota School Outreach Coalition (MnSOC)
ACLU LGBT Youth in Schools
Skill building! Member organization AMAZE challenges bias and bullying through the Families All Matter Book Project. They provide skill-building exercises to support courageous conversations and engage children directly in making their own environments safe for everyone. They also teach educators, parents, and other caring adults how to promote the knowledge, attitudes, language, and skills needed to work together across difference. Click HERE.
Free downloadable books! Member organization Rainbow Rumpus provides free, downloadable books that contain information about how to talk with elementary and preschool children about LGBT-headed families as well as teaching activities related to each story. These are a great resource to build understanding and prevent bullying, and they are designed so children can create their own illustrations. Click here to download these free books!

Helpful Links and Resources for Students

There are many helpful tools and resources on this topic at stopbullying.gov and glsen.org. Resources are located below.

GLBT Kids Abuse Intervention Program at Family Partnership
Equal Access Act and Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) organizations
How to start a GayStraight Alliance
Bystanders…becoming UPstanders
Drama: Is it happening to you?
STOMP out Bullying Tool Kit
You(th) can create change
You(th) can speak out
Youth Speaking OUT
Minneapolis Public Schools - Out4Good Program
St. Paul Public Schools - Out For Equity Program
ACLU LGBT Youth in Schools
Students Creating Change
Jeremiah's Hope for Kindness
PACER's Student Bullying Toolkit
The Trevor Project’s Digital Services and Lifeline

For more information, visit our Resources page.

Helpful Links and Resources for Parents

There are many helpful tools and resources on this topic at stopbullying.gov and glsen.org. Resources are located below.

GLBT Kids Abuse Intervention Program at Family Partnership
The Trevor Project: Get Help
What Parents Can Do About Bullying
Ten Actions ALL Parents Can Take to Help Eliminate Bullying
National Crime Prevention Council: What Parents Can Do
Electronic Aggression (Cyberbullying)
Bullying Among Children and Youth on Perceptions and Differences in Sexual Orientation (PDF)
Common Myths About Bullying (PDF)
10 Steps to Notifying School Administrators (PDF)
Steps To Take if Your Child is Being Bullied (PDF)
Talk to Your Child About Bullying (PDF)
Bullying and Harassment of Students With Disabilities (PDF)
Minneapolis Public Schools - Out4Good Program
St. Paul Public Schools - Out For Equity Program
Minnesota School Outreach Coalition (MnSOC)
ACLU LGBT Youth in Schools
Recursos en Español (Spanish Translated Materials)
Af Soomaali (Somali Translated Materials)
Free downloadable books! Member organization Rainbow Rumpus provides free, downloadable books that contain information about how to talk with elementary and preschool children about LGBT-headed families as well as teaching activities related to each story. These are a great resource to build understanding and prevent bullying, and they are designed so children can create their own illustrations. Click here to download these free books!

Additional Resources

There are many helpful tools and resources on this topic at stopbullying.gov and glsen.org. Additional resources are located below.

Stand Up, Speak Out: On A Mission To End Bullying
Diversity Council
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
Stop Bullying Now
A youth-oriented federal government campaign, “Stop Bullying Now” features a tip sheet for “Bullying Among Children and Youth on Perceptions and Differences in Sexual Orientation,” which includes suggestions for what schools and communities can do to address the problem.
PrevNet
The Prevention Network provides materials for parents including resources and definitions, a stand up to bullying tip sheet, and suggestions for developing formative consequence for children who bully.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education Rights (PACER) Center
PACER is organization dedicated to expanding the opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities, and their families. The organization also runs the National Bullying Prevention Center, and their website contains many valuable resources and links.
OutFront Minnesota
OutFront Minnesota serves as a resource for youth, parents, educators and community members by helping to make Minnesota’s schools safe for LGBTQ youth and/or LGBTQ-headed families.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Currently, the organization has started a “Safe Space” campaign with the goal of creating a “Safe Space” in every school. Their website also includes extensive anti-bullying resources.

Research on Bullying and Harassment in Schools

2009 National School Climate Survey
Key Findings & Positive Interventions
School Climate in Minnesota (PDF)
Summary of the 2006 Report from the National Middle School Association
Bullying: Research Behind the Facts
HRC’s 2011, “Growing Up LGBT in America”
Enumeration: A Tool For Advocates

Legal Matters on Safe Schools

Courts rule in favor of GSA at Maple Grove High School
The Equal Access Act and Gay-Straight Alliance organizations
Sexual harassment in schools
Discrimination is prohibited in education in Minnesota
Gender identity, students, and Minnesota schools

Media Inquiries

We are here for journalists reporting on issues related to bullying in schools and what policymakers at the local, state, and national level are doing about it.

Contact

Jean Heyer
Communication Director
jheyer@outfront.org.
612-701-3874