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Bully prevention resources

The bullying issue

What works to stop bullying and what doesn't work

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Criminology, anti-bullying programs are having negative effects and actually making the bullying situation worse instead of better. Researchers found that in order for a bully prevention program to truly work it must change the school's climate. This means changing values and expectations of youth, teachers and school administration.

Are anti-bullying efforts making it worse?

Articles based on the latest research

Why teaching kindness in schools is essential to reduce bullying 

Why learning social and emotional skills is important

The science of happiness

Key Club International's response to bullying

Key Club International is teaming up with Project happiness. Project Happiness specializes in emotional resilience-building programs. Project Happiness' purpose is to provide proven techniques to cultivate one's own authentic happiness. Drawing from the three pillars of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. 

Key Club teams up with Project Happiness

What Kiwanis Family clubs can do

Kiwanis family clubs can support Kiwanis youth service clubs in establishing programs that change the school environment in positive ways. New research shows that programs that teach emotional regulation, empathy and kindness have a true impact. 

Consider how Key Club is approaching the bully prevention issue. Key Club is working closely with Project Happiness to help young people discover their inner calm. Key Club members develop important social and emotional skills enabling them to respond to others with compassion, kindness and acceptance. 

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Bully prevention videos on YouTube 

Cypress Ranch High School created this fun anti-bullying video to the tune of a popular song. The video is a fun way to let everyone know that bullying isn't welcome at this school.

Cypress Ranch High School Anti-bullying video

The Step up bully prevention videos show elementary students how to ask for help when someone has been bullied. 

Step up bully prevention videos

Service projects to improve the school environment

Project Happiness  - This curriculum is based on Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness

Key Club / Project Happiness resources

Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying Event Planning Toolkit (PACER)

Student resources

Stop Bullying: Speak Up

International Bullying Prevention Association

Bully Bust 

PACER Center's Kids Against Bullying 

Bullying UK

Fall 2009 K-Kids Zone magazine

Internet safety


What is cyberbullying?

School resources

Social, Emotional Learning and Bullying

Project Happiness

Bullying Awareness Guidebook 

MindUp Program

Preventing Classroom Bullying: What teachers can do   

National School Climate Center

Parent resources

NBC News Education Nation has produced an online Social and Emotional Learning toolkit for parents that offers a wide variety of resources and information.

What to do about bullying

Eyes on Bullying - What you can do toolkit

A call to stop bullying

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Suggested reading

Bully: An Action Plan for Teachers, Parents and Communities to Combat the Bullying Crisis

Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention

10 Mindful Minutes

The Project Happiness Handbook

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Do you know of a bully prevention resource?

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