Bullying is a serious problem that affects millions of children and young people around the world. It can cause physical, emotional, and mental harm, and can have long-lasting consequences for both the victims and the perpetrators. Bullying can happen anywhere: at school, online, at home, or in the community.
Fortunately, there are many anti-bullying free resources available to help you prevent, recognize, and respond to bullying. Whether you are a student, a parent, a teacher, or a professional who works with children, you can find useful information, tools, and support to create a safe and respectful environment for everyone.
In this article, we will share some of the best anti-bullying free resources that you can use to learn more about bullying and cyberbullying, how to stop it, and how to get help if you or someone you know is being bullied.
Classroom Tool Kits - National Bullying Prevention Center
The National Bullying Prevention Center offers free educational and interactive bullying prevention resources designed for K-12 learners and the parents and educators who support them. These resources can be used in the classroom, at home, during workshops, or at special events.
The Classroom Tool Kits include activities, videos, lesson plans, posters, and more on topics such as:
What is bullying and how to prevent it
How to be an ally and stand up for others
How to celebrate diversity and inclusion
How to cope with stress and emotions
How to use social media responsibly
You can find different tool kits for elementary school, middle school, and high school students on their website[^1^].
The NSPCC Learning is a platform that provides research, resources, training, and services for professionals who work with children in the UK. To support Anti-Bullying Week 2022, they have collated a selection of their resources to help professionals recognize, respond to, and prevent bullying and cyberbullying within their organizations.
Some of the resources they offer are:
A free online course on how to protect children from bullying and cyberbullying
An example anti-bullying policy statement template for organizations that work with children
A free resource pack for teachers of key stages 3-4 to help students know what to do if they see bullying online
A free anti-bullying toolkit for young people to develop and lead their own campaign around online bullying
A free library reading list on the causes and effects of bullying
A free online Speak out Stay safe session for primary schools to teach children how to recognize abuse and neglect
A podcast episode on how to implement effective anti-bullying policies and procedures in schools
You can access these resources on their website[^2^].
Get Help Now - StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov is a website that provides information and resources on how to prevent and stop bullying in the US. It is managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services. One of the features of the website is the Get Help Now section, where you can find tips and advice on what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied.
The Get Help Now section includes:
What kids can do: how to deal with bullying situations, how to report bullying, how to get support from friends and adults
What teens can do: how to stand up for yourself and others, how to cope with stress and emotions, how to get involved in anti-bullying activities
What adults can do: how to recognize the signs of bullying, how to talk to kids about bullying, how to intervene and help kids who are bullied or who bully others
How to document and report cyberbullying: how to save evidence of online harassment, how to block or report abusive users or content, how to contact law enforcement or other authorities if needed