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Quick Guides

The three-part handout series, Bullying Prevention 101: A Quick Guide, provides an overview of how bullying is defined, the roles involved, and helpful tips to address bullying behavior for these audiences:

  • Elementary School Students
  • Middle and High School Students
  • Parents

”What You Can Do”

This four-part series provides comprehensive information for students and adults about how to help someone who is experiencing bullying, as well as how to address bullying in the community:

  • What Youth Can Do If They Are Experiencing Bullying
  • What Youth Can Do to Help Peers Who Are Experiencing Bullying
  • What Adults Can Do to Help Youth Experiencing Bullying
  • What Communities Can Do to Address and Prevent Bullying

Student Action Plan Against Bullying + Guide for Using the Plan

Are you an educator working with a student who reported bullying, a parent looking for ways to help your child respond to a situation, or a student who wants to take action against bullying, but aren't sure where to start? The Student Action Plan Against Bullying is designed for youth to complete, with or without an adult, to help them think through a difficult situation and determine steps to change what is happening to them or someone else. Whether someone is the target of bullying, a witness, or the person who bullies, this plan, along with the guide for adults using it with youth, can help guide potential responses and action-based solutions.

Visit Recursos Para Adultos y Estudiantes Acerca de Bullying for more Spanish translations.

Cyberbullying: What Parents Should Know

Instant access for peer-to-peer communication through cell phones and computers opens the door to exciting new ways of connecting, interacting, and learning. However, these new modes of communication also present new challenges for parents. Not only do parents have to help children and youth navigate in-person social situations, they also need to prepare them for healthy relationships online. This 16-page booklet has information on guiding children through this virtual world.

Safety in the Online Community: A conversation with your 13-year-old about Facebook and Instagram

Facebook and Instagram partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to create a guide and checklist to help parents talk with their teens about using social media. The guide covers setting up a new account, safety tips, and commonly asked questions. Download the guide and checklist for free.

Visit Cyberbullying and What Parents Should Know About Bullying for additional publications and information.

Notifying the School About a Bullying Incident

Template letters for parents to use as a guide for writing a letter to their child’s school. These letters contain standard language and fill-in-the-blank spaces so the letter can be customized for your child, including letters designed for students with a Section 504 or IEP. Available in English and Spanish translation.

Classroom 5-Poster Series

Order, download, print, or share one or all of these posters featuring compelling bullying prevention messages. Display year-round in the classroom, hallway, or lunchroom. Available in English and Spanish translation.

Looking for other print resources for your event or classroom? Visit SHOP for bookmarks, posters, resource kits, and more.

Students with Disabilities and Bullying: Top five things for parents, educators, and students to know

This handout provides an overview of important facts for parents, educators, and students to know about students with disabilities and bullying. Also available in Spanish translation .

Preventing Bullying of Students with Disabilities: Four things parents and educators should know

Did you know that a student with a disability is two to three times more likely to be bullied? Bullying can affect a student’s physical and emotional health and it can interfere with a student’s right to receive an education. Posted to blog on October 17, 2016.

Visit Students with Disabilities and Bullying for additional publications and information.

Articles by PACER’s NBPC Staff

Bullying Affects All of Our Kids, Even If They Aren't the Target
Bullying affects everyone involved. Whether the child is the target, a witness, or the person who bullies, the end result is that everyone feels less safe. Children aren’t responsible for resolving a bullying situation, but their opinions about how to proceed should be encouraged and respected.

Speaking Up About Being Bullied Isn't "Tattling"
Many children who are bullied don’t report it. Younger children often don’t recognize bullying behaviors, and may be afraid they’ll be called a tattletale, or worse, if they tell an adult. It’s especially important to talk openly with your young child about bullying behavior, and to explain the difference between tattling and telling.

Is Your ASD Child Being Bullied? Five Ways to Take Action
When your child is the target of bullying, your first response is often an emotional one, followed by wanting to act in the most effective, action-oriented way. This article offers a few helpful suggestions. Published in Autism Parent Magazine blog, March 2021.

5 Things You Should Know About Cyberbullying
While today’s technology provides young people with new and meaningful ways to connect and communicate, it also presents new challenges. This article explore the rise of cyberbullying, the use of technology to bully. Published by Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), December 2019.

Helping Your Child Understand Cyberbullying
It was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone line in their room so they could easily and privately connect with more friends. Today, a student’s desire to connect with friends has not changed, but the options for doing so have grown tremendously. While young people’s access to technology has evolved over the years, so has the way we communicate with children about online safety and cyberbullying. Posted to Spring 2017 edition of Our Children, the National PTA Magazine.