Bullying Prevention Resources

This section of the site provides quick access to case studies and helpful on-line social marketing resources for bullying prevention. We welcome suggestions for additional case studies and resources

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October 25, 2018  One New Case Study, Four New Resources
We have added one new case study over the past year, but are still short of good bullying prevention case studies with measured impacts. Check out the new case study in the left hand column below.  If you have or know of other successful programs or approaches, please let us know. Four new topic resources have also been added. You can see them listed in the right hand column below.
January 10, 2018 UNESCO Releases School Violence and Bullying Global Status Report
This report provides an overview of the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem. For details, see the right hand column below.
March 15, 2017 Two New Materials Added in this Topic Category in the Past Year
We've added two new resources this past year. You can see them in the right hand column below.  Let us know what you think.
 

 

Most Recent Bullying Prevention Case Studies

Cure Violence  Safety

Cure Violence shows it can be effective to treat violence using a health approach– i.e. to treat it as a contagion rather than as a problem of bad people. The intervention relies heavily on peer influencers and norm appeals. It has had multiple independent evaluations – all showing large statistically significant reductions in violence.

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Lions-Quest –Skills for Adolescence and Working Towards Peace, Detroit  Safety

The Detroit Public School system significantly reduced violent acts and classroom misconduct in fourteen middle schools. They were part of a two-year research project to evaluate the effectiveness of two Lions-Quest programs, Skills for Adolescence, a life skills program for middle school, and Working Toward Peace, an anger management and conflict resolution program for middle school. Lions-Quest fit easily in the school curriculum and involved the community. Program design made it easy to replicate in other cultures.

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The Bullying Prevention Program  HealthSafety

The Bullying Prevention Program (BPP) reduced bullying problems in Norwegian schools by up to 50 percent. Actively involving students, school staff, and parents in restructuring their school environment created a safe and learning one, and lessened the number of opportunities and rewards for bullying. BPP had been replicated in American, Canadian, and European schools.

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Most Recent Bullying Prevention Resources

Changing Climates of Conflict: A social network experiment in 56 schools  Safety

This study with 56 schools (some acting as controls) demonstrates the power of peer influence for changing climates of conflict, and suggests which students to involve in those efforts. By engaging a small set of students to take a public stance against typical forms of conflict at their school, the intervention reduced overall levels of conflict by an estimated 30%.

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School-Based Violence & Bullying Prevention Programs  Safety

There is strong evidence that school-based violence and bullying prevention programs reduce violence and victimization. Such programs have also been shown to modestly reduce bullying in some circumstances. Programs implemented at the classroom level appear more effective than formal school policies against bullying or approaches that focus on specific bullies, and longer, more intense programs reduce bullying more than less intense programs. Multi-component interventions and focused attention for at-risk youth can also increase program effectiveness.

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Youth Mentoring as a Viable Crime Prevention Strategy: Evidence and Ontario policy, with reflections from some mentors  Safety

Youth mentoring can be a cost-effective way to reduce the likelihood of offending. Best practices include: outreach to vulnerable youth, involving parents, screening and training mentors, matching mentors and mentees based on background, having mentoring connected to a larger strategy, following a developmental approach, and developing standards for implementation.

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The Effectiveness of School-Based Bullying Prevention Programs: A systematic review  Safety

Of the 32 articles, 17 assess both bullying and victimization, 10 assess victimization only, and 5 assess bullying only. Of the 22 studies examining bullying perpetration, 11 (50%) observed significant effects; of the 27 studies examining bullying victimization, 18 (67%) reported significant effects.

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School Violence and Bullying Global Status Report  Safety

This report, prepared by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence and Prevention in January 2017, provides an overview of available data on the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem.

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The impact of comics vs photographs on knowledge, attitude and behavioural intentions  EnvironmentHealthSafety

This study compares two modes of visually presenting information  – one using photographs and the other using cartoons – on audience’s knowledge, attitudes and behavioural intentions.

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Engaging Teachers to Communicate Scientific Consensus on Climate Change and Other Topics  EnvironmentHealthSafety

When consensus about a risk or mitigating behavior is newly developed and/or not clearly understood, communicating that consensus through teachers / instructors can be critical. While this blog entry focuses on climate change, it may also apply to new understandings in many topic areas.

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CDC Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)  Safety

CDC Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury data from a variety of sources.

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Program Impact Attribution  EnvironmentHealthSafety

This document provides a brief summary of options for assessing what portion of any measured behavior changes resulted from your program and what portion resulted from other influences. These options can also be used to attribute the affects of your program on a wide range of related variables such as resources used, pollutants released, accident rates and health status.

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Program Evaluation Methods; Measurement and Attribution of Program Results  EnvironmentHealthSafety

A good, detailed, freely accessible overview of program evaluation and attribution methods.

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DATING MATTERS®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention  Safety

DATING MATTERS® is a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health. Follow a school administrator throughout his day as he highlights what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it through graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, and information gathered from leading experts. Read More »

CDC Violence Prevention Web page  Safety

CDC is committed to stopping violence before it begins. This page leads to a wide range of useful reports on violence against children, youth, intimate partners, and the elderly. Read More »

STOPit  Safety

This app enables students to document bullying using their mobile phones, and anonymously send the evidence to trusted adults. Schools get a dashboard for managing the reports.

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Violence Prevention  Safety

This "Violence Prevention" portal page from the U.S. Centre for Disease Control provides access to information on data sources, risk and protective factors and prevention strategies. It also leads to similar pages that focus specifically on child maltreatment, elder maltreatment, intimate partner violence, school violence, sexual violence, suicide, and youth violence.  

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EPPI-Centre  EnvironmentHealthSafety

Contains reviews of research evidence on interventions related to active transportation (walking and cycling), rod safety, physical activity, heart health (cardiovascular disease), HIV / AIDS, nutrition, obesity, tobacco (smoking), conflict resolution, crime, education, and employment.

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