The office of Safe Church Ministry has produced this bulletin insert/ flyer called: "Bullying Hurts!" to assist churches in identifying What is bullying? Why is it so harmful in our congregations? And what can we begin to do about it?
The bulletin insert may be ordered through Faith Alive by clicking here.
Bullying is No Laughing Matter - Artists of 36 nationally distributed comic strips unite, encouraging kids to support one another when someone starts bullying. Available from Amazon here.
The Bullied, the Bully, and the Bystander (2009 by Barbara Coloroso). A thorough resource on effective strategies for kids protecting themselves from bullying, and effective intervention and treatment for bullies. Available from Amazon here.
Bullying: A Spiritual Crisis (2003 by Dr. Ronald Kram). Dr. Kram urges readers to stop overlooking the serious problem of bullying and provides resources for reaching out to both victims and bullies. Available from Amazon here.
Stick up for Yourself! (1999 by Gershen Kaufman, Lev Raphael, and Pamela Espeland). Gives children the tools for positive self-esteem and assertiveness. Available from Amazon here.
Power Point Presentation
Bullying Hurts! – Find out why bullying matters to the church
Bullying Awareness Guidebook: This comprehensive expert-driven guide to bullying awareness includes an in-depth look at specific types of bullying, an extensive Q&A with two leading experts in psychology and psychiatry, as well as bullying prevention techniques.
Bullying by the Numbers: This article by Michelle Wheat breaks down information about bullying, and also suggests promoting anti-bullying prevention and awareness campaigns with silicone wristbands.
Bullying Prevention Resources: Free downloadable resources from Golden Rule Pledge, an organization dedicated to awareness, prevention, and response to bullying and harassment.
Cyber Smile Foundation: The Cybersmile Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to tackling all forms of online bullying
KidPower: Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global non-profit leader in teaching positive, practical personal safety skills to protect people of all ages and abilities from bullying, molestation, abduction, and other violence
The Protectors: An organization dedicated to prevention through educating bystanders to stand up against bullying, the Protectors offers extensive programs and resources
Stomp Out Bullying: “The Leading National Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Organization for Kids & Teens”
StopBullying.gov: A federal government website managed by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services
U.S. Insurance Agents: Bullying in the U.S. - Rates, Tips, and Resources
Vodien - A wealth of helpful information about cyber bullying and ideas for how to keep safer from it can be found here.
Bullying: A Fact Sheet for Teachers and Leaders of Children and Youth: Brief overview of the problem’s prevalence, characteristics, and how leaders should respond.
Bullying Defined: Helpful introduction to the characteristics typical of bullying.
Bullying: Ten Ways Your Ministry Can Help: Suggestions for activities churches can do to create awareness and prevention of bullying.
Creating a “No-Bully Zone”: Helpful tips for creating an environment to preventing bullying.