In response to calls we have received to the Stop Hate Hotline (844-9-NO-HATE), we have launched a Bullying Prevention Portal with resources for students, parents, and educators. These resources add to the great work organizations in communities across the country are doing to combat hate in schools. Below are some resources from allies and partners. As we recognize Bullying Prevention Month with a Month of Action, we will be raising awareness and sharing resources that reach across diverse communities. If you would like to add your resources to our bullying prevention resource bank, e-mail NoHate@lawyerscommittee.org.
Bullying Prevention Resources:
Act to Change is a public awareness campaign that works to address bullying including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. To learn more about the Act to Change campaign, visit www.acttochange.org.
Anti-Defamation League (ADL): ADL’s A World of Difference features school-wide programs, workshops for students of all ages, and professional development for educators, counselors, and administrators. ADL also has anti-bias tips, tools, strategies, and discussion guides for K-12 educators and students in order to promote anti-bias learning environments, and offers on-line learning opportunities and curricula to provide an understanding of diverse perspectives. https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families
Anti- Violence Project: The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) coordinates the National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) Cultural Competency. This project is currently conducting a national needs assessment with mainstream organizations across the country to assess gaps in services and provide tailored technical assistance to increase LGBTQ accessibility and inclusivity among these organizations. https://avp.org/ncavp/tta-center/
Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SF): The San Francisco office of CAIR offers resources on bullying prevention including a Know Your Rights Pocket Guide for Youth (https://ca.cair.com/sfba/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/03_YouthPocketGuide_NoBleeds.pdf). You may also read their 2015 Bullying Report: https://ca.cair.com/sfba/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CAIR-CA-2015-Bullying-Report-Web.pdf.
GSA Network: The Gay-Straight Alliance Network has a great number of resources to help students create new GSA clubs and take existing clubs to the next level just in time for Spirit Day on October 19. https://www.glaad.org/spiritday If you are interested in starting a GSA at your school, check out the 10 Steps for Starting a GSA guide (https://gsanetwork.org/resources/building-your-gsa/10-steps-starting-gsa)
Hollaback: The Hollaback has Street Harassment Resources called An Educator’s Guide to Street Harassment. This guide is geared toward teachers, guidance counselors, parents and other educators in New York City who want to address the issue of street harassment amongst middle and high school aged students. Want to spread the word around your school and community? https://www.ihollaback.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Educators.guide_.FINAL_.pdf
Islamic Networks Group (ING): ING offers on its website various resources for students, parents and educators to counter faith-based bullying through education and face-to-face interaction. Through our INGYouth Program, Muslim students can find ample resources such as FAQs and presentations (https://ing.org/youth-resources) to clarify misconceptions about their religion and its adherents. Parents are also welcome to explore in-depth information about religion-based bullying and students’ rights (https://ing.org/anti-bullying/). Lastly, educators can access lesson plans to supplement education about Muslims and to improve the classroom environment for Muslim students (https://ing.org/academic/). https://ing.org/
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): Teaching Tolerance project combats prejudice among our nation’s youth while promoting equality, inclusiveness and equitable learning environments in the classroom. We produce an array of anti-bias resources that we distribute, free of charge, to educators across the country – award-winning classroom documentaries, lesson plans and curricula, Teaching Tolerance magazine, and more. https://www.splcenter.org/teaching-tolerance
Muslim Advocates: Muslim Advocates created a Make School Safer Stop Bullying that allows everyone to select any state and share the letters about bullying to your local school district. Together we can make schools safer for our children. https://www.muslimadvocates.org/press-center/stopbullying/
The Sikh Coalition. The Sikh Coalition’s campaign “Creating Safe Schools” addresses the high rate of bullying that Sikh students experience by promoting Sikh awareness and prevent bullying in schools. The goal of the campaign is to build resilience and pride among Sikh American Youth. For a report on Bullying of Sikh American School Children, visithttps://issuu.com/thesikhcoalition/docs/go-home-terrorist/3. For the Sikh Coalition’s brochure on anti-bullying, visit: https://www.sikhcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Sikh-Youth-AntiBullying-Brochure.pdf. More information can be found at www.sikhcoalition.org.
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). SAALT published “In the Face of Xenophobia” in 2013. This guide provides six lessons on addressing bullying of South Asian American youth and includes an overview of South Asian Americans in the United States. The curricular provides communities, individuals, and educators with resources for addressing bullying, harassment, and racism directed at youth of South Asian descent in the U.S. schools. The report can be found here: http://saalt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/InTheFaceOfXenophobia-Final-11.4.2013.pdf. For additional information visit www.saalt.org.
Transgender Law Center. Transgender and gender nonconforming youth experience high rates of discrimination, harassment, and abuse in communities – including at schools. The Transgender Law Center advocates or their right to live safe and affirming lives and to have a safe place to live. To learn more about their work, visithttps://transgenderlawcenter.org/legal/youth
UnidosUS. Since 1968, UnidosUS has served the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis and state and national advocacy efforts. One of the issue areas that UnidosUS works on is Education – improving access, quality, and accountability. To learn more about their work in schools, visit: https://www.unidosus.org/issues/education/.