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Bully and Sexual Harassment Prevention Resources

StopBullying.gov

This website provides information from various government agencies about what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how to prevent and respond to bullying.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/

Title IX Fact Sheet - Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Where You Go To School

This fact sheet, released by the White House in 2011, gives information on rights given to students on the basis of Title IX; and requirements of Title IX as they pertain to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/fact_sheet_know_your_rights.pdf

10 Ways to Move Beyond Bully Prevention (And Why We Should)

This short article explores important ways to discuss bullying and reasons why appropriately addressing behavior in schools is so important.
http://edwebsfiles.ed.uiuc.edu/edpsy/documents/EdWkBeyondBullyPrevEspelage.pdf

That's Not Cool

This website is a great tool to use when talking to young people about dating violence. It provides information on, and advice about, the various ways technology can be used in harassment and/or dating violence. There are videos, blog posts, and spaces for young people to talk about issues that impact them in relation to dating violence.
http://www.thatsnotcool.com/

No Name-Calling Week

No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. Although the website focuses on a week in January, the resources can be used throughout the year to prevent bullying.
http://www.nonamecallingweek.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/about/index.html

About the Bystander Approach & Sexual Violence Prevention

Bystanders: Agents in Primary Prevention

This issue of Partners in Social Change delves into the bystander approach and examines some practical aspects that make this a great strategy for prevention work with youth and adults. The bystander programs discussed in this issue impact individuals, relationships, communities, and society.
http://www.wcsap.org/sites/www.wcsap.org/files/uploads/documents/PISCBystanders2010.pdf

Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention

This publication discusses the importance of bystanders, as well as what types of norms change bystander intervention can help impact, and what kinds of norms changes can occur based on bystander intervention.
http://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/Publications_NSVRC_Booklets_Engaging-Bystanders-in-Sexual-Violence-Prevention.pdf

Addressing the Gendered Dimensions of Harassment and Bullying: What Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocates Need to Know

This paper introduces and discusses a recent policy memo from the U.S. Department of Education that clarifies the distinctions between bullying and harassment and the priorities and responsibilities of school districts, outlines the differences between sexual harassment and bullying, explores the unintended consequences of ignoring the gendered dimensions of bullying and harassment in K-12 schools, and suggests helpful strategies for advocates collaborating with school personnel and students.
http://www.vawnet.org/Assoc_Files_VAWnet/CIB_HarassmentBullying.pdf

Remember: Social marketing prevention programs work best in concert with other programming, including your local sexual assault support center, your local chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), and other organizations that support anti-bullying/sexual harassment initiatives.