10 simple guiding principles to raise awareness and impact behavior and civility.
The Boxser Diversity Initiative funds programs that provide speakers, exhibits and other methods of communication to foster tolerance and understanding of all groups, no matter their race, religion or gender identity.
Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.
Resource site for teaching anti-bullying, cyber bullying, risk factors and many other topics.
Bullying is not just a buzzword co-opted by the media to drive ratings from frightened school children and their worried parents. Bullying is a serious problem that has far-reaching implications for the person being bullied—and for the bully as well. In this guide, readers will find information on what bullying is, how it impacts people, and where victims can get help. In addition, there is information on the mental health industry’s response to bullying and why psychologists are uniquely equipped to handle this issue.
This is an opportunity for teachers to involve their students by becoming an “up-stander” to prevent bullying through education and awareness.
Florida Department of Education resource site for bullying prevention and implementation of Florida’s anti-bullying law, The Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act. Jeffrey’s Law is uniformly considered to be a model anti-bullying law.
Prepared by the Manatee County School District Office of Safe Schools, this PowerPoint presentation is an excellent resource for teachers wanting to learn more about recognizing the signs of bullying as well as their responsibilities under Jeffrey’s Law, Florida’s anti-bullying statute.
Suicide statistics can be alarming. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that an average of 112 Americans commit suicide every day, and it is the second most prevalent cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24. The thoughts that lead someone to want to end their life can feel debilitating and hopeless, but suicide is preventable. If you notice signs of suicidal behavior in someone, you can take steps to prevent a needless death.
Bullying can be boiled down to unwanted social attention. While it can be subtle or blatant; take place online, or in public; be physical or aggressive; there are a few characteristics that can help define bullying.
Resource site for lesson plans teaching tolerance including lessons on stereotyping, appreciating differences, recognizing how words can hurt (or heal), and more.
National educational and teacher training organization that encourages students to examine racism and prejudice in order to promote a more informed and humane society.
Teacher resources center maintained by the Florida Holocaust Museum, honoring the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. The Museum played a critical role in shaping legislation that made Florida the nation’s first state to mandate Holocaust education in the public schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The resource materials include grade-appropriate instructional goals and bibliography for teaching the Holocaust. The Museum provides a wealth of resource materials to assist teachers including teaching trunks, teacher workshops and a Summer Institute co-sponsored by USF.
Manatee County School District website providing factual information for students, parents, and educators concerning bullying and resources designed to reduce the problem in our community. The site contains all of the latest free prevention curriculum, programs and videos available in their resource library.
Online resource center to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the movement and prevent bullying.
Website dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America; with links to anti-bias education resources and organizations, including information and articles on the subjects of hate crimes, racial profiling and more.
Website highlighting communities working together to stop hate. Their videos celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs and responses and have motivated many others to develop their own innovative initiatives which overpower the hateful actions and voices in their communities. Not In Our Town can help you strategize and brainstorm possible responses to hatred and methods to encourage others to be a part of the movement.
PeaceJam provides year-long, ongoing educational programs for youth ages 5-25 flexible enough to be used in an academic or non-academic setting – as an after-school club, community or faith-based group, integrated into core curriculum and electives, or used as a school-wide or district-wide program. Participating Nobel Peace Laureates are directly involved in developing the curriculum and the PeaceJam program.
This companion web site to the PBS television series of the same name, demonstrating how race is both a biological myth and a social invention. The site contains a searchable database for finding information on the science, politics and questions about race.
A practical teacher’s guide taking a stand against everyday bigotry.
Online resource center managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value and embrace diversity. Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides educators with free educational materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of diversity in the classroom and beyond. This web site provides access to publications and curriculum kits which have earned Oscar nominations, an Academy Award, and more than a dozen honors from the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress) including the Golden Lamp Award.
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A Community Resource Guide from Southern Poverty Law Center. Hate in America has become commonplace. What can we do to STOP THE HATE?
10 principles for fighting hate, along with a collection of inspiring stories of people who worked to push hate out of their communities.
Tips, Tools & Solutions for Recognizing and Stopping Bullying in Social Media and Online. College cyberbullying can make simply leaving the dorm a nightmare. Understanding what it is and what drives bullies to do what they do can go a long way toward helping students figure out how to curtail the problem.