North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Dignity for All Students/Bullying Resources


Prevent Cyberbullying flier from stopbullying.gov

kid-friendly website!

created by teens for teens, this site can be accessed on the pacerkids site

Cyber-bullying informational flier

New York State Dignity Act Facebook page





  • Kidscape - Tips for children, parents, educators about how to recognize, prevent, and intervene to stop bullying. Lots of free downloads. Click on Advice and then select category. www.kidscape.org.uk
  • Kids Health - Type "bullying" into search window. User can elect to hear the articles while viewing the words. Spanish versions also can be selected. www.kidshealth.org
  • National Crime Prevention Center - Type: "bullying" into Topics for Crime. Offers interactive clips for children to try out solutions to bullying situations and get feedback from McGruff the dog. Site provides numerous links to articles about bullying, effects of bullying and successful programs. www.ncpc.org
  • NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) this one is aimed at younger children. www.netsmartzkids.org/
  • NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) in partnership with Sprint. Materials for 'tweens, teens and educators on safe internet use including videos, games, on-line comics, and teaching materials for educatiors to use. Topics coverd; Basic internet safety, chat rooms, e-mail, INM, gaming, predators, revealing too much personal information and cyberbullying. English and Spanish. www.nsteens.org/
  • Safe Child Coalition - Tips for identifying bullying behavior and what to do if your child is a bully or a victim and bully prevention programs. Site is printed information for free and videos for purchase. www.safechild.org
  • Stop Bullying .gov - Resources for kids, teens, young adults, parents and community. Includes webinars for kids and adults, powerpoints, toolkits information for community work. Information for LGBT youth. www.stopbullying.gov/
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro Website - Type "bullying" into search window of home page for hundreds of articles on the topic. www.uncg.edu
  • OCM BOCES DASA Bullying/Cyberbullying website

Diversity Literature

  • American Library Association (ALA) The type in search window "bibliography for gay teens." Click on ”Outreach Resources for Services to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People." Two options will be revealed: a bibliography for gay teens list and a link to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) if you select this choice there is a menu on the left and one is the Stonewall Book Award "The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table." There you will find the annual list of book award winners in all categories including the Stonewall Honor www.ala.org
  • Community Resource Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action is the first of its kind to look at the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pub/YV_bestpractices.html
  • PBS site - Resources By Topic: Bullies resources for kids, parents and teachers. Has varied resources by topic including resource by topic: Bullies resources for kids, parents and teachers. pbskids.org/itsmylife//parents/resources/bullies.html

Sex Education

  • Advocates for Youth - Resources for sex education advice for parents and educators of children of all ages Resources for youth who are LGBTQ, African American, Latin American, general population related to sex education, reproductive health, and contraception and advocacy education. Click on bulleted items (they are not in bold) to open a page of information about each bullet. English and Spanish www.advocatesforyouth.org

GLBTQI (Gay, Lesbian, BiSexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex)

  • GLSEN - Resources for support for GLBT youth on many issues, including bullying and suicide prevention. www.glsen.org
  • Human Rights Campaign – Working For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights www.hrc.org
  • Intersex Society of North America - List of support groups arranged by medical condition for parents of intersex children. www.isna.org/support
  • "PFLAG" is Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. We are a national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. Also includes scholarship information, cyberbullying and sex education resources. www.pflag.org
  • Safe School Coalition - Many resources for students, parents and teachers about LGBT www.safeschoolscoalition.org
  • The Trevor Project - Resources for GLBTQ youth and educators. Website states it is the “Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. www.trevorproject.org


  • Council on Size and Weight Discrimination (CSWD) Working to end discrimination against people who are heavier than average. Includes bibliographies and statistics on the impact of weight discrimination. www.cswd.org/docs/discrimination.html

Teachers - Lesson plan ideas and strategies

Sample Lesson Plans and Webquests Developed by Teachers


Parents of Girls

Bullying Prevention Programs

  • Olweus Bully Prevention Program - STOP BULLYING IN SCHOOLS! OCM BOCES has developed a program delivered by highly experienced nationally certified trainers who are dedicated to the prevention of bullying in schools. They use proactive efforts to create a better learning environment for students. Click HERE to view the OCM BOCES School Informational Brochure detailing our efforts to stop bullying in schools.
  • Rachel’s Challenge - A school-based program that uses the life of Rachel Scott, the first person killed at Columbine High School in 1999, as the inspiration for changing student lives and school climate. The assembly program uses video/audio footage of Rachel’s life and the Columbine tragedy to motivate positive change in the ways students treat each other. This is followed by a separate interactive 90-minute training session involving adults and student leaders that shows how to sustain the momentum created by the assembly. In the evening a Rachel’s Challenge speaker conducts a session with parents and community leaders and asks them to reinforce the positive decisions their teens are making. Info: 1-877-895-7060 or visit www.rachelschallenge.org.
  • Safe School Ambassadors (SSA) - A research-based program that is student-centered and focuses on changing social norms for students in grades 4-12. The program emphasizes bullying and violence prevention. SSA identifies and selects student leaders from diverse groups on campus and forms them into a team of SSA who are trained and willing to intervene to prevent or stop mistreatment of students when they see it. Info: contact Community Matters at (707) 823-6159 or www.community-matters.org.



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