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Michigan State Board of Education's Model Anti-Bullying Policy

Blessing for Those Who Are Bullied




http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/anti-bullying-quotes  WiseOldSayings has a list of inspirational and insightful "Anti Bullying Quotes" that relate very well to Michiganders and people from all walks of life. These quotes are divided by topic, author, and various resources in providing maximum assistance to the reader.

http://www.beaumont.edu/childrens/specialties/bullying-support-for-children/- This site provides numerous access to many anti-bullying resources and describes Beaumont Hospital's (Royal Oak, Michigan) NoBLE program--No Bullying, Live Empowered. The hospital program provides guidance, support and strategies to help resolve bullying issues. They are also available for community presentations. It is directed by Marlene Seltzer, M.D.

http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/uf4870 - The University of Michigan has a health policy that answers specific questions about bullying including "how children can discourage bullying," how adults can help stop bullying" and other bullying concerns.This information was not created by the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and may not reflect specific UMHS practices.

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/bullying - This excellent project by the advanced journalism class at Michigan State University features up-to-date bullying news, detailed bullying statistics and information on cyberbullying, including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, video games and texting.  It also details the various types of hazing experienced including initiation rites.  In addition laws, schools, possible solutions and several resources are advanced.

http://www.freewebs.com/mattepling A website to honor Matt Epling who committed suicide after being bullied relentlessly. This site is a valuable aid for anyone interested in OK2SAY, the new prevention tool available in Michigan schools. It has a direct link to OK2SAY's website --http://www.michigan.gov/ok2say -- where anyone can report bullying in or at school. Matt Epling's site has anti-bullying initiatives and other valuable information.

http://trustheatrensemble.org The Trust Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to encompassing an audience of all ages while producing expressive, truthful, thought-provoking theatre that inspires a realization of self, while creating a change of consciouness on issues of humanity, integrity, tolerance and trust. Its production--The Bullycide Project--aims to change the mindset that bullying is an acceptable social behavior. It is based on the book Bullycide in America.


http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/anti-bullying-quotes  WiseOldSayings has a list of inspirational and insightful "Anti Bullying Quotes" that relate very well to Michiganders and people from all walks of life. These quotes are divided by topic, author, and various resources in providing maximum assistance to the reader.

This site has an excellent listing of bullying topics including "myths and realities," "what to do if you become a target," "how to help" and others.  It addresses various other mental health issues, including teen pregnancy and teen suicide.  Additionally, many sexual health issues and various substance abuse concerns are addressed.

http://www.stompoutbullying.org/ Help Stop Bullying and Cyberbullying | STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyber bullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, and social media campaigns.

http://www.facebook.com/bullymovie - The Bully Project's website has sparked a national movement to stop bullying that is transforming kids' lives and changing a culture of bullying into one of empathy and action. The website is powerful and inspirational, changing constantly to meet everyday concerns. We highly recommend it!

http://nobullying.com is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counseling and, all importantly, helping to stop bullying, particularly cyber bullying. This site has information about bullying, facts and statistics, workplace bullying, bullying stories, anti-bullying slogans and various other informative items such as understanding the bully.

This site focuses on facts, resources, laws, research, presentations, blogs, books, and connections on cyberbullying.  There are numerous sub-titles and lots of content, giving an air of comprehensive coverage of cyberbullying.

http://www.losangelescriminaldefenseattor ney.net/students-guide- recognizing-reporting-cyber- crime/ - "A Student's Guide to Recognizing and Reporting Cyber Crime" is published by a Los Angeles criminal defense law firm. It has detailed, descriptive material about bullying, cyber bullying and related fields with links to other helpful resources.

http://backgroundchecks.org/cyber-bullying-helping-the-bullied-stopping-the-bullies.html is a massive guide to bullying with emphasis on online bullying.This site contains information that can be very helpful for people concerned about cyber crimes.

http://www.inpatientdrugrehab.org/cyberbullying-substance-abuse/  While over a third of school-aged kids experience cyberbullying at some point in their lives, the Pew Research Center found as many as 40% of adult internet users indicate that they have been bullied in one way or another while online.  Cyberbullying & Substance Abuse has a variety of topics including warning signs, link to school bullying and substance abuse connection.

http://www.stopbullying.gov is an excellent project of the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP). Its focus is providing tools and resources for youth, parents, teachers and mental health providers to prevent and address bullying.

http://www.onlineschools.org/student-bullying-guide/ - OnlineSchools.org has published the guide Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying which details many of the aspects of bullying and cyberbullying by age group, such as those who are at risk of bullying, legal issues for parents, and ways to stop bullying and cyberbullying.  It also looks closely at the rise of cyberbullying and provides apps to help prevent it.  In addition, it explores options for parents, educators/schools and students who experience bullying and there is specific help for LGBTQ students.

http://www.bully.org features excellent anti-bullying resources. It is a comprehensive anti-bullying site, designed for teachers, youth workers, managers, staff and parents. It includes one- and two-day "Bullying in the Workplace" workshops, an Anti-Bullying Training Center for adults, anti-bullying strategies, and the ultimate anti-bullying training course held for seven days in Malaysia. It also has a specialist course based on non-violence.

http://www.learnpsychology.org/now/bullying/ - This site includes nationally recognized experts in the field of bullying as they discuss the bullying trend and new ways to combat it.  It provides a guide on what bullying is, how it impacts people, and where victims can get help.  There is also information on the mental health industry's response to bullying and why psychologists are uniquely equipped to handle this issue.

http://www.sifi.org is a non-profit organization that provides support, awareness, healing, services, programs, training, research and resources to alleviate human suffering through emotional wellness, mental/behavioral/public health initiatives and life skills for people.  Its focus is abuse, bullying, domestic violence, suicide, mental health, homelessness, human services and technology.  Its Crises Prevention Lifeline (917) 651-1889 is open 24/7.

https://www.dosomething.org/us/search/apachesolr_search/BULLYING is a service and information website aimed at getting13-25 year olds involved in their communities on causes they care about, one of which is bullying. It also has tips on how to raise awareness of bullying at school and other bullying concerns..

https://www.wikihow.com/Deal-with-Workplace-Bullying-and-Har assment
The five detailed parts of this site include "understanding workplace bullying," "action steps to take," "recovering from bullying," "preventing bullying as an employer" and "sample Email to co-workers."  There is also a section on community questions and answers.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/widows-guide-healing/201712/5-ways-survive-workplace-bullying Worlkplace bullying is a serious problem for adults. This timely article,"5 Ways to Survive Workplace Bullying," was published in Psychology Today, and provides important tips.

A Guide to Workplace Bullying and How to Prevent It by Auto Enrolment is insightful in describing different forms of bullying and explores steps both employees and employers can take to overcome and stamp out a bullying culture in the workplace, creating a positive workforce instead.  This detailed guide also features top tips for creating a policy on bullying and harassment.                                    

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/43177-workplace-bullying- affects-nearly-half-of-us-work ers-it-s-time-we-did-something-about-it
The author of this Truthout report, Michael Arria, points out that bullying among adults is much more common than many realize.  Although the website appears politically progressive, he has written a descriptive and informative article, with emphasis on legislation, laws and possible linkages to sexual harassment claims.  The article is "Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission."

http://www.yourlocalsecurity.com/home-security-crime-prevention-safety-center This excellent site has detailed children’s safety tips, an extensive internet safety and bully prevention guide, an inside home safety guide, a section on how 911 works, flood safety tips, natural disaster safety tips, and a security guide for home and property. It contains some fun math resources and calculators as well. It is sponsored by ADT Home Security System, which Disability Awareness does not endorse because it is a commercial enterprise.

http://www.bullypolice.org Bully police is a watchdog organization that advocates on behalf of bullied children and reports on states anti-bullying laws. An all volunteer group, it also has a lot of helpful information and resources. Michigan maintains an A++ rating.

http://www.thetrevorproject.org The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crises and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth. Every day it saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials, online resources and advocacy.

http://www.getnetwise.org GetNetWise is a public service of internet corporations and public interest organizations that wants Internet users to be just "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family’s use of the Internet. Thus, it helps both parents and children learn how to stay safer online.

http://www.itgetsbetter.org thousands of videos submitted by people across the country to inspire and encourage LBGT youth who are struggling.  You can watch more videos at http://www.itgetsbetter.org which includes a powerful pledge.

http://www.glsen.org The gay, lesbian and straight education network lists anti-bullying resources and tells what you can do, including claiming your rights. It features resources on what you can do to make your school safe for LGBT youth, including tools and tips for educators, students and supporters.

http://www.surveillance-video.com/home-school-safety-for-kids.html This site teaches personal safety for children, tweens, and teenagers. It is a collection of resources and material that can be used in the classroom to teach students about safety in many different areas within their home or school so that they will learn how to avoid dangerous situations or unnecessary accidents in both places.

https://www.amethystrecovery.org/disabilities-guide-substance-abuse/This site discusses the substance use rates among specific disability populations, pointing out that disabilities and substance abuse are strongly linked.  This informative site has an excellent, lengthy section on understanding the six or seven different types of disabilities.  There is also a lot of helpful information for people with disabilities who have substance abuse difficulties.








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