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Bullying

Featured Resource

Model Programs Implementation Guide (I-Guide): School-based Bullying Prevention

This I-Guide provides users of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Model Programs Guide with steps that should be taken prior to identifying or implementing an evidence-based program or practice related to school-based bullying prevention.

Publications and Multimedia

Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Annual Report

Sharing Ideas & Resources to Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe! (Volume VII)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2019

Coaching Teachers in Detection and Intervention Related to Bullying
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2019

Final Summary Overview: Impact Evaluation of No Bully System
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2019

Bullying and Violence on the School Bus: A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Behavioral Management Strategies
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2018

Preventing Bullying
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 2018

Contents and Contexts of Cyberbullying: An Epidemiologic Study using Electronic Detection and Social Network Analysis
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2018

Creating and Sustaining a Positive and Communal School Climate: Contemporary Research, Present Obstacles, and Future Directions
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2018

Be Someone's Hero video graphic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 2017

Effects of a Middle School Social-Emotional Learning Program on Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, and Substance Use in High School, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2017

School Safety Policies and Programs Administered by the U.S. Federal Government: 1990-2016
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2017

Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety Assessment
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2017

Student Reports of Bullying: Results From the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
U.S. Department of Education, December 2016

Using Research To Understand Cyberbullying video graphic
National Institute of Justice, October 2016

Understanding Cyberbullying: Developing an Evidence-Based Definition
National Institute of Justice, September 2016

The Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention, Summary Overview
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2016

Electronic Harassment - Concept Map and Definition
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2016

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2016

Preventing and Addressing Bullying and Intolerance: A Guide for Law Enforcement
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, October 2015

Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips for Law Enforcement
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2014

Real Crimes in Virtual Worlds
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, December 2013

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Bullying
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2013

Effective Evidence-based Practices for Preventing and Addressing Bullying
U.S. Department of Education, August 2013

Using School COP: A Guide for School Administrators and Safety Personnel
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, August 2013

Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013

Bullying in Schools
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, May 2012

Bullying in Schools: An Overview
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2011

Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, September 2011

What Characteristics of Bullying, Bullying Victims, and Schools are Associated with Increased Reporting of Bullying to School Officials?
U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands, August 2010

School-Based Programs to Reduce Bullying and Victimization
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2009

Related Resources

CrimeSolutions
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website provides ratings of programs and practices, including programs that relate to bullying, to help determine what works, what doesn't, and what's promising.

GirlsHealth.gov: Bullying
GirlsHealth.gov was created by the National Women's Health Information Center to help girls learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about, including bullying.

KnowBullying
Developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the KnowBullying app has tips, warning signs, and more to give parents and educators the power to prevent bullying.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

SchoolSafety.gov
The federal school safety clearinghouse website contains resources for Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement to use to prepare for and address various threats related to safety, security, and support in schools.

StopBullying.gov
This website, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on bullying, including where children can turn if they are being bullied and resources for adults to help prevent bullying.

U.S. Department of Education: Federal Commission on School Safety
This site provides information about efforts aimed at ensuring that schools remain sanctuaries for teaching and learning, free of crime and violence.

See the following page to access additional resources:
School Safety