Boss of My Body: Kids can watch this catchy music video to learn that they are in charge of protecting themselves — and that it’s wrong for classmates to threaten them or make them feel unsafe.
One for All: This book helps little kids learn the golden rule of friendship from a cast of characters, including a browbeating bowling ball and a nice soccer ball. This is a good way to gently introduce your child to mean behavior — and the tools and language to stand up to it. (Shop.rubysstudio.com, $13)
Kids Against Bullying: Here’s a site that helps your kiddo learn how to spot and stop a bully. It’s super interactive, with games, stories, and web-isodes that will entertain and educate your child at the same time.
Stop Bullying: This government site is perfect for looking up all sorts of info, from state laws regarding anti-bullying measures to how to talk to bullies and victims. There’s also a list of resources on their “Get Help Now” tab to address common problems (including how to recognize signs of depression).
The Bully Project: The online companion to the documentary Bully, this site includes kits for empowering kids to speak out as well as guides for those who want to create their own anti-bully project. There’s also info on how to arrange a screening of the movie at your child’s school.
Project Anti-Bully: This nonprofit is run by and for students all over the world. Log on to get ideas for campaigns that your child’s school or community can use to raise awareness — and let others know your kiddo is eager for change. Currently, the site is running three campaigns, designed for kids of all ages.
STOMPOutBullying: Dedicated mainly to parents and teachers, STOMPOutBullying provides ways to get involved, donate, and learn how to tell if your child is being bullied — or bullying others. There’s also a help chat-line staffed by trained counselors and designed for teens and college students who need to air their problems.
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