This collection of resources is meant to help school leaders (administrators, teachers, counselors, etc.) stop bullying in their schools. The directory is provided in part by Raising Arizona Kids magazine. Neither StopBullyingAZ.org nor Raising Arizona Kids magazine independently evaluates or implies endorsement by including particular organizations. If you know of additional resources we should list, please contact us.
American Federation of Teachers
Information, resources and training for educators, students, parents and others. "See a Bully, Stop a Bully: Make a Difference" campaign.
602-274-0991 (Arizona regional office) • adl.org
"World of Difference" anti-bias education program, workshops on name-calling, bullying and cyberbullying, "No Place for Hate" initiative to challenge bigotry in shools, "Many Faces of Hate" film series, teacher training and peer education programs, Holocaust education.
Casa Center for Positive Social Change
602-254-6400 • casacares.org
“The Power of YOU” is a school-based bullying prevention prevention program that targets the roots of bullying, abuse and violence by boosting core emotional intelligence competencies in children, youth and the important adults in their lives. Rather than focusing on a particular problem (like "bullying" "dating violence" or "sexual abuse") the program focuses on building positive behaviors and reducing negative behaviors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Assessment tools for measuring bullying victimization, perpetration and bystander experiences can be found here.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
Phoenix chapter: 602-705-9780, Tucson chapter: 520-743-4800
Age-appropriate programs to improve school climate for all students, annual No-Name Calling Week, Safe Space Kit and Building a Bully-Free Building.
Website provides news and information on prevention/screening, coping, law/policy and more.
National Education Association
Arizona Education Association: 602-264-1774
News, research, prevention strategies. "Bully Free: It Starts with Me" campaign.
National School Climate Center
"BullyBust" campaign. Raises awareness about school bullying and prevention (partners include the Broadway show “Wicked”).
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Online courses and assessment tools.
Kids Against Bullying: pacerkidsagainstbullying.org
Teens Against Bullying: pacerteensagainstbullying.org
Videos by kids and celebrities, webisodes, games, contests, online petition and more. Also classroom toolkits, student action plan and pledge, create a video toolkit, and art/music/dance activities.
Safe Teens AZ
Safe Teens AZ is a project of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office and provides resources related to bullying and other issues that affect teens.
Information on warning signs, risk factors, effects, coping, cyberbullying, bullying of specific groups and more.
Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
334-956-8200 • tolerance.org
“Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” (film & companion materials); magazine and educator materials that promote diversity, equal opportunity and respect.
602-248-TEEN (8336) • teenlifeline.org
Peer counseling suicide hotline, bullying prevention curriculum.
Bullycide in America: Moms Speak Out About the Bullying/Suicide Connection compiled by Brenda High (bullycide.org).
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones (dearbully.com, also features a blog).
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (itgetsbetter.org, also features a blog).
The Bully, The Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso (kidsareworthit.com).
The Cartoon Network's "Stop Bullying: Speak Up" campaign has an educators-guide that lists non-fiction titles on bullying-related themes.
Stage and Screen
“Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” (film and companion materials). Documents the court case of a teen bullied at school because of his sexual orientation. Available from Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center). tolerance.org/bullied.
“Bullied to Silence.” A 2012 documentary that examines bullies, bystanders and youth who are bullied. The film profiles youth and adults, including several in Arizona, who are working to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. Produced by Purple People Inc./Dog Eats Hat Productions. bulliedtosilence.com.
“Bully.” A 2012 documentary that follows five families affected by bullying (including two who lost children to suicide). Produced by The Weinstein Company/Where We Live Films. thebullyproject.com.
“The Bully Plays” collection tincludes works by Dwayne Hartford and Jose Cruz Gonzales, playwrights-in-residence with Childsplay of Tempe. dramaticpublishing.com.