Bullying Prevention Resources

This section of the site provides quick access to case studies and helpful on-line social marketing resources for bullying prevention. We welcome suggestions for additional case studies and resources

Latest News

Jqanuary 25, 2019  One New Case Study, Six New Resources
We have added one new case study over the past year, but are still short of good bullying prevention case studies with measured impacts. Check out the new case study in the left hand column below.  If you have or know of other successful programs or approaches, please let us know. Six new topic resources have also been added. You can see them listed in the right hand column below.
January 10, 2018 UNESCO Releases School Violence and Bullying Global Status Report
This report provides an overview of the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem. For details, see the right hand column below.
March 15, 2017 Two New Materials Added in this Topic Category in the Past Year
We've added two new resources this past year. You can see them in the right hand column below.  Let us know what you think.


Most Recent Bullying Prevention Case Studies

The Bullying Prevention Program  HealthSafety

The Bullying Prevention Program (BPP) reduced bullying problems in Norwegian schools by up to 50 percent. Actively involving students, school staff, and parents in restructuring their school environment created a safe and learning one, and lessened the number of opportunities and rewards for bullying. BPP had been replicated in American, Canadian, and European schools.

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Cure Violence  Safety

Cure Violence shows it can be effective to treat violence using a health approach– i.e. to treat it as a contagion rather than as a problem of bad people. The intervention relies heavily on peer influencers and norm appeals. It has had multiple independent evaluations – all showing large statistically significant reductions in violence.

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Lions-Quest –Skills for Adolescence and Working Towards Peace, Detroit  Safety

The Detroit Public School system significantly reduced violent acts and classroom misconduct in fourteen middle schools. They were part of a two-year research project to evaluate the effectiveness of two Lions-Quest programs, Skills for Adolescence, a life skills program for middle school, and Working Toward Peace, an anger management and conflict resolution program for middle school. Lions-Quest fit easily in the school curriculum and involved the community. Program design made it easy to replicate in other cultures.

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Most Recent Bullying Prevention Resources

School-Based Violence & Bullying Prevention Programs  Safety

There is strong evidence that school-based violence and bullying prevention programs reduce violence and victimization. Such programs have also been shown to modestly reduce bullying in some circumstances. Programs implemented at the classroom level appear more effective than formal school policies against bullying or approaches that focus on specific bullies, and longer, more intense programs reduce bullying more than less intense programs. Multi-component interventions and focused attention for at-risk youth can also increase program effectiveness.

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Engaging Teachers to Communicate Scientific Consensus on Climate Change and Other Topics  EnvironmentHealthSafety

When consensus about a risk or mitigating behavior is newly developed and/or not clearly understood, communicating that consensus through teachers / instructors can be critical. While this blog entry focuses on climate change, it may also apply to new understandings in many topic areas.

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Youth Mentoring as a Viable Crime Prevention Strategy: Evidence and Ontario policy, with reflections from some mentors  Safety

Youth mentoring can be a cost-effective way to reduce the likelihood of offending. Best practices include: outreach to vulnerable youth, involving parents, screening and training mentors, matching mentors and mentees based on background, having mentoring connected to a larger strategy, following a developmental approach, and developing standards for implementation.

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Changing Climates of Conflict: A social network experiment in 56 schools  Safety

This study with 56 schools (some acting as controls) demonstrates the power of peer influence for changing climates of conflict, and suggests which students to involve in those efforts. By engaging a small set of students to take a public stance against typical forms of conflict at their school, the intervention reduced overall levels of conflict by an estimated 30%.

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School Violence and Bullying Global Status Report  Safety

This report, prepared by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence and Prevention in January 2017, provides an overview of available data on the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem.

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The Effectiveness of School-Based Bullying Prevention Programs: A systematic review  Safety

Of the 32 articles, 17 assess both bullying and victimization, 10 assess victimization only, and 5 assess bullying only. Of the 22 studies examining bullying perpetration, 11 (50%) observed significant effects; of the 27 studies examining bullying victimization, 18 (67%) reported significant effects.

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Characteristics of School-Associated Youth Homicides - United States, 1994-2018  Safety

This report summarizes data from the U.S. School-Associated Violent Death Surveillance System.

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A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors  Safety

This technical package represents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and states sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent youth violence and its consequences. 

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Registry of Bullying Prevention Programs  Safety

Each entry in this registry of bullying prevention programs contains a completed registry checklist indicating key elements that are present or absent in the program.

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Bullying Prevention in Schools  Safety

Contains strategy recommendations as well as suggested program materials and communication pieces. Prepared for Public Safety Canada by Canada's National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC)

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Program Impact Attribution  EnvironmentHealthSafety

This document provides a brief summary of options for assessing what portion of any measured behavior changes resulted from your program and what portion resulted from other influences. These options can also be used to attribute the affects of your program on a wide range of related variables such as resources used, pollutants released, accident rates and health status.

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Health-Evidence.ca  EnvironmentHealthSafety

A free, searchable online registry of systematic reviews on the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions. The content has been quality rated. Bilingual (English and French).

Topics include: AIDS, environmental health, fitness, injury prevention, nutrition, safety, cycling, walking, water quality

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CDC Centre for Injury Prevention and Control  Safety

Provides resources on home and recreational safety, motor vehicle safety, violence prevention, traumatic brain injury and injury response

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Media / Materials Clearinghouse  EnvironmentHealthSafety

An international clearinghouse for those with an interest in health communication materials: pamphlets, posters, audiotapes, videos, training materials, job aids, electronic media and other media/materials designed to promote public health.

Materials are available for a wide range of heath issues including: AIDS (and also condom use, HIV and safer sex), asthma, automobiles, diet, fitness, nutrition (also child nutrition and infant nutrition), physical abuse, psychological abuse and sexual harassment (bullying), tobacco use, traffic safety, transportation, waste management, water (quality, storage, supply, treatment) and wildlife

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Prevnet: Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence  Safety

PREVNet is a national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and governments committed to stop bullying

The website contains teacher guides and videoclips as well as materials for parents and their children

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