National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A national, 24-hour hotline
800-273-TALK (8255)

Stop Bullying: Federal website maintained by the Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Education, and Department of Justice.

Youth Voice Research Project: Stan Davis, a social worker and therapist, has devoted his career to bullying prevention since the 1990s.

Stop Cyberbullying: Wired Safety Group provides information surrounding cyberbullying.

National Bullying Prevention Center


Learn more about anti-bullying laws by State:


Emotional, Behavioral, & Social Skill Development: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. The organization works to advance the science and evidence-based practice of social and emotional learning.  Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Center for Mental Health in Schools


Sample research-based, whole-school anti-bullying program:


Bullying-Related Literature

Reading stories surrounding bullying can be an effective tool in exploring bullying. The following list can help you select useful books addressing bullying for children of all ages, including parents and educators.

Elementary School

Because You Matter, Jan Carmen Liles. Ages 5-8


Hooway for Wodney Wat, Helen Wester. Ages 5-8; Focus: speech impediment


King of the Playground, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Ages 4-8


Mi Enemiga Secreta (Also English: My Secret Bully), Trudy Ludwig, translator Aurora Hernandez. Ages 5-8


Nobody Knew What to Do, Becky Ray McCain. Ages 6-9


Recess Queen, Alexis O’Neill. Ages 4-8


Simon’s Hook:  A Story about Teases and Put-Downs by Karen Gedig Burnett. Ages 4-8


Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, Patty Lovell. Ages 4-8


Stop Picking on Me, Pat Thomas, Leslie Harker. Ages 5-8


Amelia’s Bully Survival Guide, Marissa Moss. Ages 8-12


Blubber, Judy Blume. Ages 9-12


Just Kidding, Trudy Ludwig. Ages 6-11 Available in English or Spanish


Say Something, Peggy Moss. Ages 8-12


The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes. Ages 8-10


Middle School



Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain, Trevor Romain


Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope, Olivia Gardner with Emily and Sarah Buder



Dog Sense, Sneed B Collard


Freak, Marcella Fleischman Pixley


The Goats, Brock Cole


Indigo’s Star, Hilary McKay


The Revealers, Doug Wilhelm


This Is What I Did, Ann Dee Ellis


Stuck on Earth, David Klass


High School



Girls against Girls: Why We are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change, Bonnie Burton


I Wrote on All Four Walls: Teens Speak Out on Violence, Fran Fearnley


Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope, Olivia Gardner with Emily and Sarah Buder



Buddha Boy, Kathe Koja


Defying the Diva, D. Anne Love


Girl Stories Lauren Weinstein


The Guardian, Joyce Sweeney


Home of the Braves, David Klass


Jack Tumor, Anthony McGowan


Katman, Kevin C. Pyle


Racing the Past, Sis Boulos Deans


Some Girls Are, Courtney Summers




The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, Barbara Coloroso


Bullying: Deal With It Before Push Comes to Shove, Elaine Slavens


The Complete Guide to Understanding, Controlling, and Stopping Bullies & Bullying: A Complete Guide for Teachers & Parents, Margaret R. Kohut


Why Good Kids Act Cruel : The Hidden Truth about the Pre-teen Years, Carl E Pickhardt


For professionals:


The Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips & Strategies for Teachers K-8, by Allan Beane


121 Strategies for Bully Proofing Your School!: Insights, Tips, Stories, Activities, and Reproducible Worksheets, by Erika Karres.


Stop Bullying Now!: A Counseling and Prevention Workbook by Franklin Rubenstein & Andrea Chorney


How Not to Be a Bully Target by Terry Centrone


The Bully, the Bullied and Beyond: Help for Bullies, Victims and Bystanders, by Ester Williams


Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders, Grades 6-8, by Dawn Newman, et al.


Understanding Girl Bullying and What to Do about It: Strategies to Help Heal the Divide by Julaine E. Field