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Be The One Today, a program of Partners for Schools, is currently available in Lynden. View the video on their home page to learn how students can benefit from a mentoring relationship. Students in the Lynden School District are matched up with mentor volunteers that meet with them for one hour each week. Apply here to become a mentor. Students wishing to acquire a mentor are asked to visit the Lynden High School or Lynden Middle School offices. More information is available on the Be The One Today FAQ page.
StopBullying.gov, managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, works closely with the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and other government agencies to provide information on bullying prevention and appropriate responses. StopBullying.gov also outlines what bullying is and who may be at most risk. Site visitors can access an active blog, resources for topics related to bullying, information on how to talk to children about bullying, and suggestions for how to take steps to resolve a bullying situation.
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Non-Profits Dedicated to Bullying
Download the free app, which includes resources to help overcome bullying. (The full website will be coming soon). Bullying.org was founded by Canadian father and teacher Bill Belsey in response to the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado and a similar attack in the community of Taber, Alberta, Canada in 1999. Since 2000, Bullying.org has grown into a collaborative, international project that aims to bring positivity to those affected by bullying—helping people understand that they are not alone in being bullied, that it is not their fault, and there are positive ways to deal with bullying. Site visitors can find personal stories, online courses, facts about bullying, and gender- as well as age-specific resources.
Kidpower is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to creating cultures of caring, respect, and safety for people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life. Kidpower focuses on building confidence and emotional resilience in kids and teens, and features an extensive free online library of information on bullying prevention. The site also offers online curriculum development and training to educators in conjunction with parents, social workers, and youth leaders.
The Cybersmile Foundation was founded in 2010 by parents of children affected by online bullying. Now one of the leading nonprofits focused on eradicating cyber bullying, The Cybersmile Foundation supports those bullied online through an active social media presence and helpline. Site visitors can find facts about cyber bullying, an active blog, and personal stories designed to create a community of caring and support.
The PACER Center was established in 1977 by parents of children and youth with disabilities and was designed to support families facing similar challenges. Staffed primarily by parents, the PACER Center works to enhance the quality of life of children through assistance to families, materials for parents, and leadership in advocacy for quality public education. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers digital-based resources in three categories: for parents and educators, by and for teens, and for elementary school students. Visitors to the website can find videos, personal stories, and resources to inspire and educate communities in a personal and relatable way.
Upstand.org is a site from New Zealand that focuses on helping others stand up to bullying both for themselves and others.
NoBullying.com was launched by parents whose children experienced bullying—including cyber-bullying. After they found few reliable resources for anti-bullying content, NoBullying.com was created to provide practical advice and useful information to those affected by bullying. Today, NoBullying.com is a resource for children and teenagers, educators, and parents to share their experiences with bullying and to get useful and credible information from experts, including psychologists, about the troubling topic.
The Bully Project is a social campaign inspired by the documentary Bully, which chronicled how bullying affected five kids and their families through the 2009-2010 school year. The Bully Project has coordinated screenings of the film in more than 100 cities and has created a supplementary educators’ DVD toolkit to facilitate honest and meaningful dialogue about bullying in schools. Site visitors can find information on the 10 Million Kids campaign, resources for parents, advocates, and educators, and local groups dedicated to supporting those affected by bullying.
The MISS Foundation is an international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.