Bullying and Prevention

Stopbullying.gov When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Tips for parents, caregivers, school staff and other adults.

Bullying: It’s Not OK from The American Academy of Pediatrics’ online resource site for parents and caregivers, healthychildren.org. This page covers basic facts about bullying, some common traits of bullies and those who are bullied, how to talk with children and youth, what to do if your child is being bullied, and what to do if your child is bullying others.

It’s Not Funny: How To Talk With Kids About Online Meanness and Cyberbullying from Children and Screens, this page has general information for how to talk with young people, what young people can do if they see cyberbullying, and how to apologize after doing or saying something mean.

Training Active Bystanders (TAB) at Quabbin Mediation A local organization based in the North Quabbin that trains students and other groups to be “active bystanders.” Participants gain the skills they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling.