Bullying and School Safety Resources

By Alison Maley posted 12-17-2015 16:33


Bullying Resources

Bullying/Cyberbullying Webinars Available on the Ed Leaders Network!

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Illinois School Code Definitions (105 ILCS 5/27-23.7)

"Bullying" includes "cyber-bullying" and means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or electronically, directed toward a student or students that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following: (1) placing the student or students in reasonable fear of harm to the student's or students' person or property; (2) causing a substantially detrimental effect on the student's or students' physical or mental health; (3) substantially interfering with the student's or students' academic performance; or (4) substantially interfering with the student's or students' ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

Bullying, as defined in this subsection (b), may take various forms, including without limitation one or more of the following: harassment, threats, intimidation, stalking, physical violence, sexual harassment, sexual violence, theft, public humiliation, destruction of property, or retaliation for asserting or alleging an act of bullying. This list is meant to be illustrative and non-exhaustive.

"Cyber-bullying" means bullying through the use of technology or any electronic communication, including without limitation any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic system, photoelectronic system, or photooptical system, including without limitation electronic mail, Internet communications, instant messages, or facsimile communications. "Cyber-bullying" includes the creation of a webpage or weblog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or messages if the creation or impersonation creates any of the effects enumerated in the definition of bullying in this Section. "Cyber-bullying" also includes the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons if the distribution or posting creates any of the effects enumerated in the definition of bullying in this Section.


A Call to Stop Bullying
Bully Police USA
Cyberbullying Research Center
Generation Safe
Illinois Attorney General Internet Safety Site
Microsoft Safety & Security Center
National Crime Prevention Council (Bullying) (Cyberbullying)
Stop Cyberbullying


Rosalind Wiseman (Author of Queen Bees and Wannabes) Keynote Presentation
Barbara-Jane Paris Website (Conference Keynoter) - Several bullying/cyberbullying presentations and resources are available on her website.
"Protecting Students: Legal Policy Considerations" - Brian Schwartz, IPA Associate Director & General Counsel


Rosalind Wiseman/IARSS Bullying PSA
Let None Live In Fear - Free book from author and speaker Michael Dorn
My Mobile Watchdog - Product to monitor your child's mobile activities from either a computer or your iPhone or Android smartphone. (*Link only shared as a resource, not an endorsement from the IPA.)

School Safety Resources

Illinois Resources

Prevention and Preparedness

Examples of emergency response plans implemented by school districts and States can be accessed here:

Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (Developed by U.S. Departments of Education, Homeland Security, FEMA, FBI, Justice, and Health & Human Services)
U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Safer Schools
Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the U.S.
Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing Threatening Situations and Creating Safe School Climates
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Safety Tool Kit
COPS Supporting Safe Schools (DOJ)
Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Communities and Schools
Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT)
American Red Cross Preparedness Education Programs
The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective (FBI)
Bomb Threat Response: An Interactive Planning Tool for Schools (ED)
Conflict Resolution for School Personnel: An Interactive School Training Tool (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
School Crime Operations Software Package
National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) School Safety Programs and Planning
Helping America's Youth Initiative
Teens, Crime and the Community Initiative (National Crime Prevention Council)
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities - Safe Schools
Ready Kids (FEMA)
National Center for Disaster Preparedness (Columbia University)

Coping and Response

Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events (USED)
Reactions and Guidelines for Children Following Trauma/Disaster (American Psychological Association)
The Three R's for Dealing with Trauma in Schools: Readiness, Response and Recovery (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Childhood Violent Trauma Center (Yale School of Medicine)
School Crisis Response Initiative (Office of Justice Programs)

Research and Statistics

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2001