Parent Toolkit

Guide for Parents – HEAR

This brochure is designed help parents recognize the impacts of teen bullying and provides valuable strategies and resources. It lists keys steps to take if bullying is suspected, and tips for how to raise a caring teen.

Making Caring Common

Seeks to help educators, parents, and communities raise children who are caring, respectful, and responsible toward others and their communities. Provides tips and tools inspired by the newest research and the wisdom of experience. Designed to help you promote social and emotional learning, prevent bullying and other forms of cruelty, and create cultures of caring and respect in schools.

Empowerment Initiative

The Empowerment Initiative supports translational research designed to foster positive, accepting communities free from bullying and other negative behaviors. Research and outreach conducted through the Empowerment Initiative focus on identifying and addressing the complex personal, social and cultural factors underlying such behaviors, thereby advancing practical solutions to promote healthy relationships within families, schools and communities. provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Bully Free: It Starts with Me

This National Education Association’s website is a resource that provides tips, research, and information on prevention and intervention training.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC has released a compendium of assessment tools for bullying.

Cyberbullying Research Center

Provides up-to-date, research-based information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Features cyberbullying research summaries and publications, resources about responding to cyberbullying situations, and a place to read and share personal stories of cyberbullying.

The bullying information provided on is based on research and provides real-world solutions for teachers, parents, and students. A free e-book can be found on the site with a wealth of information on bullying.

Bravery Tips

This site was developed by the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Council for Behavioral Health. It offers mental health resources and tips related to stress management, resiliency, bullying, suicide prevention, and building healthy relationships.

Pacer’s National Bully Prevention Center

Features information and resources for children, teens, parents and educators around bullying topics with a particular focus on students with disabilities. Their additional websites and are designed for kids by kids and feature videos and art, games and activities, and developmentally appropriate information for kids about bullying.

PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence)

A network of researchers, organizations, and governments committed to stopping bullying. Features research-based strategies for parents, students, educators, and community members to prevent bullying and promote relationships. Provides downloadable, easily accessible handouts, manuals, and research summaries.

Submit the Documentary

Submit the Documentary is an informative film that illustrates the serious social phenomenon of cyberbullying confronting our children and their well-being. It features interviews from affected teens, parents of victims, educators, experts and law enforcement as they tackle this worldwide issue, while offering solutions to this complicated problem. The ultimate goal of the documentary and website is to become the center of education on cyberbullying awareness, support and solutions.

CBS News – Resources for Students & Parents

Anti-bullying tools and tips for the whole family



  • And Words can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence (2002). By James Garbarino and Ellen deLara. The Free Press.
  • Be Nice (Or Else!): And What’s In it for You (2004). By Winn Claybaugh. Laguna Beach. CA:Von Curtis Publishing.
  • Bullying in North American Schools, 2nd edition. Edited by Dorothy L. Espelage & Susan M. Swearer, (2011). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bullying in Schools: How Successful can Interventions Be? Edited by Peter K. Smith, Debra Pepler, and Ken Rigby (2004). Cambridge University Press.
  • Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need to Know. (2013). By Wendy Craig, Debra Pepler, & Joanne
    Cummings. Quickfind Books.
  • Bullying, Peer Harassment, and Victimization in the Schools. Edited by Maurice Elias, & Joseph Zins, (2002). The Haworth Press, Inc.
  • Dealing with the Difficult Parents in Your Child’s Life: Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads (2006). By Rosalind Wiseman. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
  • Homophobic Bullying: Research and Theoretical Perspectives (2011). By Ian Rivers. Oxford University Press.
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (2002). By Rachel Simmons. New York, NY: Harcourt, Inc.
  • Queen Bees & Wannabes (2002). By Rosalind Wiseman. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.
  • See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do About It (2006). By James Garbarino. New York, NY: The Penguin Press.
  • Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and
    Empathy (2013). Emily Bazelon. New York, NY: Random House.
  • The Parent’s Guide to Psychological First Aid: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Predictable Life Crises (2011). Edited by Gerald P. Koocher & Annette M. La Greca. Oxford University Press.

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