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Resources About Bullying

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of harm because of bullying, call 911 or the suicide prevention hotline:

Santa Clara County – 1-855-278-4204
San Mateo County – 1-650-579-0350
Nationwide – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Additional crisis resources include the following:

Click here to read more about bullying.

General resources about bullying are organized into these categories:

Additional resources are available for these topics:

Kids and Teens

  • StopBullying.gov offers separate sections for kids, teens and young adults to help them understand how to identify and stop bullying.
  • ReachOut helps teens and young adults facing tough times. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults.
  • MTV's A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers.
  • Hey, Terra! answers your questions with thoughtful advice.
  • StopBullying.gov offers separate sections for kids, teens and young adults to help them understand how to identify and stop bullying. (Spanish)
  • Wordswound.org is the website created by Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja, authors of "Words Wound".  A resource for teens to help them confront and delete cyberbullying.

Adults and Families

Schools

LGBTQQ
Resources for youth:

  • The Trevor Project is determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. thetrevorproject.org
  • LGBTQQ Resources for Elementary and Middle Schools has been compiled by Palo Alto Unified School District and contains resources for elementary and middle school aged youth and families.
  • It Gets Better was founded to prevent suicide among LGBTQ youth by having gay adults convey the message that these teens’ lives will improve. The site offers many kids something they've never had before: the ear of a sympathetic adult who understands exactly what they're going through. itgetsbetter.org
  • The Welcoming Schools Guide offers tools, lessons and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools. It offers an LGBT inclusive approach that is also inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities. More information can also be found at the Welcoming Schools website: welcomingschools.org
  • A guide to Choosing an LGBTQ Friendly College has been created by the Center for Online Learning.  The guide includes guidance and scholarship opportunities.

Resources for schools:

Online Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying Related to Disabilities

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