Bullying Resources & Prevention
ACS Jamari Terrell Williams Student Bullying Prevention Act Policy
Athens City Schools is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students. According to the official Jamari Terrell Williams Student Bullying Prevention Act, no student shall engage in or be subjected to harassment, violence, threats of violence, or intimidation by any other student that is based on any of the specific characteristics that have been identified by the Board in the policy. Students who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary sanctions.
Parents and students may report bullying to school administrators by using the ACS Bullying Complaint Form.
How to stop a Bully by Brooks Gibbs
Links to Resources
Bullying & Social Emotional Wellness Organizations
- The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) disseminates information on the benefits and importance of social and emotional learning. Their website provides resources related to selecting a social and emotional learning program at schools, and offers suggestions related to the training, funding, and assessment of such programs.
- The National School Climate Center helps schools integrate social and emotional learning with academic instruction. Their website features tools, and best practices for promoting and measuring positive school climate. The “Bully Prevention” section of the website provides information on topics like building a community of “Upstanders” and promoting student leadership.
- PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence) is a network of researchers, organizations, and governments committed to stopping bullying. Their site features research-based strategies for parents, students, educators, and community members to prevent bullying and promote relationships. Their site provides downloadable, easily accessible handouts, manuals, and research summaries.
- The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility fosters social and emotional learning in schools by supporting an array of school-based programs. Their website features descriptions of social and emotional programs that promote conflict resolution and intercultural understanding.
- Not in Our School is a national campaign to engage young people in preventing bullying and promoting respect in their schools. The website includes videos, activity suggestions, a guide for getting a Not In Our School campaign going in your school, and a forum for young people to share stories and ideas.
- The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning disseminates research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs. Their site features resources for policy-makers, families, educational coaches, and teachers/caregivers about promoting social and emotional development in young children (ages 0-5).
- Safe and Supportive Schools provides tools and manuals, research briefs, and additional readings about topics within the broad areas of school engagement, environment, and safety. The “School Climate Measurement” portion of the website features a school climate measurement tool compendium.
- StopBullying.gov managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, features information for students, parents, educators, and community members on how to intervene in bullying situations. The “References and Resources” section of the webpage includes summaries of bullying research, policy information and briefings, and links to additional websites and tools.
- Cyberbullying Research Center provides up-to-date, research-based information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. The site features cyberbullying research summaries and publications, resources about responding to cyberbullying situations, and a place to read and share personal stories of cyberbullying.
- Education.com offers (bilingual) resources for parents that cover a wide range of topics about bullying. The site provides research-based articles for parents of children who are bullies, victims, or bystanders, and provides information about cyberbullying, young children and bullying, bullying in schools, and prejudice.
- Common Sense Media provides teachers and school administrators with a “toolkit” that contains resources to aid in the creation of a positive school culture and work to end cyberbullying. The site offers elementary, middle, and high school teachers access to grade-appropriate classroom lessons and tools and strategies for working with parents.
- OnlineSchools.org’s guide to bullying and cyberbullying includes information about the effects of bullying and cyberbullying in K-12 schools and college campuses. The site provides information on supporting students who are victims of bullying, reporting cyberbullying, and it offers resources such as anti-bullying apps for students and educators and summaries of anti-bullying policies and laws.