Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports

Bullying Prevention and Legislation


Books and Articles

Bolton, Jose, ed. 2005. No Room for Bullies: From the Classroom to Cyberspace, Teaching Respect, Stopping Abuse, and Rewarding Kindness. Boys’ Town, NE: Boys’ Town Press.

Franek, Mark. 2005. Foiling Cyberbullies in the New Wild West. Educational Leadership 63: 39–43.

Garbarino, James and Ellen deLara. 2003. Words Can Hurt Forever. Educational Leadership 60:18–21.

Jackson, Camille. 2006. E-Bully. Teaching Tolerance Magazine, no. 29 (Spring 2006)

Kowalski, R.M., Limber, S.P., and Agatston, P.W. 2008. Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated.

Willard, Nancy. 2006. Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding To the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress. Eugene: Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.

Willard, Nancy. 2007. Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass.


Researched Based Interventions

Bowen, Julie; Ashcraft, Paula; Jenson, William R. & Rhode, Ginger. (2008). The Tough Kid Bully Blockers Book: 15-Minute Lessons for Preventing and Reducing Bullying. Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Publishing.

PBIS Bully Prevention

            Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Elementary School (in PDF) (Free online resource)

            Bully Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Middle School (in PDF) (Free online resource)

www.stopbullyingnow.com Sponsored by the Human Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Can sign up to receive a free Stop Bullying Now campaign kit. List of additional resources of all varieties.  Based on Olweus’ method of bullying prevention

http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/ Information about launching bullying prevention programs at schools.


Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative   Attorney’s General Office: Cyberbullying internet Safety www.michigan.gov/csi 877-765-8388



Books For Students

Grades K-3
Nickle, J. (1999) The Ant Bully. New York, NY: Scholastic Press.

Romain, T. (1997) Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Grades 4-6
Cohen-Posey, K. (1995) How to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies: A Book That Takes the Nuisance Out of Name Calling and Other Nonsense. Highland City, FL: Rainbow Books.

Stones, R. Don't Pick on Me: How to Handle Bullying. Markham, Ont.: Pembroke Publishers Ltd.

Grades K-5
Agassi, M. (2000). Hands are not for hitting. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. Demonstrates that “hands are not for hitting” by suggesting many positive uses for them, such as saying hello, playing, creating, and helping.

Alexander, M. (1976). I sure am glad to see you, blackboard bear. New York: Dial Press. Little Anthony’s bear is immensely helpful when he has to deal with other children who are teasing or bullying.

Alexander, M. (1981). Move over, Twerp. New York: Dial Press. Jeffrey shows his classmates that being younger and smaller doesn’t mean he can be pushed around.

Browne, A. (1985). Willy the champ. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Not very good at sports or fighting, mild-mannered Willy nevertheless proves he’s the champ when the local bully shows up.

Cole, J. (1990). Don’t call me names! New York: Random House. Nell is afraid of Mike and Joe because they always tease her and make fun of her, until the day she stands up to them on behalf of her friend Nicky.

Johnston, M. (1996). Dealing with bullying. New York: PowerKids Press. Describes what is meant by bullying; then goes on to explain why bullies act as they do, how to deal with them, and how to stop being one.

Ludwig, T. (2004). My secret bully. Toronto: Tricycle Press. A girl confides to her mother that her best friend is treating her badly, and together they figure out what to do about it. Includes a note to parents and teachers, as well as related resources.

Meddaugh, S. (1998). Martha walks the dog. Boston, MA.: Houghton Mifflin Co. Martha the talking dog rescues the neighborhood from a bully dog with the help of a parrot.

Naylor, P. R. (1991). King of the playground. New York: Atheneum. With his dad's help, Kevin overcomes his fear of the "King of the Playground" who has threatened to tie him to the slide, put him in a deep hole, or put him in a cage with bears.

O’ Neill, A. & Huliska-Beith, L. (2002). The recess queen. New York: Scholastic Press. Mean Jean is the biggest bully on the school playground until a new girl arrives and challenges Jean’s status as the Recess Queen.

Polacco, P. (2001). Mr. Lincoln’s way. New York: Philomel Books. When Mr. Lincoln, “the coolest principal in the world”, discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, Mr. Lincoln uses this interest to help Eugene overcome his intolerance.

Shreve, S. (1993). Joshua Bates takes charge. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Eleven-year-old Joshua, worried about fitting in at school, feels awkward when the new student he is supposed to be helping becomes the target of the fifth grade’s biggest bully.

Romain, T. (1997). Bullies are a pain in the brain. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. A serious yet humorous guide to dealing with bullies.

Books for K-8 TEACHERS

Beane, A. (2005). The bully free classroom: Over 100 tips and strategies for teachersK-8. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing. A practical guide to help make K-8 classrooms places where students are free to learn with confidence and without fear.