"Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing." -Wikipedia

"We hope these materials will assist you in raising awareness of bullying and its destructive consequences.  It is the call of our baptismal covenant to respect the dignity of every human being, so in preventing and intervening in bullying we are fulfilling our sacramental promise to God and to each other." -Episcopal Diocese of Virginia: http://www.thediocese.net/resources/antibullying/

Frank Baxter, Calvary, Front Royal
Malinda Colllier, St. Mark’s Richmond
Cameron Hunt, Holy Comforter, Richmond
The Anti-Bullying Ministry Team


Youth/School Focused:


Stop Bullying:

http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html

Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center: http://www.pacer.org/bullying/

National Federation for Just Communities (Buffalo): http://www.nfjcwny.org/index.html

Western NY School District:
http://www.wnyschools.net/district/antibullying.asp

Young Audiences Western NY: http://yawny.org/anti-bullying-character-education/

Anti Bullying Speaker (Buffalo):
http://www.school-bullying-program.com/buffalo-bullying-program.htm

Violence Prevention Works: http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/index.page

Campaigns:

Band Against Bullying (Buffalo): http://nybandagainstbullying.org/

The Bully Project: http://www.thebullyproject.com/

Stomp out Bullying: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/

Know your Rights/Laws:

NY Civil Liberties Union/ Western Region: http://www.nyclu.org/wr

NY State Division of Criminal Justice/Cyber Bullying:
http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/missing/i_safety/cyberbullying.htm

Cyberbullying Laws in NY:
http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/cyberbullying-laws-new-york.htm

Federal Laws:
http://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/federal/

New York Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies:
http://www.stopbullying.gov/laws/new-york.html

Faith Based/LGBT/Diversity: 

Believe it Outloud/Where All Can Safely Live: A Guide to Understanding Bullying in Our Communities: http://www.believeoutloud.com/learn/resource/text/where-all-can-safely-live-guide-understanding-bullying-our-communities


Reconciling Works/Lutherans for Full Participation: http://www.reconcilingworks.org/

Teaching Tolerance/A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center: http://www.tolerance.org/

Community/General:

Workplace Bullying Institute: http://www.workplacebullying.org/individuals/problem/being-bullied/


National Crime Prevention Council: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/bullying/bullying-/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=5&-C=

Gossip:

Three Breeds of Gossip:   http://www.churchleadership.org/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=42413&columnid=4544

How to Stop Church Gossip: http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/justintaylor/2013/02/12/how-to-stop-church-killing-gossip/ 

My name is Gossip: 
http://www.1timothy4-13.com/files/chr_vik/mynameisgossip.html

Gossip: The 8th Deadly Sin Proverbs 18:8:
http://www.preaching.com/sermons/11565825/

Intentionaly Building a Healthy Church:

http://globalchristiancenter.com/administrative-leadership/church-leadership/24612-intentionally-building-a-healthy-church