No Bullies

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

Youth/School Focused:

Common Sense Media: Cyberbullying, Haters, and Trolls
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
National Federation for Just Communities of Western NY (NFJC, Buffalo)

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
Stop Bullying
Violence Prevention Works
West NY School District Stomps Out Bullying
Young Audiences Western NY


Band Against Bullying (Buffalo)
The BULLY Project
STOMP Out Bullying: Change the Culture

Know Your Rights/Laws:
New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), Western Region

Cyberbullying Laws in NY
Federal Laws

Faith Based/LGBT/Diversity:
Believe Out Loud

Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation
Teaching Tolerance (A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)

Workplace Bullying Institute

"The Three Breeds of Gossip!"
"How to Stop Church-Killing Gossip"

"Gossip: The 8th Deadly Sin Proverbs 18:8"
Global Christian Center: Intentionally Building a Healthy Church