Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) offers a variety of bullying prevention resources for families, schools and communities. These resources include a model anti-bullying policy and related presentation materials, a webinar series and links to helpful websites. Districts can take advantage of these tools for help in meeting their legal requirement to establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Ohio Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Model Policy
This State Board of Education-approved model policy contains procedures for reporting, documenting and investigating incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying (including cyber bullying) as explained in the Ohio Revised Code. Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Model Policy
Ohio Anti-Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying Initiative
ODE and several state agencies have formed the Ohio Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Initiative (HIB) to sponsor professional development about Ohio's Anti HIB Model policy and best practices for creating a safe and supportive learning environment.
View Webinar Recordings from the 2011-2012 School Year Ten one-hour webinar sessions were provided by Ohio's Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Initative to address best practices in policy implementation, strategies for identifying and addressing: Cyber Safety, School Bus Safety, Teen Dating Violence, Girl Aggression, Legal Ramification and School Climate.
Anti-HIB Professional Development Day
Changing behavior to provide positive and protective learning environments was the theme for a professional development day to respond to bullying, harassment and intimidation in schools. Sponsored by Ohio's Anti-Harassment, Intimidaiton and Bully Initatitive, participants learned new ideas and received resources to help identify, prevent and respond to bullying, harassment and intimidation.
Ohio’s Anti-Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Model Policy Overview - Anti-HIB Model Policy presentation: Creating and Promoting Positive School Climate in Ohio’s Schools and Communities
Anti-bullying Policies: Promoting a Positive School Climate - This presentation, which includes all required policy elements as well as suggested implementation procedures, is intended for school teams working on district policies. Educators may use and adapt the slides, as well as the script contained in the "notes" view of this document, for meetings concerning local policies.
Fact Sheet for School Personnel The fact sheet presents the responsibilities of school districts for local policies, general guidelines for educators and links to useful resources.
Fact Sheet for Parents of Teens - Featured here is information about school policy requirements, guidelines for parents of bullied teens, information to help prevent and understand bullying, and additional resources.
Fact Sheet for Parents of Young Children - Here parents will find tips for preventing and coping with bullying, as well as an overview of the law's requirements.
School Bus Safety
Find information here on training for school bus drivers regarding bullying intervention and prevention.
Strategies and Resources for Creating a Safe School Climate
One job of the local board of education is to support the district's schools in creating environments where students and staff are safe and encouraged to succeed. The featured article provides strategies for policy implementation and resources to prevent harassment, intimidation and bullying in Ohio schools.
U.S. Department of Education Provides Guidance to Help Classroom Teachers Combat Bullying - The U.S. Department of Education has released a free, two-part training toolkit designed to reduce incidents of bullying, for use by classroom teachers and educators. To download the toolkit, click here.
Training and Presentations - ODE also provides free presentations on the model policy through the Office of Family and Community Support call (877) 644-6338 (toll-free) or (614) 466-9540 for information.
Related Web Links
U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service - The Community Relations Service is the Department's "peacemaker" for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Two additional resources available from the The U.S. Department of Justice are a Resource Guide Addressing Issues of Hate Bias and Bullying in the School and a fact sheet on the Community Relations Service.
Anti-Bullying and Disabilities - Bullying impacts 60% of individuals with disabilities. Awareness, education, and action are needed for these statistics to change. OCALI (Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence) has gathered resources to increase awareness, provide education, and to promote taking action. Resources include webcasts for educators and families, websites, anti-bullying program information, and books by grade level.
Ebased Academy - The Ohio Department of Education in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services offers a free, online career development resource for health and human service professionals and educators in the state of Ohio. For more information click here.
Safe and Supportive Schools The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students to help address many factors that impact the conditions for learning, such as bullying, harassment, violence, and substance abuse.
Find Youth Info This federal website provides interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.Stopbullying.gov StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Education Nation "Education Nation" seeks to create a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue with policymakers, thought-leaders, educators, parents and the public, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to achieve the best education in the world.
Teaching Tolerance has free resources for addressing issues of diversity and bullying.
Kansas Safe School Resource Center offers resources, including a model policy on peer mediation, peaceful problem solving, school climate plans, and integrating conflict resolution instruction into existing curricula.
Red Tree House - Redtreehouse.org was created to provide a welcoming and vibrant online community for families and professionals to explore and share information, knowledge and resources, discover answers to questions and concerns, and make community connections and build support networks for help and encouragement of children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.
Last Modified: 5/30/2013 3:55:18 PM