Battle Bullying
Solutions from Teen Health & Wellness
"Bullied to Death" on a special two-hour edition of
Cyber-Bullying May Be More Damaging Than
Schoolyard Bullying
Cyber-bullying victims are more likely to suffer
depression than kids targeted by other forms of
bullying, suggests a new study.
Dad Defends
Daughter With
Cerebral Palsy
Against Bullies on
School Bus
Who’s to blame for the
death of Tyler Clementi?
Report: 1 in 3
Teens Bullied
President Obama Tells Gay
Eight Teenagers Charged
in Internet Beating Have
Their Day on the Web
Bullied Youth “It Gets Better”
Did School Turn Blind Eye to Bullying?
Part 2: Parents say the son's suicide was mocked by classmates.
Teen bullies going
mobile to get their
9 teens charged
in girl’s bullying
Mean Girls:
Blamed for
Teen Suicides
Cyberbullying is Serious
"Cyberbullying is when
someone repeatedly
harasses, mistreats, or
makes fun of another
person online or while
using cell phones or other
electronic devices."
As many as 43% of kids will
experience bullying on the
Internet or over mobile
1 out of 4
kids is bullied or abused
by another youth.
1 out of 5
admits to being a bully.
Knowledge is Power!
Let’s Stop Bullying Now!
Recognize and identify
Prevent bullying
Respond to bullying with
print and online resources
Myths vs. Facts
Myth: Cyberbullies are usually people who are popular, athletic, and attractive.
Fact: Cyberbullies come in all shapes and sizes. Because people who cyberbully can
hide behind the anonymity, they are often physically weak and socially awkward.
Often, they are the victims of traditional bullying who turn to cyberbullying to get
Myth: Children rarely miss school to avoid bullying.
Fact: Educators estimate that more than 160,000 students miss school each day in
the U.S. because they fear being bullied or harassed by their peers, according to the
publication InternetWeek. A related study has found that 7% of Canadian eighth
graders have stayed home at least one day a month due to bullying (Kochenderger &
Myth: Children and youth who are bullied will almost always tell an adult.
Fact: Adults are often unaware of bullying. Most studies find that only 25% - 50% of
bullied children talk to an adult about the bullying.
Prevention and Intervention Resources
How to deal with bullies, discrimination, fighting, insults, jealousy
Tools for creating healthy, safe, caring learning environments
Address the needs of all users in a community, regardless of gender,
ethnicity, or sexual orientation
“This resource will save teens lives.”
—Laura Cleveland, Youth Services Librarian, Fayetteville Public Library
Are your students dealing with:
• Bullying
• Date rape
• Depression
• Discrimination
• Drinking
• Drugs
• Eating disorders
• Gay bashing
• Suicide
Teen Health & Wellness
• The award-winning, critically-acclaimed online resource from Rosen
• Supports a diverse student population, including GLBT teens, while
providing tools to address bullying and cyberbullying, suicide, school
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and support on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition,
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Personal Stories
Teens relate to others who are dealing with the same issues.
Personal Stories
The Personal Stories throughout Teen Health & Wellness teach empathy and are a powerful
way for your teens to connect with others who have dealt with and overcome significant challenges.
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Dr. Jan’s Corner
Dr. Jan's Corner provides answers to real questions from middle and high school students,
Why do some people act nice only when they want something and then mean when they don't?
What do you do when someone wants to fight you?
How do I get a bully to stop when he is living with me?
Have you ever been that one kid in your grade that is always different, that never seems to
fit in with the grade or the school?
Have you just been so different that you want to be yourself but are so driven down by
what people think of you?
About Dr. Jan
Hittelman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience
working with adults, children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. In addition
to clinical practices in California, Colorado, and New York, he has specialized in program
development in partnership with school systems, psychiatric hospitals, correctional
facilities and the courts, outpatient settings, residential treatment facilities, and private
non-profit organizations. He is the founder of Compass House, a non-profit counseling
collaborative for teens and their families. Dr. Hittelman is also the author of a monthly
newspaper column entitled "Surviving the Teenage Years."
Who can use Teen Health & Wellness?
• Students
• Teachers—health, science, language arts
• Librarians
• School and library administrators
• Guidance Counselors
• Healthcare professionals
• Intervention specialist
• Safety officers
• Parents and caregivers
Personal Story Project &
“It’s Your Cause” Video
• Exciting ways for
students to interact with
the database
• Invites students to
• Stories and videos
about overcoming
challenges or passionate
• Published into the
Start the battle against bullying NOW!
Teen Health & Wellness can serve as life "assurance" for your school and
community. As always, let us know how we can support you in our shared
mission to make a difference in teen lives.
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Independent School District, TX
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