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Bullying Prevention and Resources

Telling is not tattling; It's important to know the difference!

 Bullying affects everyone: the victims, the bullies and the bystanders. If you or someone you know is being bullied, TELL until you get the help you need.

Children "TATTLE" when they want to:

bullet graphicGet someone in trouble

bullet graphicLook good in someone else's eyes

bullet graphicGet attention

bullet graphicHave an adult solve their problem


Children "TELL" when they:

bullet graphic Want protection for themselves or someone else

bullet graphic Want protection for their own or someone else's property

bullet graphic Are scared

bullet graphic Are in danger


Bullying is not okay. Keep TELLING until you get the help you need.


Printed Resources


Bullying Handout for Kids (PDF)

Bullying Handout for Teens (PDF)


Online resources
for students, parents, and teachers

Stop Bullying Now

Website published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Go to website


Positive Behavorial Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program currently in use at Watervliet Elementary School. More information


Canadian-based site filled with useful facts, tips and resources. Go to website

Parenting Suggestions Regarding Technology

Compiled by national speaker John Halligan, whose son, Ryan, died by suicide in October 2003 after being bullied by classmates at school and online. Go to website


This site is a resource for parents to educate themselves and their children about how to use the Internet safely. It provides information on filtering software and recommends safe sites for children of all ages. Go to website

Family Online Safety Institute

This site of the Internet Content Rating Association contains information and downloads on the content rating system. Go to website