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Bullying Prevention Programs

While intervention against bullying is particularly important to reduce the suffering of the victims, it is also highly desirable to counteract these tendencies for the sake of the aggressive student, as bullies are much more likely than other students to expand their antisocial behaviors. Research shows that reducing aggressive, antisocial behavior may also reduce substance use and abuse. The efforts of school staff are directed toward improving peer relations and making the school a safe and positive place for students to learn and develop.

Internet Resources
  • www.bullyingresearch.com
    - a connection to bullying prevention websites and resources worldwide
  • Stopbullyingnow.com
    - articles, resources, and an overview of bullying prevention strategies
  • Stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
    - U.S. National Anti-bullying Campaign. Site for "tweens" ages 9 through 13. Games, webisodes, activities. Adult section contains many research-based fact sheets written for various professions and for parents.
  • Raven Days
    - a site for outsiders who are being bullied at school, for adults who remember what it was like to be bullied, and for those who want to help.

For more information, contact Frank Silveira at frank.silveira@tcoe.org or call (559) 651-0155.

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Tulare County Office of Education
CHOICES Prevention Programs
7000 Doe Avenue, Building 300, Visalia, CA 93291

Frank Silveira, Administrator
(559) 651-0155 • fax: (559) 651-0172

Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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