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Resource Review Document (pdf form) 

Resource Guidelines (pdf form)


logosmallInternational Bullying Prevention Association Guidelines When Considering Bullying Prevention & Intervention Resources 

DIRECTIONS: Use this Checklist for guidance in selection of bullying prevention/intervention resources. 


 NAME OF RESOURCE: ___________________________________AUTHOR / SOURCE: ________________________________________

  This is a ___ Framework;  ___ Program; ___Curriculum; ___ Other Resource: ______________________________________________

  It is designed for ___ School/Classroom Implementation___ Adult/Staff Training ___ Background knowledge__Other__






Preparation / Pre-Planning




1. Does this resource reflect all best practice principles for bullying prevention and intervention?


2. Have you assured this resource does not include any Misdirections in Bullying Prevention or Response?


3.  Is the effectiveness of this resource is backed by  research and data? If so are the data and outcomes directly related to bullying? How?


4.  Does the resource demonstrate a focus of addressing theschool climate and culture of the school?


5.  Does the resource suggest the formation of aleadership group specifically charged to coordinate bullying prevention efforts


6.  Are all groups committed  to the efforts to address positive school climate  and culture and address bullying (Examples: teachers, administrators, students, parents, counselors, para-pros, bus drivers, nurses, special ed. librarians custodians, cafeteria workers, etc.)?


7.  Does the resource include involvement of all groups, students, parents and support staff in trainings, workshops, leadership groups, and resource tools?




8. Does the resource include conform to State/district/school anti-bullying policies and procedures ?  


9. Is this resource appropriate for the ages and grades where it will be used?


10.  Is this resource culturally and linguistically appropriate for the school(s) where it will be used?






11.  Does the resource reflect that bullying prevention requires on-going, long -term commitment to appropriately change climate and cultures that decrease bulling behaviors?


12.  Does the resource demonstrate an accurate, universal definition  and understanding of what bullying is and how it relates to school culture?


13. Does the resource involve  class time  spent to address bullying prevention?


14. Does the resource suggest or provide activities and lessons which can be used across the curriculum?


15. Does the resource suggest opportunities for  reflective discussions to prevent negative acts and promote pro-social behavior?  


16. Does the resource avoid biases and prejudices including but not limited to misconceptions regarding race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliations


17. Does the resource avoid practices that are counterproductive to bullying prevention and intervention?


18. Does the resource contain or refer to easily accessible, teacher-friendly materials.


Data Collection / Survey


19. Does the resource include a valid, reliable, anonymous climate/bullying assessment survey for students?


20.  Does the resource emphasize the importance of  assessing bullying   and other measurement tools such as for school climate?


21. Does the resource suggests  how data be used   to drive present and future actions to be taken at the school site-including increased trained supervision of high incident areas?




22.  Does the resource require that  all staff is trained in bullying definition prevention, intervention (and possible program implementation)?


23. Does the resource include students in training around what bullying is and is not, how to report bullying, discipline consequences for bullying others  and positive roles for bystanders?




24.  Is the total cost associated with the purchase of this resource reasonable given the expected benefits?


25.  Is the total cost associated with training reasonable given the expected benefits?




26.  Is there a plan in place to ensure   long-term continuity of this program?  



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