The many forms of bullying affect one-third of our youth today. Bullying is the repeated actions or threats of action directed toward a person by one or more people who have or are perceived to have more power or status than their target in order to cause fear, distress or harm. Bullying includes name-calling, obscene gesturing, malicious teasing, rumors, slander, social exclusion, damaging someone’s belongings, threats and physical violence.
In addition to face-to-face bullying, cyberbullying has become another means for some youth to bully and harass others. Cyberbullying is the persistent and intentional use of electronic communication to harass, threaten, intimidate or otherwise mistreat, typically between or among youth. Approximately 20% of young people reported experiencing cyberbullying in their lifetimes.
Students who challenged bullying and now lead ADL anti-bullying programs attend White House Conference on Bullying.
Nikki Allinson, a student starting a new school, was one of the few Jews in a Connecticut town. A group of students singled her out, making anti-Jewish jokes and disparaging references. Nikki refused to be a passive victim.
Starting in middle school, David was challenged about everything that defined him – his religion, his height and his abilities in the classroom. Learn how David learned to get back his self-respect and to help others.
Be An Ally: Six Simple Ways
What Can Be Done About Name-calling
Take A Stand: A Student's Guide to Stopping Name-calling and Bullying
Zero Indifference: A Guide to Stop Name-calling & Bullying
Misdirections in Bullying Prevention and Intervention
Ten Things Students Wish Teachers Knew about Name-calling & Bullying
Responding to Cyberbullying: Tips
Internet Safety Strategies for Students
Confronting Hate Speech Online
Responding to Cyberhate: Toolkit for Action
The League advocates at the state and local level for:
Op-Ed: See the Movie and Join the Battle Against Bullying (The Houston Chronicle)
Op-Ed: Why the Documentary ‘Bully’ Hits Home (The Daily Beast/Newsweek)
ADL Letter to President Obama Regarding the White House Bullying Prevention Conference
Advice on Cyberbullying and Teens (Your Teen Magazine)
ADL Recommendations to Federal Agencies for Federal Bullying Prevention Summit
ADL Comments on Justice Department Plan to Address Cyberbullying
For more information or to schedule a program in your school or community, contact your local ADL Regional Office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responding to Cyberhate, A Toolkit for Action
This ADL resource offers practical guidance for responding to cyberhate.
The commitment needed to combat bullying, its impact on whether children live or die.
Workshops and Trainings
Name-calling and Bullying
Contact ADL to set up a training in your area
NO PLACE FOR HATEŽ
Campaign to create safe, inclusive environments in schools and communities.
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCEŽ Institute
Anti-bias and diversity programs and resources for schools, colleges, communities and workplaces.