CHARACTER EDUCATION SITES
Hand In Hand Parenting
Classes, resources, and lots of support for parents of young children and professionals who work with them. For over 20 years, Parenting by Connection has brought parents practical tools to resolve universal family challenges.
The Character Education Partnership
This site offers resources and information in advocating for the inclusion of character education in schools. Included here are Q&A’s, news related to character education, and the CEP’s “Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education.”
This site includes lesson plans, resources, and an explanation of the “Six Pillars of Character.” Character Counts! is a nonprofit coalition of organizations, schools, and communities that have committed to instilling the core values in young people.
Center For the 4th and 5th R’s
Presented by SUNY-Cortland, this site is a valuable resource on character education for teachers and others interested in the subject. Included are articles, resources, explanations, and more.
Life Skills 4 Kids
This is a large site that includes information, lesson plans, and other resources related to life skills. Newsletters are also available for viewing online, and they include book reviews and information for parents and teachers on topics such as bullying, character education, nutrition, and television viewing.
Center for Nonviolent Communication
This site offers trainings and workshops based on the communication model created by Marshall Rosenberg. Resources for resolving conflicts peacefully are offered throughout the site.
Center For the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston
University School of Education
This website could be useful to anyone interested in learning
more about character education, but teachers are likely to find it
particularly useful. Resources include articles, lesson plans, and
reading lists. The reading lists, categorized by grade level and
theme, may be particularly valuable.
BULLYING PREVENTION SITES
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Bullying.org – “Where You Are Not Alone”
This Canadian site has a variety of features devoted to informing people about the dangers of bullying, as well as supporting victims of bullying. The site also includes drawings, poems, stories, etc. submitted by visitors to the site. Children will enjoy the browser-based game in which they paint a hero and a bully, then rescue students and recover lunch money in a series of mazes.
We love the work of Challenge Day (vicki! is a former Challenge
Day Leader and Board Member). They provide highly experiential
one-day programs in both middle and high schools that address
diversity, connection, oppression and acceptance.
“Bullying And School”
This is Soul Shoppe’s blog, which is updated weekly with the
latest articles on all topics relevant to bullying, and many links to
resources. Stay current! Visit our blog or sign up for our RSS feed.
Stop Bullying Now
Stop Bullying Now – the national campaign for bullying prevention
website sponsored by the Health Resources and Services
Administration (HRSA) with resources for parents, educators, kids
No Bully is a 501c3 corporation dedicated to creating bully-free
school communities through teacher and parent workshops, and
No Bully Zone
The goal of No Bully Zone is to make a difference in the lives of
children by producing highly effective resources to encourage and
empower them. Being relative to children’s culture using videos,
games, and stories that connect is part of their everyday focus.
The National Crime Prevention Council
The National Crime Prevention Council currently has two
campaigns to help children and parents stop bullying.
“Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now.”
The links on this site will lead you through an exploration of
interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools. This site
supports HRSA’s national campaign: “Take a Stand. Lend a Hand.
Stop Bullying Now.”
On-line Resource Guide
This is an on-line Bully Prevention Resource guide for schools,
families and community partners.
OTHER RESOURCES WE LIKE
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
– CASEL has clips and research available in support of the
importance of Social Emotional Learning on student well being and
Center for Nonviolent Communication
This site offers trainings and workshops based on the
communication model created by Marshall Rosenberg. Resources
for resolving conflicts peacefully are offered throughout the site,
including audio clips and interviews, 21 Articles about NVC, and a
bibliography with over 30 titles.
Informational Websites and Hotlines
Domestic and teen dating violence:
National Domestic Violence Hotline at:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
4pm-midnight peer counselors phone and online chat option- for friends, family, and victims
Youth Violence and Bullying:
Suicide and self harm:
Suicide hot lines:
San Francisco 415.781.0500
Alcohol and Drug:
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
415.296.9900 (San Francisco)