New Government Website Takes Aim at Bullying
According to recent studies, more than 30% of young people in the United States are victims and/or perpetrators of bullying. As such, the US government has created a new website designed to provide information to children and young adults on ways to stop bullying and harassment and where to turn for help. It also provides useful tips for parents, educators and other adults in the community.
Featured sections in the site include, "Recognize the Warning Signs" and "How Do I Get Help?" While other sections include information on cyberbullying, state policies and laws, and violence protection programs. Under the "Parents" section, the site includes information on "bully-proofing" your child ans what to do if your child is actually the perpetrator.
The website StopBullying.gov is managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the US Department o Education and the US Department of Justice. It was recently showcased at the Conference on Bullying hosted by the White House.