Since 2006, National Bullying Prevention Month has sought to increase awareness of bullying and provide resources to respond to such behavior. At Arapahoe Libraries, we are here to help you find the resources you need to address bullying and create a more compassionate community.
Bullying is a problem that can affect anyone at any age.
- If your child is experiencing bullying at school, check out our blog on how to talk to your child's teacher.
- Practice internet safety at home. Register nowopens a new window to join Katie L. Greer on October 11 at Koelbel Libraryopens a new window to learn about practical strategies for parents to keep your child's online learning both enjoyable and safe.
- Inspire kindness in your child with these picture books, and help them learn about the experiences of their peers with these books about American immigrants.
- These picture books about a wide variety of experiences inspired by #WeNeedDiverseBooksopens a new window are sure to help you and your child talk about how everyone is unique and special.
- Struggling to both fit in and be who you are? These characters know the challenge!
- Check out a middle-grade novels about bullies and heroes for when you or your child needs a friend.
- Teens dealing with bullies can check out these resources and books about other teens who have had similar experiences.
- This listopens a new window of teen novels and resources focuses on characters struggling with bullying, mental health concerns and more.
- If you're dealing with bullies in the adult world, this list of resources and relevant media may help. Adults can also gain a better understanding of the immigrant experience to foster empathy for those not like themselves.
And no matter your age, you can check out our guide for finding books about bullying and other tough topics at the library, inspired by Thirteen Reasons Why, a novel where a girl commits suicide after experiencing bullying. If you or a loved one might hurt yourself, reach out for helpopens a new window.