Bullying is too often a serious problem for children and youth with epilepsy and other health conditions/disabilities. The Foundation's new Take Charge Middle School Module being tested in the field now includes bullying materials.
Below are some of the best bullying resources available on the internet.
Stop Bullying.gov! A credible website developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration that includes information, games and even webisodes of cartoon characters being bullied. The website also has resources about bullying awareness, prevention and intervention.
Bullying among Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Needs HRSA has created a question and answer tip sheet specifically for parents of children and youth with special needs.
The National Library of Medicine Website provides information from a variety of sources along with the latest news and updates surrounding the issues of bullying. Parents can also sign up to receive bullying updates by email.
The U.S. Department of Education's Secretary Arne Duncan says 'Enough is Enough'
KidsHealth.org has information and articles on bullying for parents, kids and teens.
Stopcyberbullying.org describes cyberbullying, how to prevent it and take action against it.
TalkAboutIt.org a website that focuses on encouraging people to talk about epilepsy, raise awareness, and work together. Here's a special link pertinent to bullying, parenting and teens.
Get the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) mobile app, KnowBullying, and put the power to prevent bullying in your hands. Available for Android and iOS smart phones, the app provides parents and others who care for children ages 3 to 18 with tools and information to spot bullying and stop it on the spot.