Kidsbridge is always looking for books, videos, songs, websites, activities, and research that address bullying prevention, diversity appreciation, and respect for others. Similar content is sought for other important subjects like empathy, empowerment, mindfulness, along with strategies for dealing with prejudice, discrimination, bias and stereotypes. Below, you will find some options.

Do you have a favorite activity that addresses bullying prevention? Have you created a game that focuses on respect and diversity appreciation? Can you recommend a book, video or song that celebrates individuality? How about a website that has particularly good research about bullying, diversity and being an UPstander? Share it with us! Kidsbridge would love to hear your recommendations.

Books for Elementary School

LGBT
King & King
Molly’s Family
Daddy, Papa, & Me
Mommy, Mama & Me
The Family Book
And Tango Makes Three
Who’s in a Family

Disabilities
Odd Boy Out
Someone Special Just Like You
Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer
Looking After Louis
Howie Helps Himself
Otto Learns About His Medicine
My Brother is a World Class Pain
My Friend is Deaf
It’s Called Dyslexia
Shelley the Hyperactive Turtle
Different Croaks for Different Folks
Carolina’s Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick Too!
My Grandma Has AIDS: Annisha’s Story
Let’s Talk About It:  Extraordinary Friends
Some Kids Use Wheelchairs
Some Kids Wear Leg Braces
Don’t Laugh at Me
What’s Wrong with Timmy?
Don’t Call Me Special: A First Look at Disabilities
Taking ADD to School: A Story About Attention Deficit Disorder

Heroes/Activism
The Helping Hands Handbook
Our Golda: The Story of Golda Meir
Extraordinary Girls
I am Barack Obama
I Dream for You a World: A Covenant for Our Children
Cesar Chavez, Labor Leader
Vilma Martinez
The Story of Ruby Bridges
Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change
50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World
What I Had was Singing: The Story of Marian Anderson
Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words
Change the World for Ten Bucks:  Small Actions x Lots of People = Big Change
The Barefoot Book of Heroic Children
It’s Our World Too!:  Stories of Young People Who Are Making a Difference
Book of Black Heroes from A to Z, Vol. 1
Book of Black Heroes, Great Women in Struggle
I Have a Dream
The Brothers Kennedy: John, Robert, Edward
The Kids’ Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action
As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom
Zora Hurston and the Chinaberrey Tree
Heroes
Eleanor, Quiet No More: The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt
The Giving Book
The Heroes Book
Extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Paths to Peace: People Who Change the World

Books for Middle School

LGBT
The Misfts
So Hard to Say

Heroes/Activism
Take Action!: A Guide to Active Citizenship
The Kids’ Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action

Websites about Bullying & Cyberbullying

www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

www.netsmartzkids.org/

www.schoolclimate.org/bullybust/assets/documents/upstanderKit_students.pdf

www.stopbullyingnow.com/

  • The “Stop Bullying Now!” campaign was developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration in partnership with more than 70 health, safety, education, and faith-based organizations
  • Offers flash movies on bullying, games, and information about bullying and how to prevent it for students

www.bullying.co.uk/

  • An interactive website
  • Focuses on cyber bullying.
  • For children offers advice on:
    • How to deal with different scenarios on bullying
    • The different forms of bullying
    • Offers help to the child who is doing the bullying

www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org

  • Games
  • Kids and celebrity videos
  • Real life stories
  • Ask Sally for advice
  • Information on bullying

pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/bullies/

  • Topics on Bullies:
    • What is Bullying?
    • Who’s a Bully?
    • Who’s A Target?
    • How to Handle It
    • Innocent Bystanders
    • Are You A Bully?
    • Bully-Free Zones
    • From the Mentors
  • Games
  • Video
  • Advice
  • Famous celebrity talks about how they dealt with hard situations growing up

www.bullyingnoway.com.au/

  • Anti-bullying site created by Australia’s educational communities
  • Students:
    • Facts about bullying
    • Helping yourself and your friends
    • What to do if you see bullying or cyber bullying
    • Getting rid of homophobia and racism
    • Student poetry and artwork

www.bullybeware.com/

  • Anti-bullying site offering resources, products, and information for educators, families, and students
  • Info about Cyberbullying
  • Students:
    • FAQ
    • Articles
    • Kids Help Phone

www.antibullying.net/youngpeople.htm

  • Bully information for kids
  • Kids’ interactive stories
  • Bullying advice
  • More bullying information

www.kzoo.edu/psych/stop_bullying/index.html

  • Kalamazoo College’s Site Dedicated to Creating Safe Learning Environments for Kids
  • Created by college students enrolled in a Social Development course
  • Resources
  • Kids:
    • What is a bully?
    • What would you do?
    • Picture a world without bullying