Bullying Prevention Curriculum

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    Choose from these bullying prevention programs and curriculum to provide the highest quality education in a safe, respectful and violence-free environment. We recommend you choose an evidence-based curriculum or proven program, but have provided other options as well. For a more extensive list, BCPS employees may go to our department's SharePoint resource warehouse.

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    The ABCs of Bullying Prevention Book

    Grades K-12

    Contains 3 bullying prevention lessons per grade which teach the key concepts every student needs to know to stop bullying. 1) What is bullying? 2) Why should I care about it? and 3) What can I do to prevent it?

    Above the Influence

    Above the Influence (ATI)

    Grades 1-12

    Every student’s life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. The goal of ATI is to help students stand up to negative pressures and influences such as drugs and alcohol, bullying, discrimination, or any other destructive behavior or attitude. Use the ATI Toolkit's lessons as a stand-alone, or in preparation for the annual ATI March.

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    Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

    Grades K-12

    ADL's anti-bias education helps to create and sustain an inclusive and violence-free school. ADL has lessons on all violence prevention related topics, many with videos.

    A thin line

    A Thin Line, MTV

    Grades 5-12

    Things that start out as a funny wall post, a sarcastic photo comment, or a flirty text can turn hurtful, obnoxious, or even abusive. This site provides videos, facts, quizzes and advice about boundary-defying activities like sexting, constant messaging, spying and digital disrespect – so your students will know where the line is, and be ready to draw their own.

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    Be the 1 Positive School Culture Initiative (PSCI) Toolkit
    Grades K-12
    This Toolkit helps to create safer and more respectful school environments where all students can thrive. Only when students feel safe, can they truly focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) and academic success. Be the 1 uses evidence-based strategies to permanently embed Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for violence prevention and intervention within your school in a continuous improvement model. The messaging of this pro-social marketing campaign and lessons will inspire your students to Be the 1 to help prevent and intervene with bullying. 
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    BCPS' List of Bullying Prevention Programs 

    Grades K-12

    BCPS is committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe and respectful environment. This authorized list includes evidence-based interventions, curriculums and proven programs available to BCPS staff. Access each via its link, SharePoint, or by contacting us at 754-321-1655.

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    BCPS Policy 5.9 Training Modules

    Grades K-12

    Access the mandatory Anti-Bullying Policy 5.9 annual trainings for BCPS staff, students and parents.

    Bystander Revolution

    Bystander Revolution

    Grades K-12

    Designed to combat bullying on a range of topics, this site contains numerous videos featuring celebrities and youth. They are high quality, generally short and come with lessons.

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    Character Education

    Grades K-12

    Each Monthly Character Education Newsletter and Family Newsletter contains lessons, videos, and activities on BCPS's 8 character traits. These traits promote positive behavior and create a safer and more respectful learning environment for our students.

    Child Safety Matters

    Child Safety Matters, Monique Burr Foundation

    Grades K-8

    The program is provided at no cost to FL public elementary school teachers, learn more. Lessons educate and empower students with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers.

    Choose Peace Stop Violence

    Choose Peace/Stop Violence (CPSV) Program

    Grades 6-12

    CPSV is both an observance and a comprehensive three year initiative which uses Positive Community Norms to educate, engage and empower youth to take action to prevent bullying and youth violence, foster social justice awareness, create safe and violence-free environments, as well as improve school climate and academic performance, learn more.

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    Class Meetings

    Grades K-12

    Classroom meetings is a well researched longstanding approach to creating healthy and successful students, connected classrooms, and positive school-wide climates. 

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    Common Sense Education, Digital Citizenship Curriculum

    Grades K-12

    Online curriculum made up of 65 grade-differentiated lesson plans. The Scope & Sequence consists of 3 units for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, and 4 units for grades 9-12. Each unit has 5 lessons, family activities, and professional development resources. Topics include cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and more. 

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    Dating Matters

    Grades K-12

    This universal primary prevention curriculum teaches youth healthy relationship skills to reduce interpersonal violence. The curriculum is for students in grades 6 (6 lessons) and 7 (7 lessons) and is based on the Safe Dates proven program. Learn more from the CDC. If you want this curriculum in your school, contact us at 754-321-1655.

    Everfi curriculum


    Grades K-12

    Delivers free engaging digital resources to equip students with critical skills for success beyond the classroom. The digital education platform has free lessons, videos, surveys, assessments, and interactive exercises that teach financial capability, character, substance abuse prevention, STEM, health & wellness, social-emotional learning, relationship skills, cultural & civic literacy, and career preparedness. Violence related lessons include Honor Code (grades 8-10), Say Something (grades 9-12), and The Compassion Project Lesson Plans for Teaching Empathy & Compassion (grades 2-4).​

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    Facing History and Ourselves

    Grades K-12

    Find compelling classroom resources, learn new teaching methods, meet standards, and make a difference in the lives of your students with multimedia materials, lessons, and more.

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    FREE Prevention Resource List

    Grades K-12

    This list of free materials, multimedia and curriculum is divided into the 6 strands of prevention.

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    Get Real About Violence

    Grades K-12

    A research-based prevention curriculum that helps build a culture of non-violence. The program targets a wide range of violent behavior including bullying, teasing, and rumor spreading for younger children or threats and assaults for older. Access the curriculum in our department's SharePoint.



    Grades K-12

    Provides lessons and videos preparing students for life in the 21st century while exceeding CIPA/E-Rate requirements. Topics include cyberbullying, academic dishonesty, digital safety, privacy, and security. Access the materials in our department's SharePoint.

    Kids health

    ​KidsHealth in the Classroom, The Nemours Foundation

    Grades PreK-12

    Free SEL health-related lessons, discussion questions, activities, handouts, and quizzes aligned to Standards. Topics include internet safety, bullying, peer pressure, empathy, healthy relationships, emotions, behavioral health, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, body health, infectious diseases, and more.​ Available via our department's ShareP​oint or website​.

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    Kids Against Bullying Toolkit, PACER

    Grades K-12

    Online creative bullying prevention education resources. Toolkits include event planning, student involvement, and lesson plans.

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    Kindness in the Classroom, Random Acts of Kindness

    Grades K-12

    Offers free lesson plans, kindness projects, and kindness club ideas. The curriculum features developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned lessons teaching important social and emotional (SEL) skills.

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    Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)

    Grades K-12

    Access downloadable curricula, classroom activities, e-newsletter, and order free DVD/Film kits.




    Mindfulness is the intentional cultivation of moment-to-moment attention and awareness in order to enhance behavioral, academic and social-emotional learning to assure life readiness. As we practice mindfulness, we become more aware of direct experiences, beyond the chattering mind. As a result, we begin to act in accordance with their essence, potential, and purpose.

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    The Ned Show

    Grades K-5

    Free lessons, printables, and videos that have been utilized as part of the BCPS Anti-Bullying Student Training Module. NED is a lovable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. Teach your students to be upstanders who prevent bullying. Available in our department's SharePoint or on the Ned Show website.


    Net Cetera

    Grades K-12

    The toolkit includes presentations, videos and brochures (order online) encouraging students and parents to reduce online risks and cyberbullying. Available in our department's SharePoint or online.



    Grades K-12

    Toolkits, downloadable videos, and lessons on Internet safety and cyberbullying. Available in our department's SharePoint or online at https://www.netsmartz.org/Educators.

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    Planting Seeds of Prevention Curriculum Book

    Grades K-12

    Contains prevention curriculum on violence prevention, instructional strategies, health and wellness, and substance abuse prevention.

     PBIS Bullying Prevention

    PBS/PBIS (Positive Behavior Support/Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports)

    Grades K-12

    PBIS is a prevention oriented multitiered framework for school personnel to (a) organize evidence-based practices, (b) implement those practices with high fidelity, and (c) maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. Use these PBIS guides for elementary and middle and high. as well as website resources to reduce bullying behavior through the blending of school-wide positive behavior support, explicit instruction, and a redefinition of the bullying construct. 

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    Positive School Culture Initiative

    Grades K-12

    With this 3-year school climate program, schools are provided consultation and tools to establish school-wide, classroom and individual safe, respectful, bully-free environments. Contact us for a consultation at 754-321-1655.

    Reality Avenue

    Reality Avenue

    Grades 6-12

    The show series has two show formats available: 1) twelve, 30 minute shows on prevention topics such as Body Image, Addiction, Internet, Teen Stress, Self Injury, Diversity, Self Esteem, Depression/Anger, Bullying, Divorce, Character, and Relationships 2) eight, 10-15 minute shows on the District’s eight character traits. They can also be watched via BECON TV’s EduVision Video Portal. 

    Reality Lane

    Reality Lane

    Grades K-5

    This series of 8 engaging character prevention education television programs are 10-15 minutes long, and relate to each of the District’s character traits: cooperation (September), responsibility (October), citizenship (November), kindness (December), respect (January), honesty (February), self-control (March), and tolerance (April). The shows have class lessons and discussion prompters as well.

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    Safe Dates

    Grades 8-10

    This research-based proven program consists of 10 lessons, a play, and a poster contest. It teaches healthy relationship skills to prevent dating violence. Learn more and contact us for the lessons if you want them in your class.

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    Sandy Hook Promise

    Grades K-12

    Has a number of prevention programs aimed at gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge. Contact us to access the Start with Hello or Say Something Programs 754-321-1655. Go to the website to learn more about their programs. 

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    Sanford Harmony

    Grades PreK-6

    Social and emotional (SEL) teaching program uses teaching strategies with activities to reduce bullying by developing student skills to communicate, cooperate, connect, embrace diversity, and resolve conflict.

    Save Promise Club  

    Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Elementary Clubs

    Grades 1-6

    SAVE Promise Club is a student leadership initiative for BCPS elementary schools from Sandy Hook Promise that aims to cultivate and bolster student leaders to take an active role in increasing school safety and preventing different forms of violence in schools and communities. Learn more here.

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    Say Something

    Grades 6-12

    Training for children and teens on how to recognize signs, especially in social media, of an individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and say something to a trusted adult to get them help. All training is paid for by Sandy Hook Promise. Call us to access the training 754-321-1655.



    This website hosts only a portion of our resources on the 6 strands of prevention. BCPS employees can access our extensive warehouse of resources in our department's SharePoint.

    Share the World

    Share the World

    Grades K-5

    This free educational kit can be downloaded online or delivered as a kit. It includes lessons, coloring pages, and a video. It is designed to help students develop respect and compassion for all living beings and learn how to make a difference for animals.


    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)


    Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process in which students and adults are able to recognize and manage emotions, solve problems effectively and establish positive relationships with others. SEL provides direct instruction in skills that enable students to succeed in college, career and life by being responsible citizens and decision makers.

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    Spookley The Square Pumpkin

    Grades PreK-6

    Complete Digital Teacher Anti-bullying Toolkit (pre-school, K-3) accompanies The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin book. It includes discussion guidelines, learning activities and examples, a classroom play, and a video of the book reading, Available online or in our department's SharePoint.

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    Stand Strong Teleconference

    Grades 6-12

    A BCPS event aimed at ending bullying with motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs. Access via BECON's previously recorded live simulcast, which reached 1 million students. Watch the PSA to learn more. 

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    Start with Hello, Sandy Hook Promise

    Grades K-12

    Teaches children, teens and young adults how to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another. All training is paid for by Sandy Hook Promise. Call us to access the training 754-321-1655 or go to our department's Start with Hello SharePoint folder to learn more.

     stop bullying now

    Stop Bullying Now! Take a Stand. Lend a Hand.

    Grades K-8

    The resource toolkit includes videos, activities guide, and comic book style newsletters with worksheets. Available in our department's SharePoint or online. Includes 12 videos for youth ages 9-13 years, and 2 for children ages 5-8 years.

    Support Group Method

    The Support Group Method of Bullying Intervention

    Grades 6-12

    This 7 step non-punitive, group intervention seeks to reduce bullying by increasing empathy and bystander action.

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    Think B4U Post

    Grades 3-12

    A 5 subject Internet safety program toolkit with assemblies, lessons, and marketing materials. Inspire your students to practice safe and respectful online communication. View the Toolkit or contact us for more information at 754-321-1655.

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    We Are Broward, Immigrant Support Plan

    Grades K-12

    BCPS is proud to recognize and respect varying cultures. Utilize this toolkit to help students appreciate them as well. It contains numerous resources including 3 lesson plans for each grade level, a Student Services Guide, Community Resources Brochures in multiple languages, and much more.

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    Your Choice, Your Action, Your Life

    Grades 3-12

    Use these PSA videos, made with BCPS students, along with their corresponding lesson plans to raise awareness and spark dialogue around issues related to bullying and diversity.