Youth: Safe Schools and Anti-Bullying

ACLU Teacher Resources provides extensive information on the rights of both teachers and students. You can subscribe to the Teacher’s Network to receive emails on current civil liberty issues and download free copies of publications such as The Rights of Transgender People and Parents’ Guide to Public School Boards.

Campus Pride  is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States. It includes the Campus Pride Index, a benchmarking tool for colleges and universities, which ranks schools on extensive criteria.

Frameline, a nonprofit media arts organization that produces the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, has a Youth in Motion program that empowers LGBTQ youth by sending life changing films from past Festivals, complete with curricula and action guides, to K-12 GSAs for free.

The Gay Straight Alliance Network is a youth-driven organization that empowers students to create safer schools. Its website extensively covers GSA topics for students and also provides guidelines for advisors and adult allies on how they can help start and sustain a GSA at their school.

Gender Equity Resource Center is a community center located at the University of California at Berkeley that is committed to fostering a safe, equitable and inclusive experience for all. Its website  provides an extensive glossary as well as FAQs and Brochures.

GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

It Gets Better Project grew from Seattle-based Dan Savage’s YouTube project and has the mission to communicate to LGBTQ youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes to make it better for them.

PFLAG National provides the ten top ways to advocate for safe schools and how to Claim Your Rights.

Stopbullying.gov is a federal government website that provides tips, facts, toolkits, training materials and more to prevent bullying.

Trevor Project is a national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth.

Washington State School Safety Center is part of the Office of Superintendent of Office Instruction and creates safety plans and places for all schools and districts, including bullying and harassment.

Welcoming Schools is a project by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation that offers tools, lessons, training, and consultants.

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