Facebook has partnered with Drs. Marc Brackett and Robin Stern from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to provide resources and tools for dealing with bullying behavior and its consequences.
What Is Bullying?
Bullying is any kind of repeated aggressive behavior that involves an imbalance of power such as social status or physical size. Along with physical or verbal attacks, bullying also includes making threats, spreading rumors or deliberately excluding someone from a group.
For Teens
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Bullying can happen to anyone, and it's always serious. Find out what you can do to help put a stop to it.
For Parents and Guardians
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Whether your child is being bullied or showing signs of bullying someone else, there are important steps you can take to help handle the situation.
For Teachers
Find out how to deal effectively with bullying and establish a safe environment, consistent school policies, and a clear system for reporting bullying.
  • Partners in Action
    The BULLY Project
    Nothing replaces the power of teens to create a culture where bullying is uncool, and that starts with social and emotional learning. These resources will empower the hundreds of thousands of followers of The Bully Project.
    Lee Hirsch Director
    Partners in Action
    Since early 2000, PACERs National Bullying Prevention Center (PACER.org/Bullying) has taken action to change the social paradigm from viewing bullying as a rite of passage to recognizing it as a serious issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and students safety and well-being.
    Paula Goldberg Executive Director
    Partners in Action
    With the thousands of young people we work with, we've learned that bullying prevention education -- coupled with digital hygiene and information literacy -- helps prevent and quickly address the majority of issues. This program breaks bullying into its elements and will empower prevention specialists.
    Parry Aftab Founder
    Partners in Action
    Connect Safely
    Bullying is a serious problem online and off but there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. We need thoughtful approaches that go beyond do not bully and include social emotional learning and resilience.
    Larry Magid Co-Director
  • Partners in Action
    Family Online Safety Institute
    It is so important that teens and parents have access to resources to help them prevent and stop bullying. This hub provides just those conversation starters.
    Stephen Balkam Founder and CEO
    Partners in Action
    Bullying is one of the biggest social issues facing youth today. Schools need a non-punitive approach to end bullying and to prevent the long term physical and emotional damage it can cause.
    Nicholas Carlisle Executive Director
    Partners in Action
    Education Development Center, Inc.
    Giving youth the language to talk about bullying and teaching them the skills to be good digital citizens are the most important things we can do as parents and educators to create safer online communities.
    Shari Kessel Schneider Senior Research Associate
    Partners in Action
    Connect Safely
    Facebook and the social-emotional learning experts at Yale are sending a message that bullying prevention and intervention involve the social literacy skills that make a whole lot of things better, from interaction to academic performance to school culture
    Anne Collier Co-Director
  • Partners in Action
    Our research proves that informed conversations between parents and their children, between young people themselves and among other parents are critical to bullying prevention. These resources will help everyone start these conversations.
    Dr. Joanne Cummings Knowledge Mobilization Director
    Partners in Action
    Free The Children
    We need to speak up about bullying, just as the hundreds of thousands of young people are doing at events like We Day, in social media, and through platforms like We365 that give young people a space to take action against important causes such as bullying.
    Craig Kielburger Co-Founder
    Partners in Action
    Effective intervention of bullying is effective prevention of bullying. While some take advantage of the online environment to threaten, many others use it to find commonalities, build communities and bring people together.
    Dr. Michael Rich Pediatrician, Mediatrician and Director of CMCH
    Partners in Action
    Empowerment Initiative
    Changing attitudes about bullying is the first step to changing bullying behaviors. Educational initiatives like Facebook Bullying Resource Center are vital for creating a kinder world both online and offline.
    Susan Swearer Professor in Educational Psychology
  • Partners in Action
    International Bullying Prevention Association
    We have an empathy gap in our nation, and we believe that it is imperative that we all understand the nature of what bullying is and what it is not. We need strong, evidence-based prevention and intervention practices.
    Rodger Dinwiddie President
    Partners in Action
    Cartoon Network
    We believe an educated and empowered youth will create schools and communities where bullying is just not what you do. Through programs like Stop Bullying: Speak Up, entertainment media has the power to inspire young people's imaginations and help them create a better world.
    Alice Cahn Vice President of Social Responsibility
    Partners in Action
    Media Smarts
    We all have a role to play in helping to create a society where children and teens are safe and protected from harassment, violence and abuse.
    Cathy Wing Co-Executive Director
    Partners in Action
    Rosalind Wiseman
    Bullying is about stripping someone of their dignity. It's about making someone feel that they don't have the right to speak or be heard. When we stand against bullying and actively work to stop it we are sending the message that we all have a responsibility to care for each other in the most fundamental way we can.
    Rosalind Wiseman Author
  • Partners in Action
    This hub is unique. It leverages Facebook's enormous web community to share effective strategies that increase civility and reduce bullying, not only online, but in communities everywhere.
    Marsali Hancock President, CEO
    Partners in Action
    Karen Sirus
    Creating environments in our schools that offer support, trust and open communication among all constituents, coupled with students ability to recognize and regulate emotions, serve as the framework for bullying prevention.
    Karen Sirus Ed.D Stand Up!
How Facebook Can Help
Dealing with Bullying
If you're being bullied, harassed or attacked on Facebook, here's what you can do.
Community Standards
Learn what type of content is acceptable on Facebook and what might be reported and removed.
Social Reporting
If something on Facebook makes you uncomfortable, here's how to ask for it to be taken down.
How Reporting Works
Here's what happens when you report something on Facebook.
Managing Your Privacy
Control who can see what you share.
Blocking a Friend
When you block someone, they can't send you messages, see what you post or add you as a friend.
Removing a Friend
Unfriending someone means they can't send you messages or post on your Timeline.
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