You’ve probably heard about the movie Bully , which is now playing in select theaters and opens nationwide this Friday. The movie follows five stories of bullying from across the country, putting the spotlight on this all-too-common problem — according to the movie’s Web site, 13 million kids will be bullied in the US this year.
Unfortunately, bullying can happen anywhere — including camp — so be prepared to help prevent and stop bullying this summer with ACA’s Bullying Prevention resources. Here are some resources designed specifically for you, frontline camp staff:
- Bullying Prevention Tip Sheet by Dr. Joel Haber
Quick tips about spotting and stopping bullying at camp.
- Bullying Prevention: Are You Up to Speed?  by Joel Haber, PhD, and Lisa Daley, JD
In-depth overview of bullying today, who bullies, cyberbullying, and how to prevent bullying. While geared toward upper-level staff, it is important for frontline staff to understand these prevention techniques.
- Eyes on Bullying: What YOU Can Do to Prevent and Stop Bullying at Camp  by Kim Storey, EdD
Another in-depth overview offering warning signs and how to contribute to your camp’s bully-free environment.
- Girls at Camp: Overcoming Relational Aggression and Bullying Behavior in Boys . . . And What to Do About It by Bob Ditter
The dynamics of bullying situations specific to boys and girls.
Bullying is a serious problem that must be addressed if it is happening at camp. Set the expectation for your campers, from the very beginning, that camp is a community of respect — and model this behavior every day.
More bullying prevention resources are available in ACA’s Knowledge Center.
How do you create a respectful environment at camp?