Respect for All
Ferndale School District Response Protocol (PDF)
Ferndale School district is dedicated to providing a positive school climate and believes that all students have the right to learn in an environment free of harassment, bullying and violence.
We work with staff and community partners to prevent harassment and to foster supportive settings for all students, families and staff members.
Our Respect for All initiative focuses on building awareness and encouraging tolerance through social emotional learning, student-led initiatives and ongoing dialogues.
We encourage you to explore the district’s Respect for All website, which provides important information about Ferndale Schools policies that address bullying, harassment and violence, as well as resources for parents, students and educators.
School Board Policy: Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (PDF)
- Response Protocol
- Family Resources
- Resources for Students
- Educator Resources
- Bystander Resources
- Additional Resources
Child Care | How to be a Plugged in Parent
Tips on how to make sure your child is not a target of bullying.
Pacer.org | Bullying
A resource on bullying from the National Bullying Prevention Center with up to date news tips, videos, and definitions on bullying.
Rosalind Wiseman Cultures of Dignity
Cultures of Dignity is an organization founded by educator and author, Rosalind Wiseman, that works with communities to shift the way we think about young people’s emotional and physical wellbeing.
Stop Bullying.gov | Parents
This website is a federal government website managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services that provides information and resources for parents on bullying and cyberbullying.
Teen Parenting | Social Development
A guide to learning the signs of bullying behavior in Tween years
Childcare | Cyberbullying Parent’s Fear
Results from a survey of parents on cyberbulling
Care.com | Supervise Your Child Online
Tips on how to supervise your child online
Common Sense Media | 5 Things You Need to Know
Five things all parents should know about cyberbullying
Common Sense Media | Digital Harassment Tips
Definitions and advice on digital harassment
Common Sense Media | When Texting Turns to Torment
Advice for parents on dealing with harassment through texting
Netsmartz.org | Parents
Resources to help parents teach internet safety to their children
Guides for parents on teens and technology
Start Relating Before They Start Dating
Information for parents on promoting healthy teen relationships (English and Spanish).
Carl Pickhardt is a psychologist who provides practical strategies in his articles and books to help parents effectively cope with this developmental change as well as with other normal child raising problems.
Articles about children’s health and development
HazingPrevention.Org is a national organization that provides education, develop resources and build partnerships with others to empower people to prevent hazing in college and university student groups.
AAUW.org | Complete Guide
A guide for parents on how to stop sexual harassment in school
Resources for Students
This website is a federal government website managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services that provides information and resources for students on bullying and cyberbullying.
What to Do
This web page provides tips on what to do if you ever become a victim of bullying.
Love is Not Abuse
This site provides information and tools that men, women, children, teens and corporate executives can use to learn more about dating violence and find out how they can help end this epidemic.
Love is Respect
A collaboration between Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline, this site is a resource to engage, educate and empower youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.
That’s Not Cool!
An interactive resource to help teens draw their digital line against hurtful and controlling behavior through cell phones and social networking.
General Student Issues
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association offers resources for teens on bullying, emotional health, and psychological disorders.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. The website offers tools and tips, policy information, and resources for the public about issues that affect students’ safety in schools.
The Attorney General of Texas’s Office created a resource website about becoming a leader in your community and school as well as tips on issues student’s face throughout school.
Rosalind Wiseman | Video
Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership. Wiseman’s website offers videos, articles and tips for dealing with and recognizing bullying.
FBI | Kids Safety
Safety tips for kids about using a computer both at home and at school.
Netsmartz | Internet Safety
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
OAG | Kidtips
A list of tips for cyber smart kids by The Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbott.
Web Wise Kids
Webwise Kids provides unique and effective resources to equip young people to safely use and enjoy the latest technologies. The programs prepare kids to be their own first lines of defense so they can confidently explore the best that the Internet has to offer.
A list of anti-bias and multicultural books for children recommended by A World of Difference Institute.
ADL.org | Curriculm Connections
A list of anti-bias education lesson plans and resources for k-12 educators.
ASCD.org | How We Treat One Another
The ASCD’s educational leadership program provides information and resources on bullying.
American Psychological Association | Love Doesn’t Have to Hurt Teens
A guide that provides examples of abusive relationship, options for support and resources.
Bullying Prevention Prevention Institute | Helping Students
A guide for educators, by the Bullying Prevention Institute, on educating students about bullying prevention.
Committee for Children is a nonprofit working globally to promote children’s social and academic success through information and resources on teaching respect.
Article about dating violence.
Start Strong Initiative
Site provides information about building healthy relationships.
Stop Bullying.org | Prevention
Tips on preventing bullying at school.
Violence Prevention Works
Information on preventing bullying as well as tips to recognizing and understanding the impact of bullying.
Causing Pain: Real Stories of Dating Abuse and Violence
This package from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Choose Respect Campaign contains a DVD of two video programs and a materials CD with a Choose Respect discussion guide, PowerPoint slides, and appendices.
Lessone from Literature (Downloadable Teacher Guides)
Provides examples on how to use books and materials teachers are already using to facilitate discussions and build awareness about physical, verbal and sexual abuse.
Love is Not Abuse
Information and tools to prevent teen dating violence
Police.gov | Stop Bullying
Guidelines for schools to stop bullying
Eyes on Bullying
Eyes on Bullying offers a variety of tools that can help you look at and understand bullying in a new way, reexamine your own knowledge and beliefs about bullying, and explain who is a bystander and what to do.
Great Schools.org | Bully and the Bystander
An article that examines how empowering bystanders to take action might be the key to stopping bullies.
Jim Wright Online
A guide that helps elaborate how to help bystanders become anti-bullying agents.
Students with Disabilities
Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities
Top 10 facts that parents, educators and students should know.
Unique bullying prevention model for students with disabilities.
Help Guide Mental Health Self-Injury
National Mental Health Association Self-Injury
Self-Injury Phone number: 1-800-DONT-CUT • 8-800-366-8288
Finding a Mental Health Counselor
Out Youth promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.
Parents. Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity. This local affiliate promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is a national education organization focused on ensuring that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.
It Gets Better Project
Communicates to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and creates and inspires the changes needed to make it better for them.
TransYouth Family Allies
Partners with educators, service providers and communities to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
Day of Silence Guide for Educators
GLSEN: Working with LGBT Students of Color: A Guide for Educators
LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum Guide for Educators
Ready, Set, Respect! Elementary Toolkit
Safe Space Kit: Be an Ally to LGBT Youth
ThinkB4YouSpeak Guide for Educators of Grades 6-12
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth Recommendations for Schools
Unheard Voices: Stories and Lessons for Grades 6-12
Interactive game that teaches that simply standing up to bullies is the most powerful tool a group can have.
Pro-Upstander Learning Projects