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Here are some resources to learn more about the online safety and cyber bullying.  Conducting a search for information in an organized manner will help us locate what we need with the least amount of work.  It also helps ensure that we start projects with good information.  To see an easy to follow outline to help organize a research project, check our Mr. B's "Take Five" Research Process.   To see more about writing, please look at Mr. B's Writing Quick Tips for "tips & tricks" and links to other Websites that cover virtually ALL aspects grammar and writing.  

Library Subject Headings.  Understanding the difference between keyword and subject heading searches is important.  Keywords represent text that appears in a document.  Subject headings are assigned by an information specialists to help researchers identify resources that cover similar topics.  A powerful tool, subject headings create connections between sources and allow a user to benefit from someone else's work classifying information. 

Computerize library catalogs, can be searched with keywords, just like most Internet search engines.   Many useful resources, however, do not share keywords -- this means they will not be located by keyword searches.  Subject headings, however, identify documents that contain information about similar topics even when those documents do not share keywords.  Here is a listing of common subject headings (Sears), typically used in public and school libraries.

Subject Heading (Sears)

  • Bullying
  • Bullying--Juvenile literature.
  • Bullying in schools--Prevention--Juvenile literature
  • Bullying--Prevention
  • Bullying--Psychological aspects
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer networks--Security measures
  • Cyberbullying
  • Internet and children
  • Internet and teenagers
  • Internet--Safety measures
  • Online social networks
  • School violence--Prevention
  • Teenagers--Social networks--Computer network resources

Dewey Numbers

Libraries are organized to help people find sources by ideas or topic (intellectual access) and then make that information easy to find on the shelves (physical access).  Most public and school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System, numbers that tell library users where to find information on the shelves. 

Here are some useful Dewey Decimal Numbers that should contain information about online safety and cyberbullying.  "Browse" these sections to see if any resources look interesting or useful, looking up materials by subject headings will also refer library users to additional Dewey classifications.

  • 004.678
  • 005.8
  • 006.75
  • 025.04
  • 302.231
  • 302.3
  • 305.235
  • 371.58
  • 371.782

Great Books

  • 101 Facts about Bullying: What Everyone Should Know, by Meline M. Kevorkian and Robin D'Antona
  • Aggression in the Schools (The Series in Clinical & Community Psychology), by Dan Olweus
  • And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment and Emotional Violence, by James Garbarino and Ellen deLara
  • Artolescence: Ten Arts-Based Activities for Adolescent Girls to Overcome Relational Aggression (RA), by Cheryl Dellasega
  • Beyond Sticks & Stones: How to Help Your Child with a Disability Deal with Bullying, A PACER Center Publication
  • Break the Bully Cycle: Intervention Techniques & Activities to Create a Responsible School Community: Teacher Resource, by Khalsa and Sirinam S.
  • Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues that Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing, by Michele Borba
  • Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Children Through the Schoolyard Battlefield, by SuEllen Fried, Paula Fried
  • Bullies, Targets and Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain, by SuEllen Fried
  • Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying, by Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin
  • The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School—How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence, by B. Coloroso
  • Bully Free Classroom, by Allan Beane
  • The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle, by Barbara Coloroso
  • Bully-Proofing Your School, by Carla Garrity
  • Bullying and Hazing, by Jill Hamilton
  • Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Understanding Children's Worlds), by Dan Olweus
  • Chrissa Stands Strong (American Girl Today), by Mary Casanova, Tamara England, and Richard Jones
  • Confronting Cyber-Bullying: What Schools Need to Know to Control Misconduct and Avoid Legal Consequences, by Shaheen Shariff
  • Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, by Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D., Susan P. Limber, Ph.D. and Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D.
  • Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 3-5, by Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D. and Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D.
  • Cyber Bullying: A Prevention Curriculum for Grades 6-12, by Susan P. Limber, Ph.D., Robin M. Kowalski, Ph.D. and Patricia W. Agatston, Ph.D.
  • Cyber Kids, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Balance, by Barbara Trolley and Constance Hanel
  • Cyber Law: Maximizing Safety and Minimizing Risk in Classrooms, by Aimée M. Bissonette
  • Cyberbullying: Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World, by Vanessa Rogers
  • Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression, Threats, and Distress, by Nancy E. Willard and Karen Steiner
  • Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying (Cybersafety), by Samuel Mcquade and Marcus K., Ph.d. Rogers
  • Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age, by Robin M. Kowalski PhD, Susan P. Limber PhD, and Patricia W. Agatston PhD
  • Cyber-Bullying: Issues and Solutions for the School, the Classroom and the Home, by Shaheen Shariff
  • Cyber Bullying: Protecting Kids and Adults from Online Bullies, by Samuel C. McQuade, James P. Colt, and Nancy Meyer
  • Cyber Racism: White Supremacy Online and the New Attack on Civil Rights (Pespectives on a Multiracial America Series), by Jessie Daniels
  • Cyberbullying: Deal With It and Ctrl Alt Delete It, by Robyn MacEachern and Geraldine Charette
  • Cyberbullying: Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints, by Lauri S. Friedman
  • Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn To Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly, by Nancy E. Willard
  • Don't Pick On Me: Help for Kids to Stand Up to & Deal With Bullies, by Susan Green
  • Empowering Bystanders in Bullying Prevention, by Stan Davis with Julia Davis
  • Frequently asked questions about cyberbullying, by Teri Breguet
  • Girl Wars: 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying, by Cheryl Dellasega
  • Handbook of Bullying in Schools: An International Perspective, by Shane R. Jimerson, Susan M. Swearer, and Dorothy L. Espelage
  • Home, and other big, fat lies, by Jill Wolfson
  • Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-downs, by Sandra McLeod Humphrey and Brian Strassburg
  • Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them, by James Garbarino
  • Mean Behind the Screen: What You Need to Know About Cyberbullying (What's the Issue?), by Toney Allman
  • The No Cussing Club, by McKay Hatch
  • The Mentor's Guide to Promoting Resiliency, by Horacio Sanchez
  • The Misfits, by James Howe
  • No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along, by Naomi Drew
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, by Rachel Simmons
  • Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy, by Rachel Simmons
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Teacher Guide, by Dan Olweus
  • Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Schoolwide Guide, by Dan Olweus
  • Peaceful School Bus Program, by James Dillon, M.S.
  • Please stop laughing at us: One survivor's extraordinary quest to prevent school bullying, by Jodee Blanco
  • Poison Ivy, by Amy Goldman Koss
  • Quit it! by Merle Froschl, Barbara Sprung and Nancy Mullin-Rindler
  • Say Something, by Peggy Moss
  • Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Practical Strategies for Reducing Bullying, by Stan Davis with Julia Davis
  • See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do About It, by James Garbarino
  • The Skin I'm In, by Sharon Flake
  • A Smart Kid's Guide to Online Bullying, by David J. Jakubiak
  • Teen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin? by Thomas A. Jacobs
  • Waging Peace, by Michael R. Carpenter, Ph.D.
  • The Wrecker, by David Skinner