Living NFTY: NFTY responds to actual, virtual and viral bullying, teasing and harassment.

Recently, increased numbers of teens have been affected by bullying, cyber-bullying, teasing and harassment online and in schools across North America. As part of NFTY’s ongoing Living NFTY initiative, to address issues most important to teens, we have assembled a collection of resources on bullying, including information about helplines, public service announcements, ways to get involved in eradicating bullying in your community, programmatic resources, and more. We have also included resources on the Jewish perspectives on Tochecha, or rebuke, our Jewish obligation to tell another individual when they have done something wrong, on Teshuva, repentance, when one behaves in a way that is hurtful to another, and Selicha, forgiveness, and our understanding that forgiveness for a sin against another human being does not come from God, but from the person we have hurt.

Learn more about bullying and how we counter it in the Jewish tradition

Visit the entire collection of Reform Jewish resources regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion

Report any sort of Bullying or Harassment that has occurred at an in-person or virtual event through NFTY’s Misconduct Reporting Form

NFTY will not sit idly by regarding all issues relating to bullying, teasing and harassment. We will continue to add resources for you to use in your TYGs, congregations, and beyond the walls of our Jewish community.

Learn More About the Bully Project

Implement Bullying Prevention Programs in Your Synagogue or School The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism presents programmatic resources that you can implement in your school or congregation.

The Stand Up Campaign A ready to use, in depth program that shows the harm of bullying and how to effectively stop it.

Touchstone Texts on Bullying, Teasing and Harassment

Behind Bullying An article from Reform Judaism magazine about why some adults act aggressively toward others—and what to do when you think it’s happening to you.

When Jack Pushed Jill Down the Hill Another article from Reform Judaism magazine about, "Helping kids — from tots to teens — handle bullying behavior."

Colorosso, Barbara “The Bully, the Bullied, the Bystander

Ditter, Bob “In the Trenches

Garrity, Carla “Bullyproofing Your School

Gotlib, Alan “B is for Bully

Sharp, Sonia “Talking Bullying in your school

Thompson, Michael “Best friends, Worst enemies

Zarbour, Kim “Battling the School Yard Bully"

Angels and Doves Angels and Doves is a nationwide anti-bullying non profit organization.

Anti-Bullying Network The Anti-Bullying Network was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 and gained a reputation for the high quality of the services it provided to school communities.

A Thin Line A THIN LINE (MTV’s digital abuse campaign)

Bully Beware Bully Beware offers Resources, Products and information for Educators, Families and Students.

Bully Free Living Receive the entire year of 'Bully-Free Living' daily tips.

Bullying Laws State and Federal bullying information.

Committee For Children Committee for Children is a nonprofit working globally to prevent bullying, violence, and child abuse

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

Glee Members Project Are you a Sue or a Shue? Take this quiz and find out if you're the kind of person who wants to make a positive difference in the world.

Kids Health A teen-health online resource center.

Love is Louder A portal site to various helplines and hotlines for a variety of teen crisis issues.

Keshet Keshet is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating a fully inclusive Jewish community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) Jews across the country.

Matthew's Place The Matthew Shepard Foundation runs Matthew's Place, an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth.

National Bullying Prevention Center The National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness and teach effective ways to respond to bullying.

Stomp out Bullying STOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying.

The Trevor Project The Trevor Project at 866 4U TREVOR. It's a 24-hour, national help line for gay and questioning teens.

Violence Prevention Works The world’s foremost bullying prevention program.