StandUp Bullying Prevention Program

The purpose of the StandUp Bullying Prevention Program is to test a newly-developed computer-administered bullying prevention program for high school students; to describe differences among students with a physical disability, learning disability, or psychiatric diagnosis, and students without these designations; and to examine changes in bullying frequency and stage of change for the two groups.

The intervention, ‘StandUp: A Program to Prevent Bullying’, is based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, which understands behavior change as progress through a series of stages: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance. The results thus far indicate that students with a physical disability, learning disability, or psychiatric disorder experienced and perpetrated more incidents of cyberbullying than other students.

Principal Investigator: Jane Timmons-Mitchell, PhD

Additional Resources Relating to the StandUp Bullying Prevention Program provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. coordinates closely with the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Steering Committee, an inter-agency effort led by the Department of Education that works to coordinate policy, research, and communications on bullying topics. The Federal Partners include representatives from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.