In honor of National No Name-Calling Week, which runs from January 24th - 28th this year, I'd like to point out some of the resources available to help teach and prevent bullying.
Many picture books and stories address the topic of bullying. Alley Oops, by Janice Levy, explores the painful effects of name-calling from the bully's perspective -- and shows how some problems can be resolved.
For older children and teens, there are books such as Bullying and Me, Schoolyard Stories. In this book, kids and adults from diverse backgrounds tell about their experiences being taunted and bullied.
There are many, many more resources available, for both kids and adults -- see the Personal Violence Booklist for more books, websites, and other materials.