Why bullying prevention?
BB Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the U.S. Secret Service;
BB Every day over 160,000 students stay home from school because they are afraid of being bullied;
BB 75% of adolescents report having been bullied at some time during their school years.


Research has found that there are strong links between social skills and academic achievement, and that schools will be most successful in facilitating academic achievement when they integrate strategies to promote students' social, emotional, and academic learning.

The Promoting Positive Peer Relationships (P3R) bullying prevention initiative has been developed with this concept in mind. Three of America’s leading specialists on bullying and school violence – Professor Dorothy Espelage (UIUC), Associate Professor Susan Swearer (UNL) and Professor Shane Jimerson (UCSB) – collaborated in developing P3R and have jointly written the accompanying text and curriculum materials.

Designed for school and after-school programs, P3R is composed of four resources, each built around professional films produced in collaboration with students. There are two curriculum resources – Classroom Resource, Make-You-Own-Film Resource – plus two adult education resources – Professional Development Resource, Community Education Resource.  For more information see Resources & Training.

Each resource is designed to be used either individually, or bundled as a more extensive P3R program. These programs include an Implementation Guide. The resources can also be used to complement other bullying prevention programs.

Students working with the Make-Your-Own-Film Resource can also submit their films to the national 21st Century Skills Bullying Prevention Film Competition.

P3R has the support of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), along with a broad base of leading educators from across the country.

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