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Bullying: An Increased Risk for Children with a Disability

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Children who have a physical, sensory, or intellectual disability are at an increased risk of bullying due to stigma, negative traditional beliefs, and misunderstanding by other children. They face an increased risk of violence, teasing, and harassment.

The Described and Captioned Media Program is a partner with PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, and offers several described and captioned videos on the topic of bullying, freely available to DCMP members.*

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Woman speaks towards camera, looking off to 1 side. Caption. I don't think I was that shocked.
48 minutes 4 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman holding a clipboard surrounded by a group of teenage girls holding cheerleader pom poms. Caption. Remember, we have a home game tomorrow night.
10 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Teenage boy with a distressed expression leans on a table and looks up at a shadowy figure in a dark room. Caption. Cause problems, cause this.
24 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Profile view of a teenage girl looking down and writing on paper. Closeup profile of another teenage girl in foreground. Caption. Verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying.
Against Bullying
Episode 1
25 minutes 7 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person faces camera dressed as McGruff in a beige trench coat and costume dog head. Caption. That way we can all help take a bite out of crime.
16 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: K - 5
Teenage girl and boy sit on a bench outside with serious expressions on their faces. They appear to be sitting for an interview. Caption. For me, being bullied, it hurts, it changes you.
Bullied: You're Not Alone
Season 0 / Ep 4
22 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a teenage girl looking to the side with an irritated expression. Caption. After we moved in to that house.
Bullied: You're Not Alone
Season 0 / Ep 5
22 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Boy sits at a desk in a classroom with his right hand behind his head. Kids at desks in background look ahead or talk and laugh.
6 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
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Still image from: Toolbox Talks: Bullying
Toolbox Talks
Episode 14
2 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Storybook illustration of a woman with black hair holding up a brown-haired young boy by his t-shirt. Both look angry. Story text appears under the illustration.
11 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 2 - 5

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PACER National Bullying Prevention Center

One out of every seven students is either a bully or bullied. The PACER Center has many resources to use during National Bullying Prevention Month and year-round.

A boy holds a sign that says One in every three students will experience bullying this year.

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center

DCMP has dozens of accessible videos for parents, educators, and students:


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