Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention

The Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention, developed by theSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with a wide range of behavioral health and media experts, provides recommendations for media coverage of bullying. The guidelines are designed to provide journalists, members of the entertainment industry, bloggers, and others with the up-to-date, accurate information needed to cover and depict bullying issues in a factual and sensitive way.

The Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention provide information including:

  • Key facts about bullying
  • Best practices in reporting about bullying
  • Tips for creating online content about bullying
  • Suggestions for providing accurate depictions of bullying in entertainment
  • Tips to find expert help and information about bullying