Monday, January 24, 2011

No name-calling for one week! Are you in?

Everyone longs to eliminate bullying in their communities, so the No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, and consisting of over 40 national partner organizations, organized an actual No Name-Calling Week in schools for the first time in 2004. The event is now held annually in schools nationwide and is taking place this week (Jan. 24-28).

No Name-Calling is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.

The MisfitsNo Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe, in which a group of students organize a "No Name-Calling Day" at school.


Click here to visit GLSEN's No Name-Calling Week website to plan an event, enter the Creative Expression Contest, and download free materials.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for calling our attention to this, Lori. I've recommended some great children's books I've used to diminish the bullying culture: http://booksofwonder.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/the-bullies-the-victims-and-the-silent-bystanders/

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  2. Wow, Janice. What a wonderful post. Thanks so much for sharing. I've had a lot of people ask me about books that deal with bullying. You have some good ones on there.

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