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.


  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:

  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.