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October is Bullying Prevention Month

The National Bullying Prevention Center sponsors bully prevention month in October… with Unity Day on October 9th.  Bullying really constitutes the opposite of civility — bullying reduces participation in our civic spaces, targets individuals (often for intrinsic characteristics rather than behaviors) and diminishes the integrity of bystanders.  Bullying undermines community for all of us.  The Choose Civility Initiative hopes to amplify the voices, strategies and resources available to all of us to counter bullying with active efforts to create and sustain welcoming civic spaces.  To that end, please see our ongoing programs and check out some of the following resources!

New books and videos:

Bully [videorecording]

Bullied : what every parent, teacher, and kid needs to know about ending the cycle of fear / Carrie Goldman 

Sticks and stones : defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy / Emily Bazelon

Sexual harassment and bullying : a guide to keeping kids safe and holding schools accountable / Susan L. Strauss

 

Local Advocacy Organizations:

Department of Education Model Policies

Department of Education – List of Prevention Organizations and Resources

 

Web Resources:

ChildTrends : 5 Things to Know About Kids Who Bully

Teaching Tolerance : Bullying Basics

 

We also encourage you to use the Opposing Viewpoints Database – search bullying for all kinds of resources!

posted: , by Kim Simmons
tags: Adults
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