October is Bullying Prevention Month and www.stopbullying.gov is challenging your students to create a “Stop Bullying Video.” This challenge invites youth ages 13-18 to create a 30 to 60 second video that will inform and motivate youth to prevent bullying, and that promotes an environment where kindness and respect for others matters. Learn more at http://stopbullying.challenge.gov/.
If your students participate in this challenge send us a copy of your video at email@example.com to be featured on our website and facebook page!
Resources for Districts:
- www.stopbullying.gov (managed by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services – excellent source of information and resources. Schools can send away for free resource kits).
- www.olweus.org or www.clemson.edu/olweus (good information for schools thinking of bullying prevention programs)
Great Prairie AEA has two certified Olweus Bullying Prevention trainers available to districts: Mike Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Teran Buettell, email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE
- October 10 is Unity Day sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Encourage your students to wear orange and send us pictures of your unity day at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp.
- Together let’s take a stand! Register for the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Des Moines. https://preventbullying.iowa.gov/