Bullying. Not Cool.

ACTIVITY IDEAS

“Stop Bullying Now!” Activity Guide - This guide has something for everyone to spread the word about bullying. Choose one or more activities and adapt it for your chapter today! Check it out here: http://www.bullyingresources.org/sbn/HHS_PSA/
PDFs/SBN_Activities_Guide.pdf

“Stop Bullying Now!” Sample Newsletter – This sample newsletter article offers information, definitions, and references. Include it in a mailing to parents, post on school website, or hang on bulletin boards.  http://www.stopbullying.gov/community/tip_sheets/sample_newsletter.pdf

“Day of Silence” Planning Manual - GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. The Day of Silence is the largest student-led action to protest the bullying and harassment of LGBT people and their allies. Participants take a daylong vow of silence and distribute or wear speaking cards with information about anti-LGBT bias and ways for students and others to “end the silence.” http://www.dayofsilence.org/downloads/2009_Manual_FINAL.pdf

i-SAFE Student Tool Kit – i-SAFE America challenges every student living in the cyber-generation to get involved and make a difference. This is your world. It’s up to you to speak out and raise awareness of the dangers you are facing online every day. The DRiVE Campaign urges you to take action and make the Internet a safer place.
http://xblock.isafe.org/docs/Student_Toolkit.pdf

Circle of Respect - The National Crime Prevention Council helps you prevent cyberbullying in your school and community with these helpful tips! http://www.ncpc.org/resources/files/pdf/bullying/cyberbullying.pdf

Mix It Up at Lunch Day - Mix It Up seeks to break down the barriers between students and improve intergroup relations so there are fewer misunderstandings that can lead to conflicts, bullying, and harassment. This year, Mix It Up at Lunch Day is Tuesday, November 9. Students identify the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. The day is a simple call to action, asking students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. Plan your Mix It Up Day today! http://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up

Teen Action Tool Kit - Building a Youth-Led Response to Teen Victimization - Founded in 1985, the National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for victims of crime. This tool kit is a hands-on implementation guide for the Teen Action Partnership for Teen Victims program. TAP for Teen Victims is a program that marshals the strengths of youth as leaders to transform their communities’ response to teenage victims of crime, while building the resilience of the youth participants at the same time. http://www.ncvc.org/tvp/AGP.Net/Components/DocumentViewer/
Download.aspxnz?DocumentID=43492

Love Is Respect Tool Kit - loveisrespect.org is a resource for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. They offer a wide variety of resources for people in abusive relationships, their friends, families, and loved ones. http://www.loveisrespect.org/resource-center/awareness-toolkit/#SlideFrame_

Love Is Not Abuse - Since 1991, Liz Claiborne Inc. has been working to end domestic violence and dating abuse. Through its Love Is Not Abuse program, the company provides information and tools to learn more about the issue and find out how to help end this epidemic. Check out their teen resources! http://www.loveisnotabuse.com/web/guest/home

Teens Against Bullying - Check out Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying website. When you sign Pacer’s online petition, you’ll receive a new bullying prevention activity each month by e-mail! http://www.pacerteensagainstbullying.org/

Cross-Pollinating Clubs & Teams - This activity provided by Teaching Tolerance asks students to consider ways they might “cross-pollinate” with other clubs and teams in order to make their school experience more fruitful.
http://www.tolerance.org/activity/upper-grades-mapping-activity

The Assertion Jar - This activity provided by Teaching Tolerance is best used in your classroom to practice refutation skills. http://www.tolerance.org/activity/assertion-jar

Cruel Schools - Discovery Education has a created a three-part lesson plan that would be a perfect fit for SADD leaders to deliver in their health classes. http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/cruelschools/

Project Change - Project Change, a youth/adult nonprofit organization, helps youth enhance their leadership skills and direct their energy, creativity, skills, and passions into planning, designing, and implementing community service projects and events. Project Change teen members, including SADD students, created the You Have The Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project Toolkit. Check out the Project Change Shop to purchase.  http://projectchange-md.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/yhtp-toolkit

MENTOR OPPORTUNITIES (older teens helping younger students)
It’s OK to Feel Different - This is a great activity to take to the elementary school. Younger students look up to you – show them bullying is not OK! http://www.tolerance.org/activity/it-s-okay-feel-different

Who We REALLY Are - This is another great mentoring opportunity. Hook up with an elementary school classroom to read aloud I Look Like a Girl by Sheila Hamanaka and have students make their own self portraits. http://www.tolerance.org/activity/who-we-really-are

Tool Kit for Elementary School Classrooms - Checkout this elementary school tool kit provided by the National Center for Bullying Prevention. http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/toolkits/ele-starting-the-discussion.asp

Bullying: True Stories – Words Can Work has introduced a new DVD on bullying in their award-winning “True Stories” series. The 20-minute DVD includes a discussion guide for classroom use, and there is an accompanying 28-page booklet for use as well. http://wordscanwork.com/products/product.html?prod=028

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