Looking for resources for National Bullying Prevention Month? How about resources for Digital Citizenship Week? Check out the resources below and let us know if you have additional links or lessons to add to the list and conversation.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER’s) National Bullying Prevention Center.
The goal of National Bullying Prevention Month is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness and bringing attention to the impact bullying can have on children of all ages.
PACER websites for kids and teens
KidsAgainstBullying.org – Educational website designed for elementary school students to learn about bullying prevention, engage in activities and be inspired to take action.
TeensAgainstBullying.org – Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
Disney ABC Television Group
To help raise awareness for National Bullying Prevention Month, during the month of October, the Disney ABC Television Group is encouraging kids, adults and families to #ChooseKindness. They are teaming up with DoSomething.org and STOMP Out Bullying, GLSEN and GLAAD to inspire social change and help put an end to bullying by asking kids, adults and families to spread positivity and choose kindness in their everyday actions.
Common Sense Media – Digital Citizenship Week – October 18-24, 2015
“Grown-ups dread it. Kids need it. It’s time to have The Talk.”- Common Sense Media is bringing awareness to the importance of being a good digital citizen by including resources on their website to encourage parents and educators to engage in conversations about navigating social media, online games, smartphones and the Internet with kids.
“As parents and educators, we want to raise kids to be safe, responsible, and ethical in the digital world. Giving kids a solid understanding of how we expect them to behave — both online and off — starts everyone off on the right foot.” – Common Sense Media
You don’t have to be an expert to have The Talk.
Common Sense Media – 5 basics to cover during The Talk
You’re on the front line of a subject nobody taught you to teach. But you don’t need to be an expert on social media, online games, and texting to have The Talk with your students.
Common Sense Media – 5 easy steps for having The Talk
Common Sense Media invites you to join other parents and educators on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #HaveTheTalk