Whether you’ve been bullied, seen it happen or been the
bully yourself, No Name-Calling Week is an annual opportunity for students just
like you to express your feelings about the national bullying epidemic.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is
currently working with more than 50 sponsors to bring anti-bullying education
to thousands of elementary, middle and high schools across the U.S. The week,
spanning Monday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Jan. 28, offers communities the tools
they need to begin a discussion about ending bullying. GLSEN wants you to drop
the sticks and stones, and leave hurtful habits at the door.
Barnes & Noble is the most recent partner to come on
board. You can watch interviews with stars like Hilary Duff and authors like
Laurie Halse Anderson on their website.
They’ve also put together a few popular reads that focus on bullying. Head to
your local library and check out…
by James Howe
A group of seventh-grade misfits have been picked on their
whole lives. What happens when they decide they’re not going to take it
What started as a note to a bestie turns into a firestorm
before picked-on Linda, called “Blubber,” can even return to her seat. Where
will the “fun” end?
by S.E. Hinton
Tough-on-the-outside Ponyboy Curtis narrates this YA classic
about two rival gangs and their constant battles.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda enters high school friendless and depressed after
something terrible happened over the summer. Will the school bully stifle her
Got a great idea or an experience you want to share? Enter
GLSEN’s 2011 Creative Expression Contest. Get more information at
Tell us, girls: Is your school participating in No
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 1/24/2011 9:00:00 AM
POSTED IN bullying 101, dealing with gossip, In the News