STOP Bullying:  October is National Bully Awareness Month

Listen to HSTA Anti-Bullying Public Service Announcement
Teacher and President of the Hawaii State Teachers Association Wil Okabe says bullying has no place in our schools.
HI_Bully30.mp3

HSTA Anti-Bullying Poster

HSTA YOUTH, HUMAN, AND CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Anti-Bullying Contest

http://www.hsta.org/page/anti-bullying-contest-winner

Hawaii Department of Education Anti-Bullying Work
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/SafeSchools/AntiBullyingWork/Pages/home.aspx


HOW YOU CAN HELP STOP BULLYING:

STEP 1:  Take the Pledge: Stand Up For Bullied Students

Bully Free: It Starts With Me

One caring adult can make all the difference. NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me campaign asks you to fill out this pledge form so that you can be that one caring adult.
I agree to be identified as a caring adult who pledges to help bullied students. I will listen carefully to all students who seek my help and act on their behalf to put an immediate stop to the bullying. I will work with other caring adults to create a safe learning environment for all the students in my school.  TAKE THE PLEDGE HERE>>>

STEP 2:  Learn to STOP Bullies HERE>>>

READ:  Straight from the bullied’s mouth: An EdVoices essay by Shaun Johnson

STEP 3:  Tip Sheets & Stories
Make a Difference in a Child’s Life

More RESOURCES from the HSTA Youth, Human, and Civil Rights Committee

Resources
http://www.njbullying.org/resources.htm
Parents, Educators/Admin, guidance document for schools concerning bullying prevention for students with disabilities

http://www.stopbullying.gov
Kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, website, includes webisodes for kids, resources for cyber bullying, LGBT, what can you do

http://www.itgetsbetter.org
Youth, LGBT support site, view & post video of personal stories/experiences to inspire hope for young people facing harassment

http://www.nea.org/home/43496.htm
Educators, NEA Magazine article – can you be personally sued if you witness instances of bullying & harassment & fail to act?

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/restrict.asp?path=archive/23_03/bull233.shtml
Educators/Admin, website, 10 ways to move beyond bully prevention at your school

http://www.nobully.com
Admin, educators, parents, ,counselors, survivors, website featuring resources, workshops, trainings

A great Web site for high quality information on bullying is the U.S. governmental website Stop Bullying http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html in particular their Tip Sheets and Guides section http://www.stopbullying.gov/community/tip_sheets/index.html

Link to some of the lesson plans used with schools to promote anti-bully awareness and prevention.

K-12 Curricula and Lesson Plans http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2461.html?state=tools&type=educator

No Name-Calling Week Lesson Plans

No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds. Lesson plans produced for No Name-Calling Week are available and appropriate for use throughout the school year.

Elementary Lesson Plans – Grades K-4

Five lesson plans, developed with the National Association of Elementary School Principals. http://www.nonamecallingweek.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/resources/record/109.html

NEA Provides Educators with Guidance on Preventing Workplace Bullying
http://neatoday.org/2013/06/18/nea-provides-educators-with-guidance-on-preventing-workplace-bullying/

Bullying of Teachers Pervasive in Many Schools
http://neatoday.org/2012/05/16/bullying-of-teachers-pervasive-in-many-schools/