Monday, January 22, 2007

"National No Name-Calling Week" aims to curb bullying

Schools across the country this week are participating in National No Name-Calling Week, a national campaign sponsored by GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and a coalition of other organizations to help prevent bullying and harassment in schools and communities, focused on students in grades 5-8. The project's website offers resources and creative ideas for adults and students to help stop bullying language based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, appearance, or other factors. Is your Boston Public School or classroom offering a special lesson or activity this week to help prevent hurtful name-calling? If so, please tell us about it by clicking on "Comments" below.

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