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Resources for Your School or Community - Episode 19

Resources for Your School or Community - Episode 19

Bullying isn’t just a one-time conversation; it’s important to keep these discussions going all year long. For this week’s episode of PACERTalks About Bullying, we’re sharing bullying prevention resources that you can use in your school or community this semester. We’ll see you right back here next week when we launch our newest feature, Ask Us!

  • Author: NBPC
  • Duration: 5:57 minutes
  • Date Posted: 1/23/2019

Series: PACERTalks About Bullying - Season 2

We are thrilled to return for another season with more videos featuring interviews, stories, and informational content. New this season will be the feature “Ask Us” in which we will respond to questions from students around the world.


>> Hey there. Welcome back to PACERTalks about Bullying. I'm Bailey. We're so glad you're here.

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January is a great time to start or continue the conversation about bullying prevention, especially as students return for the spring semester. I this week's episode we want to share some of the resources that we have available for you to use in your school or community around this important conversation. We have some of the resources right here with us so let's get into the episode.

Now the first resource I want to talk about isn't actually here, because it's our websites. We have websites just for students, the first being PACERs Kids Against Bullying website, which is for elementary school students. And the second being PACERs Teens Against Bullying website, which is for middle and high school students. These are great websites to share with your students as it includes information on what bullying is, what you can do if you're being bullied, what you can do if you're demonstrating bullying behavior and ideas on how students can take action in their schools or communities. One really cool feature on these websites is an advice column.

On the kid's website is called "Ask Carmen" and on the teen's website it's called "Ask Jamie". Kids and teens from all over the world can write in with their questions about bullying and get a response from Carmen or Jamie. Another really cool thing about this feature is that we actually share some of the questions and responses on our website so that kids, teens, and adults can read through and hear some of the helpful ideas and advice.

The next resource is our book club. So we have a book club with books for K through 12th grade students with messages of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. You could read these books as a class, in your community library, or even at home with your child. I wanted to share one of the books that we have. So this is called "Great Things to Be." It's for elementary school students and the message of the books is about choosing kindness over bullying and confidence over self-doubt. Many of the books on our book club, including "Great Things to Be", have a discussion guide. So after reading with your class or community or child, you can have a really meaningful discussion about the themes with the book.

The next resource also isn't here, it's another one from our website, which is called "All In!" So what "All In!" is, is a year-long classroom toolkit and the whole idea behind it is that all students should feel involved, invested, and included in addressing and preventing bullying. Here's how it works. "All In!" has weekly lesson plans from September all the way to April. Every month has it's own theme including "Bullying 101", "The Realities of Bullying", "Cyberbullying" and "Pure Advocacy". Then within each month there's PowerPoint's, classroom activity, ideas for school-wide activation, books, videos and so much more. "All In!" is free to register for and use and it's a really great tool that you can use to have the conversation all year round about bullying prevention.

The next resource we do have here, which is called "The Create a World Without Bullying" event kit. What this is, is it's an event kit that you can use to hold an event in your school or community around bullying prevention. It has everything that you need it one box including decals, posters, pencils, brochure, and so much more. I did want to highlight one of the items, which are these intentional acts of kindness, acceptance and inclusion cards. So what's so great about these is it gives your even attendees a call to action to walk away with. Some of them include -- learn to say hi in a new language, this can even be sign language, reach out to someone being bullied, let them know that they're not alone, or find a news article about kindness, acceptance and inclusion and share it in class or on social media.

Now if you're looking for more of a stand-alone activity, we do have these really great posters from the event kit available on their own. So it's a series of five posters and we're selling them for $10. What's so great about these posters is you can hang them up in your school, community or business and have them throughout the entire year. So they're 24 by 36. This is just the smaller version that we shrunk for the video. And they're just a really great way to promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. And I love this one because it says, "In a work you can be anything be blank" and then your attendees or people at your school or community or business can fill it in. Now the event kit itself sells for $50 for 50 participants. And the posters are $10 for a series of five.

The last resource that I wanted to talk about actually has to do with this video series. We recently started a new feature called "Ask Us" where we answer questions from students all about bullying prevention. If you're a student in your class or your child wants to be involved in this new feature, all you have to do is send us their question either written or in a video forum to [email protected]. We're actually launching the first video of this feature next week so you won't want to miss it.

And that's all that we have for this week's episode of PACERTalks about Bullying. We'll see you right back here next week and remember together we can create a world without bullying. See ya.

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