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January 30, 2013
No Name-Calling Week
Help End Verbal Bullying in Schools
Each year, during the fourth week of January, schools across the country participate in No Name-Calling Week through educational activities aimed at ending name-calling and verbal bullying.
The project seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities.
Lesson plans for all grade levels, planning and promotional materials, information on the National No Name Calling Week Creative Expression Contest for students, and other free resources are available on the No Name-Calling week website.
Educators can also download a fact sheet, "10 Simple Ways to Celebrate No Name Calling Week in Your School," with additional ideas and information. NEA Today also published a piece on No Name-Calling Week: No Name-Calling Week Spotlights How Words Can Hurt.
No Name-Calling Week Pledge
Students can help to end name calling in their school by taking the No Name Calling Week (NNCW) pledge and encouraging other students to do the same. Students who take the pledge commit to:
- Not bully other students or call them hurtful names.
- Intervene, if they safely can, in situations where students are being called names.
- Support efforts to end bullying and name calling.
Join the conversation
Share your thoughts and ideas on No Name Calling Week’s Facebook page.
Find more resources at www.nonamecallingweek.org.