January 21-25 marks National No-Name Calling Week. This is an opportunity for young people and their adult allies to stand up against bullying.


No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled The Misfits, by popular author, James Howe. The novel is the story of four friends who run for student council on a “No Name-Calling” platform.


Educators can join the NNCW Listserv and download a variety of free materials from nonamecallingweek.org including lesson plans, best practices for addressing bullying and a NNCW implementation toolkit.


Parents can learn more about bullying and what to do if your child is being bullied or you suspect that your child is bullying other children at nonamecallingweek.org/resources.


No single factor contributes to bullying behavior, however there are many factors which allow the behavior to develop as a norm. As a community it is important that we work to stop bullying behavior at all levels. As adults we develop the norms in our community that our young people follow.



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Thank you in advance for forwarding this monthly message on to all of your networks.


Community Coalition for Healthy Youth

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Ithaca NY 14850


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