To help promote this year's annual Bullying
Awareness Week, please download
and share this audio Public Service
Announcement in .mp3 format.
Please ask your local radio stations to air it, play it with the school
school's PA system or e-mail it to others.
Please contact us and let us know with
whom you are intending to share this information, this way we will do
our best to ensure that there is no duplication or overlapping of messages.
Bully's Mark -This film
documentary that will air in October 2007 on Canada's Global Television
promises a disturbing look at a problem that all the anti-bullying programs
on the planet have been unable to solve. Why are some kids bullies?
Why are some kids targets? And why are so many of us silent bystanders?
If you're in junior high today or if you escaped 20 years ago, you'll
want to tune in as the bully's mark all grown up
goes back home to ask every target's question "Why me?"
Directed by Helen Slinger. Produced by Helen Slinger and Maureen Palmer
by Bountiful Films. The film will air at 10 p.m. Saturday Oct 27 on
Global Currents. Contact Suzannah Kelly via e-mail at email@example.com
for more information.
Bullying Awareness Week 2006 video PSA contest winner:
Stand By!" by student Emily Lowry
Bullying Awareness Week 2006 video PSA contest finalist:
Others" by student Jessica Adams
Bullying Awareness Week 2005 video PSA contest winner:
by students at Oscar Blackburn School
Create one small team (not a huge, combursome
committee) that is committed to coordinating your local plans
include the community as much as
possible; parents, social workers,
police officers, school trustees, local business people, local community
leaders such as the mayor and town/city council, local celebrities,
local media, etc.
If your BAW Team is located in a school,
ensure that the media understands that bullying happens in ALL schools,
the reason that your school or community group is supportng BAW is because
the school / community wants to see change for the better.
Who are your activities focused
on? (Who will the participants be?0
Arrange for food and drinks for
important activities. Contact a local business to see if they will
partner with you and sponsor this. (Make sure to give them credit
and thanks early and often!)
Arrange for local media coverage.
make sure to arrange for appropriate permission forms to be signed
by parents in case the children have their image on tv or in the
Create a support team that will
ensure that speakers, guests or activity leaders have everything
they need, such as a multimedia projector, projection screen, microphone,
speakers, flip charts, markers, sticky notes etc.
Who will speak to the media?
Who will communicate with your BAW
How will this be done? E-mail, paper
newsletters, phone calls, the Web etc.?
Do your homework!
(Get the facts) Go to www.bullying.org
("I Want to Learn") and learn as much a you can about bullying
Suggested Plans and Activities:
Organising the Days -An example outline
Getting off to a Great Start!
Preparing participants for the day.
This is the most important part. You need to capture the hearts of the
participants and open their minds to changing attitudes.
Make sure to make the objectives of
each day clear so that everyone is one the same page
You will need to provide a variety of
learning experiences. Remember that people have different learning styles;
some learn best by what they see, some best by what they hear and others
learn well when they can phyisically participate. Of course, most people
learn best when they have a variety of learning experiences. Presentations
are great, but try not to have participants sitting and listening for
long periods of time. Try and make sessions varied, interactive and
There should be a clear ending to the
day(s). This should be a celebration of what was learned that day. Participants
should end the day feeling that it has been a positive experience and
exicted about what they can do to address bullying in their school and
community in the future. They should also know that they are NOT ALONE
in dealing with bullying and that their school administration, staff
and community supports the effort to address bullying.
Ask participants to take a survey to
evaluate how the day went; what went well, what could have been better
Plenary or keynote:
This is a presentation done for a large group such as a school or community
These are sessions where participants can rotate through a variety of
Write prose, poetry (rap), music or drama (share these creative expressions
on the www.bullying.org
Web site. Share them in person at the end of the day(s) as a part of
the celebration of learning.
Students can create posters expressing how they feel about bullying.
These posters can then be posted throughout the school and the community.
Students can also draw on paper grocery or lunch bags These bags can
then be given out at local grocery stores, restaurants the school cafeteria
etc. Bookmarks could also be made and given out to the local library
and book stores to hand out with books borrowed or purchased.
Physical Education / dance / drama:
Students could write, plan, act, and record an anti-bullying Public
Service Announcement as an audio file or video (no longer than 60 seconds
please). These audio or video recordings could be uploaded to the www.bullying.org
Web site for millions around the world to hear or watch.
Visit the Web site www.bullying.org,
Use these ideas
as a way to use the
Web site as a free, safe educational teaching and learing resource.
Students could use a spreadsheet program to collate and graph the results
from the (anonymous) school
or community survey about bullying.
The Idea bank
-Share your ideas here!
I am a consultant with the Child Care
Resource and Referral program here in 100 Mile House. I was researching
bullying information and found your website. The information was great
and I was able to pass it on. Thanks
After reading that Bullying will
stop with 10 seconds when someone steps in I thought a simple
catchy phrases that could be taught to early years/elementary aged children
who may find themselves as a bystander is SEE (a child notices
bullying taking place) SAY (a child says something to bully) WALK
AWAY (a child walks away)
SEE, SAY , WALK AWAY.
I think this is doable for any child,
if the child is not comfortable to say something to the bully then they
could tell an adult and walk away. This would leave no audience for the
bully and take away their power.
I just wanted to pass this on. Thanks
for the good work.
Official Declarations of Support and
"IT'S A TEEN'S WORLD: wired
for sex, lies and power trips":
Teens Sound Alarm About the Influence of
Internet, Media, and Pop Culture
On their Sexual Behaviour and Attitudes
(TORONTO): Launching November 16, 2009
to coincide with National Bullying Awareness Week in Canada, the new and
enhanced DVD IT'S A TEEN'S WORLD: wired for sex, lies and power trips
is a unique and compelling project in which teenagers themselves sound
the alarm about the hyper-sexualized image of young women and young men
offered up as role models in the 21st century mainstream.