No Name Calling Week
January 21-25, 2013
No Name-Calling Week (NNCW) is an annual anti-bullying, violence prevention observance that schools can use to help in their positive school culture efforts. During NNCW, educators and students across the nation will take part in the effort to end name-calling and bullying in school. NNCW information, planning tips, lesson plans and promotional materials are available now online at NoNameCallingWeek.org and many of the resources are free and download-able!
Although historically used in elementary and middle schools, this year NNCW has a new high school component. The high school resources were developed in partnership with Stories of Us, a film-based anti-bullying program, which include a high school lesson plan, a GLSEN addendum to the existing Stories of Us Make-Your-Own-Film curriculum and a new 9-12 grade category to the Creative Expression Contest, which focus on anti-LGBT name-calling and bullying in school.
The new lesson plan, Lights, Camera, Action: Using Film to End Anti-LGBT Name-Calling, Bullying and Harassment, engages high school students in exploring name-calling, bullying and harassment due to perceived or actual sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. Along with the new lesson, we added a new category to the Creative Expression Contest for video submissions from high school students focused on anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (anti-LGBT) name-calling, bullying and harassment.