Showing posts with label bullying. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bullying. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Musical Infographic About Bullying - And How to Create One Like It

Last month I shared a new tool called EWC Presenter. EWC Presenter is a free tool that makes it easy to create slideshows, banner graphics, and interactive infographics. Infographics created on EWC Presenter can have background music added to them. This is similar to  what Glogster used to offer for free. I was tipped off to this option through this infographic about bullying that is embedded below. It's a nice example of what your students could do with EWC Presenter. The shortcoming of this infographic is that it doesn't include links to the sources of the statistics presented in it.


The video below offers directions for using EWC Presenter.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

We Are the Solution - An Anti-bullying Pledge

We Are the Solution is an anti-bullying campaign and pledge started by students at Edward Town Middle School in Sanborn, NY. I was contacted this week by John Mikulski with a request to help get the word out about this important anti-bullying message. I am more than happy to share We Are the Solution with all of you. After watching the campaign video embedded below, I encourage you to share it with your students and have them digitally sign the pledge too.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stop Bullying Now - A Resource for Kids and Adults

Stop Bullying Now is a website for kids and adults developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The full collection of bullying education resources is quite substantial so I'll highlight some of the key features here and let you explore the rest.

Stop Bullying Now features twelve animated webisodes designed to teach students how to recognize bullying and how to respond if they're bullied or if they see someone else being bullied. Stop Bullying Now also features games and quizzes to help students learn to recognize the signs of bullying.

Stop Bullying Now has a large selection of resources for parents and educators. For educators one of the most useful resources is a selection of discussion guides designed to be used after students watch one or more animated webisode. Stop Bullying Now also offers a couple of webcasts (videos) intended to help adults learn more about bullying prevention.

Thanks to Michael Wacker for sharing this great resource on Twitter.

Applications for Education
Stop Bullying Now could be a great resource for elementary school students and possibly middle school students. Stop Bullying Now covers electronic (online and text) bullying as well as in person bullying. In addition to being a good resource for teachers, Stop Bullying Now is a good resource to recommend to parents to use with their children at home.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
A Thin Line - Digital Safety Education for Teens
Safe Computing Tools for Kids - Windows Based
Learn Internet Safety with Garfield

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Teens Discussing Teen on Teen Violence

Today's episode of CNN Student News included an interesting segment about teen on teen violence that my Civics students passionately discussed. The segment focused on Eric Holder and Arne Duncan's trip to Chicago to talk with officials about teen violence. CNN Student News asked students to weigh-in with their comments on the topic. Since my students didn't have computer access today, we instead had an engaging classroom discussion in which my students talked about the causes of teen violence as well as prevention measures. A good resource on the topic that I didn't recall until after class is DoSomething.org's Violence and Bullying prevention resources.