This week, the media is filled with videos and articles about Bullying Awareness Week. The theme this year is “Stand Up! (to bullying)”. Before we mention 2Learn.ca's collection of resources, we’d like to share a powerful video that came out this week. Molly Burke is a motivational speaker; she worked with CBC to create this video letter to her bullies.
Kids Help Phone defines bullying as “when someone uses their power to hurt, frighten, exclude, or insult someone. It is always done on purpose and is usually repeated.”
In planning for conversations about treating others fairly and respectfully in your classroom, you can use 2Learn.ca’s curated collection of resources as a place to start. You will find links to bullying prevention organizations, teaching resources and student interactives. We have included resources from a wide range of government, education and non-profit organizations.
To find resources and interactives specifically about cyberbullying, visit the links directly below the cover image in the Special Edition. These links will lead you to student interactives about Cyberbullying in the Net Smart sections of our student sites. There are also links to resources specifically for teachers and parents.
Take a chance to look at these resources during Bullying Awareness Week. You may not need them today, but you’ll know where to find them if you do. If you have a favourite bullying prevention resource, let us know and we'll add it.