October Bullying Prevention Month is almost over. But there is still time to take action!
All month long, we have discussed bullying and showcased creative ways to address it.
During Week 1, we premiered the video “Break Bullying: Not in the Breakroom, Not on the Playground.” This video addressed the urgency and seriousness of bullying, and was featured on the CNN Schools of Thought website and viewed over 50,000 times!
For Week 2, we showed that anyone can speak up and stand up to bullying. We shared innovative and creative ways to be upstanders, people who speak up and stand up to bullying and intolerance.
And for Week 3, we made efforts to put an end to cyberbullying. We shared our film, “Students Take On Cyberbullying.” We also shared how students from the film joined a cyberbullying panel discussion on a MTV-sponsored “Digital Citizenship Day.”
For Week 4, Not In Our School decided to call on educators, students, and community members to be a part of the NIOS Put Yourself on the Map Contest!
What is the NIOS Map?
The NIOS map highlights where groups are taking action to say “Not In Our School” as a response to bullying. The map allows schools and community organizations to share innovative ways that they are standing up for acceptance and inclusion. The map is an important tool to inspire others from all over the country to take action. NIOS wants to reach even more young people and fill the map with groups from every state in the country.
Who can participate?
Put Yourself on the Map is open to K-12 educators, students and community organizations. Student applicants need a signature from an educator.
The contest runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 13, 2012.
How can I participate?
The Put Yourself on the Map Contest consists of three levels of participation:
Participants are eligible for prizes that will be selected in the following ways:
- All participants will have their names entered into a raffle that will be held on Dec. 13.
- Raffle prizes will be electronic gift cards valued at $50 - $100
- All participants who complete Levels 2 & 3 will also receive a large weather-proof banner inscribed with their school or group name and the NIOS logo upon completion of the NIOS campaign.