“White-Out was that handy product used to wipe out mistakes, eliminate errors, and allow users of typewriters to begin anew. White-Out against Bullying is a movement, effort, and initiative to wipe out practices that demean, embarrass, belittle, or hurt others.” —Eleanor Matthews, The Echoes-Sentinel
Dear NIOS Friends and Supporters, Summer is here. To celebrate, Not In Our School has joined forces to fight bullying with Kitarah, Maverick, and Mateo, amazing artists from KutRoc Records for the Summer Youth Keep Your Head Up Campaign. Click here for your FREE download of the Keep Your Head Up package! And please enjoy this very special word from them:
Soledad High School in Soledad, CA is in its second year of implementing its Not In Our School campaign. We are happy to give the first NIOS club seniors “Not In Our School” sashes to proudly wear at their graduation ceremony. NIOS Director Becki Cohn-Vargas recently interviewed NIOS Club members Alex, Robert, Daisy and Ivan. In this interview, these students share how taking a leadership stance against bullying on their campus has helped them grow personally and what they have learned since starting a NIOS club. Becki: When you guys started the cyberbullying club, you gathered some data. What did you find out? Alex: What we found out was it seemed like people were more willing to allow bullying to happen, people just didn’t care. It’s funny, people often say that they will stand up to others, and they won’t let anyone encroach on their territory, but from what we saw through the surveys is that people just don’t care. They’ll let other people get shoved.