Lancaster, CA continues Not In Our School campaign into its 3rd year! The city of Lancaster, CA, where a segment of our PBS documentary Not In Our Town: Class Actions was filmed, is in their third year of a community-wide NIOS Campaign! Students, teachers, and board members all participated in the Nov. 13 city council meeting to sign a proclamation against bullying in schools, according to the Antelope Valley Times. They signed banners renewing their pledge against bullying and promised to be upstanders whenever they see bullying occur. We are excited to watch the campaign’s continued success Lancaster!
Not In Our School "Put Yourself On The Map" Contest! Enter below to win the raffle. Receive a Weatherproof NIOS Anti-bullying Banner with your school name on it!You are just steps away from affecting change in your school and community, and receiving an Amazon Gift Card! We’ve made the process simpler. It takes just 2 minutes to enter! Not In Our School (NIOS) is calling on educators, students, and community members to enter the NIOS Put Yourself on the Map Contest! The NIOS Map highlights where groups are taking action to say “Not In Our School” as a response to bullying. NIOS wants to reach even more young people and fill the map with groups from every state in the country! Eligibility Put Yourself on the Map is open to K-12 educators, students and community organizers working to create welcoming communities, prevent bullying and end discrimination. How Can I Enter? There are three ways you can enter the Put Yourself on the Map Contest! All you have to do is fill out a short form and your name will be entered into the raffle.
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.”