Over the last year, schools throughout the US have experienced an alarming increase in bullying and acts of hate. Each year, many teachers and students participate in bullying prevention activities during the month of October. Not In Our School presents these resources to help plan activities to stop bullying in your school.
Not In Our School Anti-Bullying Resources
Each day in October you can share a new short film about standing up to bullying and intolerance that can be found on this page. The Anti-Bullying Online Film Festival includes a range of films that showcase the incredible energy and enthusiasm of young people taking a stand against bullying, intolerance and all forms of hate. Some films are NIOT originals, while others are made by youth speaking out in creative ways. Watch and share! Please let us know how you are using these films and check for updates on The Not In Our School Facebook page.
Dealing with bullying is a delicate and complex procedure. The Not In Our School (NIOS) Parent Guide for Preventing and Addressing Bullying and Intolerance highlights what you—as a parent—should do when your child is a victim of bullying. Acting rashly or not acting at all will do nothing to help your child, and this guide gives concrete and specific ideas on the best way to approach a very sensitive situation.
Storytelling through film can often help us see things in a new way. Not In Our Town films help one community learn from others. If there are troubles in your town, or if you're trying to make sure you prevent hate crimes and make everyone feel safe, there are stories and models from other communities that may help people in your town work together to create your own response. Then, video and stories of your activities can enable others to learn from you.
Looking for advice on school climate, legal advice, cyber-bullying, or more? Use this list of comprehensive resources from our partner organizations and others.