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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month, founded in 2006, was initially just a week-long campaign. In 2010, it was expanded to the entire month of October. Find resources to use in your lessons to discourage bullying and encourage understanding. 

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst's Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Resources

Whether you’re planning an activity for Bullying Prevention Month or looking for resources on an as-needed basis, you’ll find useful ideas and strategies in this collection to help students and adults work together to erase bullying from the classroom.

Grades K-12

CurriConnects Book List - Books for Tough Situations

Peruse this curated list of books for every reading level related to difficult situations, including dealing with bullies. Read these books to your class or share the list with students.

Grades K-12

Be Safe Sprigeo - looking out for you!

Share this cool, simple-to-use tool that allows you to report bullying at your school with your students. Students, teachers, and parents can click to report a bully and turn in a report so school administration can look into the incident.

Grades 2-6

Pacer Kids Against Bullying

Learn about the signs and repercussions of bullying through games or videos. Your students may also want to enter the continuously-running essay contest at any time of year. Use this resource to find topics for class meetings.

Grades 2-8

Stop Bullying

Your one-stop place for bullying resources, whether it’s cyberbullying or face-to-face, this site is loaded with examples, advice, videos, and more. Click the tabs on the top menu to choose from various topics such as prevention and resources.

Grades K-12

Learning for Justice

Discover lesson plans, current topics related to bullying and prejudice, an online version of “Learning for Justice” magazine, an order form for free curriculum materials, and links to other resources for teachers, parents, teens, and kids.

Grades K-12

No Name-Calling Week

This site brings attention to No Name-Calling Week: an annual week of realistic educational activities designed to end all types of name-calling. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the young adult novel, The Misfits. Share this book with your students.

Grades 6-12

A Thin Line

A Thin Line provides advice to teens so they can recognize unsafe online behaviors and cyberbullying. This website, produced by MTV, provides young adults with fact sheets, videos, and discussions on several online safety issues.

Grades K-12

Inspire My Kids

Find inspiring, age-appropriate, real-life stories, videos, and projects to share with children and teens. These stories offer great examples of values like courage, determination, honesty, humility, kindness, responsibility, and tolerance.

Grades 4-12

Social Media Test Drive

View this series that offers practice for digital citizenship skills through a social media simulation. Each module includes tutorials, guided activities, free play, and opportunities for reflection. Topics include cyberbullying, online privacy, and more.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Join us this week for a professional learning workshop on Tuesday and come tweet with us on Thursday during our bi-monthly Twitter chat! We are also sharing a unique global collaboration opportunity, a related blog post, and our weekly poll. 

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Tuesday, 10/19, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: Tech Integration Made Easy with Wakelet

Learn how to use Wakelet in a variety of ways in your classroom: tell stories, create collections with instructional activities, have students create digital portfolios or collect other digital evidence, or use Wakelet to engage your students.

Plan for the use of Wakelet in instruction »

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Thursday, 10/21, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: Level Up Learning with Gamification

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, we will define gamification and explore gamification strategies and resources. Collaborate with our tech coaches about gamification tools, tips, and more.

Share gamification integration ideas »

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Make global connections

Across the World Once a Week

Take connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from students around the world. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Read about XW1W and join the journey »

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Infusing Technology Blog

National Bullying Prevention Month

Read the suggestions for tools and information on defining bullying, looking for warning signs, and understanding at-risk groups. Don’t miss the tech tools (and classroom use suggestions) shared to help you discuss and prevent bullying behaviors.

Skim this blog post for some new ideas for your lessons »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "Does your school discipline students for cyberbullying that takes place outside of school hours?" Share your choice and view the replies of other educators once you click submit.

What is your school policy for cyberbullying? »

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