October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although creating a safe and supportive environment for kids, teaching positive interpersonal behaviors, and preventing bullying are important year-round, we thought it would be a good time to round up some great tips and other resources you can use in your youth programs!
Here are some tips from other coaches, teachers, and mentors on how to make it fun for everyone:
- Create a Gleeful Recess for Every Kid from our friends at Playworks http://www.playworks.org/blog/create-gleeful-recess-every-kid
- Creating a Culture of Inclusion from Teacher Tom http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/creating-culture-of-inclusion.html
- How to Foster Empathy for Disabled Kids from Ashoka’s Start Empathy initiative http://startempathy.org/blog/2013/06/how-foster-empathy-disabled-kids
- Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment, previously on the Coaches Forum http://crsfportal.org/forum/creating-safe-and-respectful-environment
Here are some resources you can use to help your kids be uncommon leaders who rise above bullying:
- Rachel’s Challenge Conflict Resolution Game Plan http://www.rachelschallenge.org/RC_Data/Master/images/GamePlan_Poster.jpg
- Food Allergy Bullying: It's Not a Joke PSA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0AfuBAsJKY
- Reaching Out, a PSA from the Foundation for a Better Life http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/66-Cafeteria#
- Healthy Choices, Healthy Children: Rise Above Bullying Edition http://crsfportal.org/forum/introducing-healthy-choices-healthy-children-rise-above-bullying-edition
What tips, articles, or resources you have found useful?
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