Sunday, January 15, 2012


No name calling is a weekly annual event created by Simon and Schuster and GLSEN. It was inspired by the book, The Misfits by James Howe. This year the event runs from Janaury 23-January 27.

(from the Simon and Schuster website)

No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a young adult novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe in which a group of students organize a "No Name-Calling Day" at school. Motivated by this simple, yet powerful idea, the No Name-Calling Week Coalition, created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, and consisting of over 40 national partner organizations, organized an actual No Name-Calling Week in schools for the first time in 2004. The event is now held annually in schools nationwide.

So please go over to Simon and Schusters website or GLSENs website and see what you can do and learn more about No Name-Calling Week. Please spread the word! If everyone works together I believe that we can make a huge difference in bullying.

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