Bullying is a problem for kids. At some point, it is likely that you were bullied or have been a bully. The State of Delaware is doing something about it, in conjunction with Shout b cause, LLC …one t-shirt at a time!
I am interested in seeing how various states are taking up the fight against bullying. I want to hear from you about what is being done in your state. What creative ideas or programs does your state have? So I ask, "What is your state doing about bullying?" Here is an example of what is being done in one state, that might give you ideas for what your state could do. I hope that by hearing about many states' programs we can come up with an even larger list of ideas.
No Bully Delaware:
The State of Delaware has started at No Bully Schools Program and has passed new laws. In conjunction with Shout B Cause, using a friendly cartoon character named Jurdy and a series of "text message" slogans, Delaware is raising awareness about bringin an end to bullying.
At the younger school ages (elementary school), they have a program to sign kids up as "anti-bullying agents." Students get an agent ID card, stickers, poster and bookmark. All of them are branded with the anti-bullying message. Another message to students is to "be a hero" by preventing bullying as an agent. The idea is to make it fun and memorable and "cool" for the kids to be against bullying.
For the older students, Delaware is using t-shirts, wrist bands, posters, and bookmarks to raise awareness. These all have short message texting acronyms. For example, NBD is No Bully Delaware. BFF is Bullies Fizzle Fast, and nBFF is No Bully Friends Forever. These are then dsiplayed on the t-shirts and other materials, again allowing students to show off their support.
In addition, lesson plans have been developed that coincide with the items given to the students.
This is a very creative approach being taken by Delaware. What is your state doing?