Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This week I developed a cyber Anti-Bullying event for my School. PACER.org supplied a format for th event that I used as a spring board towards a similar event.
The Anti-Bully event designed toward middle school students and their families would be held in the library of the school.
Pre-event- There will be a sign-in table where guests will receive a gift bag consisting of an anti-bully bookmark from PACER.org, an internet safety booklet and the books The Chocolate War and Chester the Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully. MCGruff’s Anti-Bully video will be looped on the large smart board screen.
The Main Event- Following an introduction and short speech about the school’s commitment to anti-cyber bullying the main event would be a 30-45 minute play about bullying performed by a guest troop of actors.
Activities after the event – would include computers set up with the PACER.org sites http://www.PACERKidsAgainstBullying.org and http://www.PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org
for people to play and learn about the effects of bullying.  There will also be a table where people can make acrostic poems against bullying. A drawn heart decorating contest, symbolizing love rather than hate. Middle school students would sign contracts pledging not to cyber-bully and to alert adults when they witness bullying, whether in person or online.