AFN brings you an encore presentation of the special broadcast event from last March on Saturday Octber 18th. In cooperation with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), AFN|family will be airing an entire afternoon of movies and specials designed to inform, educate and stimulate discussion on the important issue of bullying. Designed for parents and kids, the event is titled, “Stop Bullying.”
Bullying hurts. It can have a lasting and damaging impact on lives – sometimes more than we realize. AFN and DoDEA’s goal is to raise awareness of the simple, yet powerful actions that parents and kids can take to prevent bullying. We hope to inspire you to take action by speaking up when you see bullying and to grow a community committed to ending it.
Following is the schedule for this important television encore event. Also feel free to browse the very helpful online resources after the schedule from DoDEA and StopBullying.gov. Let us know what you think on AFN’s Facebook Page, or drop us a line at myAFN.net.Feel free to send tweets to @DoDEA #StopBullying with comments, observations and questions.
An important part of the Stop Bullying event is to encourage parents and students to share information and constructive comments via social media. Please use social media in a courteous way during the anti-Bullying encore presentation. You never know who will see or forward your message. Arguments, mean spirited discussions and hurtful comments will be deleted from Facebook.
DoD schools website – http://www.dodea.edu/stopbullying/
The bullying Awareness and Prevention Program web with resources for parents, students and administrators from the U.S. Department of Defense Educational activity (DoDEA).
Stop Bullying Now – http://www.stopbullying.gov
Great resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Get the information that you need to help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community.
Webisodes – Kids – http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/webisodes/
Watch these videos to learn how KB, Josh, Milton, and their friends deal with kids who bully. After watching each video, take a quiz to see how much you know about bullying.
What is Bullying – http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/
Find out what bullying is and what the different types are. You can also learn more about other topics related to bullying.
Prevent Bullying – http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. Find out what you can do.
Prevention at School – http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/at-school/
Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying.
Warning Signs – http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/warning-signs/
There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help.
For Educators – http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/educators/
Schools are a primary place where bullying can happen. Helping to establish a supportive and safe school climate where all students are accepted and knowing how to respond when bullying happens are key to making sure all students are able to learn and grow.
Special Site for kids – http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/
Find facts, webisodes, and quizzes about bullying for kids. Visit StopBullying.gov for more information.