Did you know that this week is No Name-Calling Week? I found out about this special week from Little Willow.
No Name-Calling Week was inspired by a book, THE MISFITS by James Howe. According to the No Name-Calling Week website, this project "seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities."
The website provides lesson plans for elementary school age and middle school age children, as well as tips for planning an outreach program in the schools. These are great materials to have handy throughout the school year to teach children about bullying.
If you're interested in some book suggestions for your teens, you've got to check out Little Willow's Tough Issues for Teens Booklist. It is simply impressive.
And if you want some solid non-fiction reads to help your elementary age to high school age child deal with cliques and bullying, you'll want to go here and here.