January 24-28 is No Name Calling Week .
Bullying. Name Calling. Harassment.
Small words. Chilling results.
The bully of today isn’t the kid in the playground who pushes you over, or grabs you for your lunch money, makes fun of you. It’s not Biff Tannen from Back To The Future who appeared laughable, but still scary.
Today bullying is different.
Spreads faster, further.
And lingers longer.
The School Library Journal has an excellent article with lots and lots of books for all ages dealing with bullying (here). Written better than I can so go check it out.
If you know someone who is unhappy, who might be bullied or harassed send them the link.
Who knows, you might just save their life.