No Name-Calling Week

In one GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) study of school climate, elementary school students and teachers  reported remarks like “retard” and “that’s  so gay” being constantly used in their schools and classrooms. Research conducted by GLSEN  continues to highlight the prevalence of biased language, name-calling  and bullying in U.S. schools.

GLSEN’S No Name-Calling Week (Januray 21-25) is an annual week of educational activities that takes place in schools across the nation, seeking to resolve the problem of name-calling and bullying in schools  and provide students and teachers with the tools to create a more positive classroom.

To see an example of a class discussion where the students  encourage each other to stop using anti-gay banter, check out this NIOS Video, “What Do You Say to That’s So Gay?”

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