“kNOw bullying!” Program: A project of the Museum of disABILITY History
The “kNOw bullying!” program, a project of the Museum of disABILITY History, will be premiering in school districts across WNY as of January 2013 for fourth grade students. The cost of the program will be a minimal $1.00/student.
The “kNOw bullying!” program sponsored by the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc. will be provided as a supplement to established anti-bullying programs and will help to reinforce the message that students should become “Stand-byers” rather than bystanders in the efforts to reduce bullying incidents in their schools. The program will utilize educational puppetry to provide students with a visual scenario. The puppeteers will also facilitate a discussion with the students regarding the definition of bullying, types of bullying, tools and resources for students to use if they become a victim or witness, and how to become a “Stand-byer.” Information packets will be distributed to teachers as a resource of additional information and assist teachers in reinforcing the message of the “kNOw bullying!” program in their classrooms. Students will also be provided with handouts and resources will be sent home to parents as well.
The anti-bullying initiative must be a collaborative effort between teachers, students, administrators, parents, and members of the community. In order to decrease incidents of bullying both inside and out of school, people need to KNOW and understand what bullying is and what they can do as individuals to participate in changing their own attitudes and engage in the battle against this societal dilemma. For more information about this program contact Brie Kishel, education coordinator, at 716.629.3623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.