Facts about bullying - Under 13 - Take a stand together Sometimes you might have a fight or argument with someone. If it only happens once, that's not really bullying even though it can be upsetting. Bullying is when someone: keeps picking on you again and again and tries to make you feel bad says or does lots of mean things that upset you makes fun of you a lot tries to stop you from joining in or make others not like you keeps hurting you such as hitting or punching you. Bullying can also happen through a mobile phone or on the internet. Bullying is not fair. You have a right to feel safe. If you don't feel safe, get help right now from your mum, dad, teacher, or an adult who will listen to you! Why does it happen? It's never OK to be mean. When people bully, it might be because: they think it's cool they get angry about something and they take it out on someone else they don't know how to get along with others they think it's funny to hurt people they think other people will laugh too. Regardless of the reason, there's no excuse for bullying.
bookweek-for-beginners - home Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014 Theme: Inspiring Change International Women's Day 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Some groups select their own International Women's Day theme, specific to their local context. The United Nations declares an annual theme: What's your International Women's Day 2014 theme? Please let us know your 2014 International Women's Day theme by clicking here.
Bursting the Bubble - info for teenagers about abuse, domestic violence, family violence Library Book Display Ideas Library users are often overwhelmed trying to choose from the huge selection of books filling the shelves. Libraries that feature books in displays help overcome that problem. The potential reader has a manageable selection to browse through. I spent fifteen years of my library career in Baltimore County Public Library. There was a heavy emphasis on merchandising the collection. Merchandising and displaying the library's collection is not a frill. (photo taken by Virginia Allain at Longmeadow Library) Bright Idea by Maria_K_Bell Libraries need to keep their book displays fresh to capture the attention of library patrons. Fresh book displays each month lure library patrons into reading topics and authors that they might otherwise overlook. The holidays give a natural batch of topics for displays, but keep in mind other holidays besides Christmas. Show off your successful library displays here. LIBRARY by SchoolAids Check out the display ideas for Banned Books Week.
Anti-bullying legislation Anti-bullying legislation is legislation enacted nationally or by a sub-national jurisdiction to help reduce and end bullying against students. Canada The provincial government of Quebec initiated legislation providing for anti-bullying laws, with the Quebec law having come into effect in 2004. Federal politicians also debated the groundwork for a national anti-bullying strategy the same year. Philippines The Republic Act 10627 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III on September 6, 2013. The law requires all elementary and secondary schools in the country to adopt an anti-bullying policy. United States History North Dakota's legislature passed and Gov. The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Controversy The National School Safety and Security Services questions the motive behind some anti-bullying legislation. LGBTQ bullying Cyberbullying
Library Displays | Awesome Ideas to Boost Book Appeal Comic Con Program Series at the Main Library Whether you’re into anime or zombies, Superman or Star Wars, comic book fans won’t want to miss the Main Library’s first Comic Con on Sunday, May 5 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Comic Con This four-hour program will feature a panel discussion with writers and illustrators working in the field, free comic books (in celebration of Free Comic Book Day), a comic book swap, artist and writer’s booths, the opportunity to take pictures with your favorite comic book/movie characters (Stormtroopers, Mandalorian Mercs, X-Men characters and more!), and the Comic Con Drawing Contest award ceremony. When: 1:00-5:00 p.m., May 5 Where: Atrium, Main Library This program is for all ages. Panel Participants Image copyright Hasbro Moderator Jeff Seuss (Local author: Animaniacs (no. 46), winner of the Strange New Worlds writing competition, short stories in Strange New Worlds IV, Mon Coeur Mort, and Torn Realities) David Michael Beck (Local illustrator: Star Wars, Jonah Hex, Justice League of America, etc.) Thanks to…
About — The Book to Art Club The goal of the Book to Art Club is to find hands-on, creative ways to engage with literature – where the process of art-making is more important than the product! How the Book to Art Club works: The Book to Art Club is a book + art-making club that exists virtually and in-person at libraries around the world. Host your own Book to Art Club. Brought to you by the Library as Incubator Project. Finding Library Futures, 4: Delivering the Literacy Smackdown – Big Box Battle | The Signal in Transition Big Box Battle monsters pose in their cardboard city Last time on the blog we were discussing Parkes Shire’s time travel roleplay activity for schools, Time Travel Detectives. In it, a time portal had been opened from a polluted future Earth. Insidious, bug-like creatures were trying to cross timelines and usurp the present, but Parkes kids were able to go after them and capture them in specimen jars… In the follow-up school holiday activity, ‘Big Box Battle’, another time portal presented a rather bigger challenge. Big Box Battle found inspiration in the Hollywood movie Pacific Rim. Once again, this was a mixed age range activity, with participants ranging from seven years old to seventeen. Big Box Battle began with a two-day monster making workshop for local teens. Some of the designs drew on local traditions of rustbelt art – such as the “Waste to Art” Elvis who poses on a Parkes roadside, taking a chainsaw to a logpile. After lunch came the battle itself! Like this: Like Loading...
Sale of book-themed benches raises £250,000 for reading charity A sale of “book benches”, designed to illustrate classics of London literature, has raised more than £250,000 for a reading charity. The 50 brightly coloured benches have been scattered around the capital over the summer in the Books about Town project, a collaboration between public art impresarios Wild in Art and the National Literacy Trust, to celebrate London’s literary history while raising money for the NLT’s work to improve literacy in the UK. At Tuesday’s auction, conducted by Sotheby’s at the Purcell Room on London’s South Bank, the top price of £9,500 was commanded by a Jeeves and Wooster bench, featuring the legs of a presumably legless Bertie stretched out on the croquet lawn at Blandings castle, beside his upturned cocktail glass. A bench dedicated to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, as chosen by a vote of Guardian readers and designed by Chris Riddell, made £5,000. The Paddington bear bench, painted by Michelle Heron, was also the scene of a successful proposal.
A List of Book-Related Special Days for Kids A List of Book-Related Special Days for Kids by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com I know my Teacher Librarian friends look for one list of special days worthy of celebration in the library, or indeed across the school. I know many parents who love to celebrate book-related days as a way of constantly keeping the family focus on books. So here’s my gift to you all! This is an international list, meaning I’ve included special days celebrated world-wide like International Literacy Day, as well as country-specific days. Please tell me if you know any other important book-related days that fit my criteria.