Power Over Prejudice

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October is National Bullying Awareness Month: Click on the link to hear a message from our POP Summit Keynote Speaker, Al Duncan, http://duncannuggets.com/2013/10/anti-bullying-message-build-people-up.html

Diversity Lesson Plans & Activities from Around the Web – Middle School: Stereotypes are everywhere as we make assumptions of people based on experiences that a large mass agrees on preliminary. They are obviously not always right but they oftentimes can be and we are all guilty of having been stereotypical. Stereotypes do not only exist in people but through the business world as well. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that stereotypes are held within businesses as well, and by figuring out the way that they are projected, can help them attain more consumers looking at their specific website or product. Diversity Council, http://www.diversitycouncil.org/#!diversity-lesson-plans-middle/cr6u

STEREOTYPING in the World: Stereotypes are everywhere as we make assumptions of people based on experiences that a large mass agrees on preliminary. They are obviously not always right but they oftentimes can be and we are all guilty of having been stereotypical. Stereotypes do not only exist in people but through the business world as well. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that stereotypes are held within businesses as well, and by figuring out the way that they are projected, can help them attain more consumers looking at their specific website or product. Ivanhoe Newswire, http://www.ivanhoe.com/science/story/2010/04/704a.html

Is Your Child Being Bullied? 9 Steps You Can Take as a Parent: We all have our trials and tribulations with our kids, no matter who we are. An unavoidable part of living is finding solutions to problems, even when they are not easy or comfortable. Bullying is a real problem that needs to be solved as a family. In order to help children deal with bullying, the parent must know what is going on and how serious it is. The Helium, https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/is-your-child-being-bullied-9-steps-you-can-take-as-a-parent/

Digital Storytelling: Helping Students Find Their Voice: Teachers who bring digital storytelling into the classroom are discovering what makes this vehicle for expression worth the effort. They watch students gain proficiency in writing and research, visual literacy, critical thinking, and collaboration. Edutopia, http://www.edutopia.org/digital-storytelling-helping-students-find-their-voice

Poor Social Skills Link Bullies and Victims: Research shows that bullies and victims have many of the same childhood traits. Only a few factors will decide if they will be one or the other. Children who ended up as victims were more likely to internalize their problems and have low self-esteem, while bullies were more likely to externalize their problems through aggressive behaviors and have negative attitudes about other people. The Sydney Morning Herald, http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/poor-social-skills-link-bullies-and-victims-20100907-14znn.html

Olweus Bullying Prevention ProgramProgram designer Dan Olweus’ definition of bullying says, “A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.” The program is designed and researched for students in elementary, middle, and junior high schools. Whitfield Schools, http://whitfieldschools.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/olweus-bullying-prevention-program/

Cyber Bullying: Cyber bullying is a relatively new — yet potentially very harmful — phenomenon in which youth use technology such as computers or cell phones to harass, threaten, humiliate or otherwise hassle their peers. It is officially defined as “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices” (Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J., 2009). American Humane Association, http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/cyber-bullying-prevention-and-intervention.html?gclid=CJvL-LuysssCFdcRgQod3xMP0g

Diversity Toolkit: Cultural Competence for Educators: Cultural competence is the key to thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and schools – and it can be learned, practiced, and institutionalized to better serve diverse students, their families, and their communities. National Education Association, http://www.nea.org/tools/30402.htm

Discrimination is associated with depression among minority children:  Although discrimination may not be as strongly demonstrated as it once was fifty years ago, it still plays a role in children’s lives today for minorities. Dr. Lee Pachter and his colleagues conducted a study with “23 scenarios in which [children] might perceive discrimination,” and it demonstrated that about 88 percent of the 9-18 year old children had at least one encounter through which racism occurred. The most common among them were racial remarks and being followed by security guards. The children encounter racism via different people in their lives whether it is through peers, at home, their community etc., which leads to repression of their emotions. A large correlation has been found with racism and discrimination amounting to self-esteem issues and depression. Science Daily, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100502080240.htm

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