No Name-Calling Week January 20-24, 2014
It’s never too early to start preparations for our 10th Anniversary!
We believe in celebrating kindness while working to create safe schools free of name-calling, bullying and bias.
Motivated by this simple, yet powerful, idea—and supported by over 40 national partner organizations —No Name-Calling Weeks are organized each year in schools across the nation.
We want to help you put a spotlight on name-calling and bullying in your school.
Be one of the brave, and join us in celebrating No Name-Calling Week January 20-24, 2014. Whether you’re a teacher, student, guidance counselor, coach, librarian or bus driver, show you care by organizing a week of activities at your school aimed at ending name-calling once and for all. Register to receive updates and offers!
Plan a week in your school. Use our planning tools to help in your preparations.
Show off! Learn about and submit to the No Name-Calling Week Creative Expression Exhibit.
From Fiction to Reality
No Name-Calling Week was inspired by the popular young adult novel entitled The Misfits by popular author James Howe. The book tells the story of four best friends trying to survive the seventh grade in the face of all too frequent taunts based on their weight, height, intelligence, and sexual orientation/gender expression. The friends create a new political party during student council elections and run on a platform aimed at wiping out name-calling of all kinds. The No-Name Party in the end, wins the support of the school's principal for their cause and their idea for a "No Name-Calling Day" at school.
Motivated by this simple, yet powerful, idea, the No Name-Calling Week Coalition created by GLSEN and Simon & Schuster Children's publishing, consisting of over 40 national partner organizations organized an actual No Name-Calling Week in schools across the nation.No Name-Calling Week seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools, and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities.