Share your anti-bullying wikis

In support of National Bullying Prevention Month this October, we plan to share wikis that help educators and students cultivate bully-free communities. Submit your wikis that provide anti-bullying and social-emotional learning resources by October 9th. We’ll select some to share on our blog and social media, as well as more broadly across the TES community.

You can submit your wiki by either providing a link to it in the comments section of this post or tweeting it to us @wikispaces with hashtag #antibullying.

Join us in putting an end to bullying!

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31 Comments

  1. Anita de Herrera
    Posted October 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    It is time for a change! We have to stop the negativity because it does not build up! We can start a new chapter… It depends of what we do! It might be difficult but we can do it little by little decision by decision. We should not copy the behavior and customs of this world but let God transform us in a new person my changing the way with think. https://youtu.be/JFzFiKKY7J8

  2. Betty Ho
    Posted October 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing! That’s a great video showing the power of kindness.

  3. Lynda Namhar
    Posted October 5, 2015 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Fighting bullying is a great cause. Perhaps this site can help in this direction:
    http://bullyonline.org/workbully/amibeing.htm
    I liked the video posted by Anita, thanks.

  4. David Katumba
    Posted October 5, 2015 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Bullying has to be tackled head on.

  5. Betty Ho
    Posted October 6, 2015 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Thanks Lynda! Bullyonline.org looks quite useful. We appreciate you sharing it!

  6. Posted October 6, 2015 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I’m an educational Psychologist for Meriden Public Schools, Meriden CT and we are trying to prevent bullying and improving their social-emotional health as they experience their issues. See:

    http://www.shankerinstitute.org/blog/new-school-climate-tool-facilitates-early-intervention-social-emotional-issues-bullying-and

    New School Climate Tool Facilitates Early Intervention On Social-Emotional Issues: Bullying And Suicide Prevention

    Student guide to Meriden School Climate Survey for Students
    http://www.meridenk12.org/News/newsView.asp?NewsId=4096890

  7. Betty Ho
    Posted October 6, 2015 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing! It seems like Meriden Public Schools has made great strides in ensuring the social-emotional well-being of students by implementing a confidential school climate survey. Have you considered creating a free wiki about the Meriden School Climate Survey for Students (MSCS_SV) that not only provides the instrument, but also tips about implementing within a school and across a district? Districts and schools would find that info very helpful.

  8. CM Collins
    Posted October 6, 2015 at 6:25 pm | Permalink
  9. Alejandra
    Posted October 6, 2015 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Muy buena iniciativa

  10. Pamela Moresby
    Posted October 6, 2015 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Well bullies who get away with it, seem very smart. Because they win, or seem to, bullying spreads.
    Yet, there is bitterness in it, for all their credit is built on other’s misery.
    Then their fortune turns, sometimes their victory is short and cut short, but the real thing is that one day the bullies are walking on top of the world and suddenly slip and are gone from memory.

    Should you be a victim of bullies, you may think you are alone but you are not. You must observe the bullies and hope that you don’t share in their fate of destruction, as those who destroy others also destroy themselves.

  11. Pete
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I’d like to recommend this video: Beat A Bully Without Using Your Fists

    It’s available in about a hundred languages, including sign languages from around the world.

  12. Rena Kilgore
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    I am a mother of two teenage boys, and also an at-home educator. We found very helpful a whiteboard animation titled “Beat a Bully without Using Your Fists”. You may want to share this as well.
    http://WWW.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/family/teenagers/whiteboard-animations/beat-a-bully-without-using-your-fists/

  13. Mr. Lester Gutierrez
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    At Escuela Sierra Nevada we are using The Caring School Community program and the 5 Attributes: RESPECT, EMPATHY, DIVERSITY, DETERMINATION, AND AUTHENTICITY.
    The students are engaged and motivated and the community/family is becoming more harmonious. We act, not preach.

  14. Betty Ho
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear that your school community is becoming a more harmonious place.

  15. Tim Stevenson
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    My thought for today: “Life is precious. We owe it to ourselves and to our fellows to support each other and work to preserving life. Does our failure to speak up when we see or are aware of bullying render us complicit in the bullying? May we all become “Rescuers” of the “Victims” of bullying!

  16. Posted October 7, 2015 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
  17. Rita Bou Younes
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for Sharing!

  18. Kevin Churchill
    Posted October 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Bullying is something everybody see’s and hears, but seldom act on. I was raped, burned, tortured well over 200 times by an uncle who was an alter boy at a Catholic church. I was
    5 1/2 when the abuse started and it went on for almost a year. I told my Grandma, and she locked me in a closet for 9 months. I was punched it my head at age 10, when I stepped in between my Step father and my alcoholic mother. I was in a coma for 6 days, and when I woke up I couldn’t talk. I started stuttering very badly. My friends didn’t care that I was in a coma. They mocked me, hit me, tripped me and finally spit on me. So, I stopped talking in school. Imagine 50 to 100 kids making stuttering sounds when I would walk to my next class or to my locker. Every 50 minutes. I called the time in between classes the Walk of Shame. Not mine, but their shame. I knew in my heart that one day, maybe tomorrow, next week or next year or 10 years, that something will happen to someone they know and love, and maybe they’ll have a flashback to a time when maybe they could have been a better person. My older brother punched me every time I stuttered, so, I stopped talking to him. My Mother said I stuttered for attention, and she would mock me and slap me every time I stuttered, so, I stopped talking to her.
    Take nothing for granted. Tell the people in your life and you love, what they mean to you each and every day. You must find a way, before they too go away. We have to leave a better World, than the one that was left for us. It’s the least we can do.

  19. MA DE LA LUZ GUZMAN
    Posted October 8, 2015 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    PODRIA TRADUCIRLO AL ESPAÑOL?

  20. Betty Ho
    Posted October 8, 2015 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Thanks! What would you like translated into Spanish?

  21. Eva Santamaria Perez
    Posted October 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    “Bullying is the spider that weaves a child in her spider web and blocks their emotional and personal growth”

  22. Posted October 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  23. Posted October 9, 2015 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    I think bullies are afraid to fit in with other peers so they have to feel like there in charge. Not only that maybe there’s something wrong at home so the only way they know how to act is to pick on some one.As being a child care provider I can spot the signs out of a bully or some one being bullied.

  24. Lucia
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    I remember very well when I was 11 years old and at school our teacher would talk about “bullying”. We read crazy stories about kids being beaten up or having their breakfast stolen.
    I have learned about bullying through examples. Therefore, as I was only 11 years old, I thought bullying was something faraway from my experience and from what was happening in my class. Hence, there was no bullying case in my class. However, that was not the case.

    I had the two worst years of my life in middle school (in ltaly you go to middleschool between your 11 and 13 years of age). In my class there were 7-8 boys who would not stop annoying me and making fun of me in front of everyone (but not when the teachers were there). They would push me, make bed jokes, steal my shoes, write horrible things about me on the bathrooms wall and so on. The girls in my class (except one) did obviously not want to have me as their friends because “I was not cool”.
    I had never found the courage to talk to the teachers because I was sure they would have not handled the situation properly. I was scared they would tell to my classmates to stop and would punish them. I perfectly knew that if the teachers had punished them, the bullies would have been even more mean to me.
    I also never talked to my parents because I felt like a loser and because I knew they could not help either. I did NOT want my mother to go school and scold my class mates. They would have abused of me even more !

    Fortunately, at the end of two horrible years, my parents had to move to an other city because of their jobs and I changed school. I was so happy! I started a completely new life and met new people.

    Now I am 22 years old, I had a very succesful academic career so far, I have an amazing boyfriend and amazing friends, I feel I am so lucky and that nothing could be better. However, I still cry when I think about those two years, I still feel them very “close” somehow. I remember perfectly why I decided not to speak to anyone. That is why I think I can give you a couple of suggestions on how to tackle bullying. Or at least, I can try to explain to you what would have definitely helped me.

    1_Teachers need to define clearly what bullying is. Not only examples. Kids in their first 10-12 years of life are not able to understand it only through examples. Of course, those are useful. But they need to know that might be happening now in their class. Teachers might not seen it. They might not be aware of that.

    2_Teachers need to explain to kids that if there is someone who is making to much fun of them, they should not be afraid to speak up. Obviously, they won’t speak up in front of the whole class. There should be private “interviews”, where teachers ask to students if there is anything they don’t like about the class and that THEY SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID to say it, because them (the teachers) won’t go the bullies and be like “now you will be punished for what you did to X ! “. As far as I am concerned, this is very important: WHO GETS BULLIED IS AFRAID TO SPEAK UP BECAUSE HIM/HER IS AFRAID OF THE CONSEQUENCES (such as being bullied even more, for being such a loser to “go crying to the teacher”). Teachers need to explain to students that they would keep the secret and that they will work together on the matter.

    3_Bullies need to be punished. They and their parents should be invited for a special meeting with the teachers. Many spoiled kids do not fear teachers. However, they most probably fear their parents.

    I am not a native speaker, so please forgive me for my english mistakes. I hope these tips can be useful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me, I would be happy to help in more ways and get more involved.

    Lucia

  25. Betty Ho
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Thanks Lucia for sharing your story and advice!

  26. mireya
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I think that the bullying will stop in one day, we need to deal with patience and respect for people to receive the same

  27. Adrianna
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    This needs to stop, we have come so far into society that bullying seems like a common factor of life growing up as a child, some children are used to it and that’s something we need to make a change the kids who are used to being bullied are probably suffering from a trauma created by those bullies/bully from all those days, weeks, month, years. Those kids think that bullying is part of everyday life and it shouldn’t be, kids become depressed, and then start to become suicidal as the cycle goes on.

  28. Betty Ho
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    We agree Adrianna that bullying needs to stop. It shouldn’t be thought of as just simply a part of growing up. It hurts everyone, from those being bullied to the bullies themselves.

  29. Posted October 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    The Friends Program (originally from Sweden) is proven to reduce bullying on average by 24% after one year into the 3 year program. The program is available in Colorado, through Friends Colorado, a non-profit organization dedicated to educate and support schools & youth sports clubs in their work to prevent bullying. We educate the whole organization, not just children and youth, to equip staff, management, coaches, teachers, and parents with the tools and knowledge they need to prevent and stop bullying, harassment, and acts of intimidation.
    http://www.friendscolorado.org

  30. Hoorae
    Posted October 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful videos and your attention to this important issue.

  31. Abeba Kidanemariam
    Posted October 12, 2015 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Hello!
    It is great idea, I hope everyone can learn how pain bullying is, and everybody knows bullying is difficult to rebuild or treat but I think it’s helpful at least man make an attempt to stop it. It’s not fun to hurt someone with bad words who is not guilty for that, that’s not right either to judge someone that you don’t know about. It’s a shame with corridor talk, in my experience, I have never seen anyone who wants to help to someone who is suffering of bullying, instead all want to be involved in groupings and damage furthermore the innocent man. It is known that many want to stop their career and their goals because of bullying. I think it is not right to laugh when someone cries. My suggestion to this question is to get competent, mature and ambitious employees in the workplace. I hope everyone has an interest in the health of himself and others. Don’t close the door for the others by using a bully, everyone has a chance to contribute to society what they can. I wish you all happiness and prosperity!

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