Ok, I'm gonna explain this goofiness.
From their site:
No Name-Calling Week seeks to draw national attention to the problem of name-calling in America’s 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. Recent studies on name-calling and bullying include:
A 2001 study by the American Association of University Women found that 83% of girls and 79% of boys report having ever experienced harassment at school, with over 1 in 4 students experiencing it “often.” 76% of students have experienced non-physical harassment while 58% have experienced physical harassment.
A 2001 study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of over 15,000 public, private, and parochial school students in grades 6-10 reported that almost a third of 6th to 10th graders—5.7 million children nationwide—have experienced some kind of bullying.
The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that 77 percent of middle and high school students in small mid-western towns have been bullied.
In August 1999, CNN reported that four out of five middle school students admit that they act like bullies at least once a month.
No Name-Calling Week was inspired by The Misfits, a book written by popular author James Howe and published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Educators can purchase a resource guide with lesson plans, a video for classroom use and other promotional materials to assist in facilitating the week’s activities.
Ok look, first of all school is all about competition. It was never supposed to be about comfort. Second, this is a MARKETING PLOY.
Buy our resource guide! Read our Agenda!!
I always get worried about our school system when we teach our kids that "you are not unique, you are part of the hive mind, you are part of the oneness of society" and then they get into the real world and a job like mine and feel like there is no problem with being walked on for the sake of the corproation.