DFA Library

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/documents/FINALDignityForAllStudentsActGuidanceDec2017.pdf

A PDF of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), this document outlines the current thinking for how

to ensure that all students can learn in a positive climate and achieve their potential. The Act outlines the federal and state policies and offers best practices and helpful tips for both students and teachers to reference. This could be helpful in your Report for TV Anchorperson.

The first paragraph of DASA reads:

A student’s ability to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school’s ability to educate its students is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment including bullying, taunting, or intimidation. The Dignity Act makes it the official policy of New York State that all students in public schools have the right to an education free of discrimination and harassment.

 

Stopbullying

https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html

Check this out as a primary source for research during Quest One. A site that provides federally collected data on youth bullying and a source for Just the Facts, take some time and delve into current research and statistics around bullying. Here you can find helpful information for Break It Down: Call Out Cyber-Bullying around your rights and how to protect yourself from cyber-bullying; including, what steps to take, how to report harassment to Online Service Providers, and how to create a safe digital community in your school.

 

PACER

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.asp

PACER is an organization founded by families who are dedicated to supporting other families, and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is a great resource for important facts. Check this out while you’re thinking about Break it Down: Patterns of Bullying Behavior or looking for evidence to support your opinions in TV Anchor Person – Digital Project. Also, this website has sections on classroom activities, resources, videos, stories, and campaigns where teens can get involved.

 

Forward through Ferguson

http://forwardthroughferguson.org

The Ferguson Commission gives an inspiring and informative Call to Action. This is a document for students and teachers to understand the importance of a positive climate and culture for learning, to identify the current status-quo that allows inequities and injustices, and the importance of our active involvement to make a difference. Check this out after Break It Down: The Cycle of Bullying, after you’ve discussed how a school’s climate affects those who learn within it. You can read this and reflect on the parallels between unsafe climate in schools and racial injustice in a larger society.

 

Megan Meier Foundation

https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying.html

This is a site dedicated to compiling research and providing us with the facts we need to build compelling arguments for change. Mostly focused on cyber-bullying, check this out after Break It Down: Call Out Cyber-Bullying for inspiring stories. This foundation is moved to create compassionate environments where kids feel safe so that they may lead creative and productive lives.

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/dignityact/documents/FINALDignityForAllStudentsActGuidanceDec2017.pdf

A PDF of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), this document outlines the current thinking for how

to ensure that all students can learn in a positive climate and achieve their potential. The Act outlines the federal and state policies and offers best practices and helpful tips for both students and teachers to reference. This could be helpful in your Report for TV Anchorperson.

The first paragraph of DASA reads:

A student’s ability to learn and to meet high academic standards, and a school’s ability to educate its students is compromised by incidents of discrimination or harassment including bullying, taunting, or intimidation. The Dignity Act makes it the official policy of New York State that all students in public schools have the right to an education free of discrimination and harassment.

 

Stopbullying

https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html

Check this out as a primary source for research during Quest One. A site that provides federally collected data on youth bullying and a source for Just the Facts, take some time and delve into current research and statistics around bullying. Here you can find helpful information for Break It Down: Call Out Cyber-Bullying around your rights and how to protect yourself from cyber-bullying; including, what steps to take, how to report harassment to Online Service Providers, and how to create a safe digital community in your school.

 

PACER

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/info-facts.asp

PACER is an organization founded by families who are dedicated to supporting other families, and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center is a great resource for important facts. Check this out while you’re thinking about Break it Down: Patterns of Bullying Behavior or looking for evidence to support your opinions in TV Anchor Person – Digital Project. Also, this website has sections on classroom activities, resources, videos, stories, and campaigns where teens can get involved.

 

Forward through Ferguson

http://forwardthroughferguson.org

The Ferguson Commission gives an inspiring and informative Call to Action. This is a document for students and teachers to understand the importance of a positive climate and culture for learning, to identify the current status-quo that allows inequities and injustices, and the importance of our active involvement to make a difference. Check this out after Break It Down: The Cycle of Bullying, after you’ve discussed how a school’s climate affects those who learn within it. You can read this and reflect on the parallels between unsafe climate in schools and racial injustice in a larger society.

 

Megan Meier Foundation

https://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/cyberbullying.html

This is a site dedicated to compiling research and providing us with the facts we need to build compelling arguments for change. Mostly focused on cyber-bullying, check this out after Break It Down: Call Out Cyber-Bullying for inspiring stories. This foundation is moved to create compassionate environments where kids feel safe so that they may lead creative and productive lives.

Tray Chaney— Mike Bully (Stand Up For Our Future)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTecq9aqB1Y

Check out this video. This is a compelling and inspiring song set to a narrative about a young boy who found a way to make a difference in his school.

 

Opening Doors and Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIHtuKc3Gjg&feature=em-share_video_user

This is a story about one kid who not only becomes an upstander, but unwittingly finds a way to change the social and emotional climate of his school. An unlikely hero, this kid shows us how simple it can be.

 

Bullying, Harassment, & Civil Rights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI1tdJPHz2I

The video is an overview of School Districts’ federal obligation to respond to harassment. It was developed by stopbullying.gov as part of collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and SAMSHA, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This may be useful in your report for TV Anchorperson.

 

Who Will Stop the Bullying?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75gsCJaXTnQ

This is an important video to watch and to identify the behavior in a bullying cycle, the importance of the bystander, and to reflect on our own attitudes and beliefs about our own role in this cycle of aggression. Watch this after your group discussion in Break It Down: This is How We Role and when thinking about how you can produce your Report in TV Anchorperson.

 

Positive Action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8lUD6BHunE

This is a PSA (public service announcement) video produced by Disney that hopes to inspire social change among young people. Watch it and pinpoint which aspects of the video are effective in promoting change in beliefs and attitudes? How could this inspire your digital projects?

 

Stand Up Against Bullying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzD1qVfr5gs

Bullying knocks down thousands of youth every day, but when one person stands, others will stand with him/her. How does this video encourage young people to stand up to help those who have been bullied? How is it similar to your report in TV Anchorperson?

Cyberbully Help

http://www.cyberbullyhelp.com

This website provides more programming around cyber-bullying – it has training and presentation webinars for teachers, students, and parents.

Teaching Tolerance

http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/archives

This page of the website for the Southern Poverty Law Center provides PDFs of pertinent articles for

both students and teachers. Check out a great article that inspires thinking around the 2016 presidential election and share it with the rest of the class!

 

National Children’s Advocacy Center

https://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/cyberbullying-resources/

This is an organization that provides research, information, and resources for communities to help young people who are targeted by peers or living in abusive environments. The website provides helpful facts and statistics that could help you build an argument for your TV Anchorperson Report.

 

Surveys for School Climate

http://www.whatkidscando.org/specialcollections/student_as_allies/pdfs/saa_samplesurveys_final.pdf

This site created by students from schools across the country to share surveys that they wrote with the help of their teachers. The goal is to examine and evaluate their own school climate! They offer great advice and share their experiences while conducting the survey. This is a great resource.

 

Know, Want to Know, Learn Chart – KWL Chart

http://www.nea.org/tools/k-w-l-know-want-to-know-learned.html

This National Education Association (NEA) website provides a description of the K-W-L teaching strategy for close reading of text. This is helpful for both teachers and students and can be used as scaffolding before every Just the Facts. The K-W-L strategy serves several purposes:

• Elicits students’ prior knowledge of the topic of the text.

• Sets a purpose for reading.

• Helps students to monitor their comprehension.