Started in 2004 as a project for middle schools to address name‐calling, harassment and bullying, No Name-Calling Week has continued to include hundreds of schools across the country who understand that words can hurt.
From the gym or locker room to the cafeteria, name-calling and bullying are unfortunately not uncommon in our schools.
A related story of a Houston waiter refusing to serve a customer who said that "special needs children need to be special somewhere else" is a good reminder where some of this name-calling behavior comes from. The customer, who was sitting with his family, was referring to a child with Down syndrome who was sitting nearby.
In addition to suggesting that your child's school participate in No Name-Calling Week, this year, help observe No Name-Calling Week by being a good role model for your kids.