Week of Respect is an opportunity for New Jersey schools to focus on building and supporting positive school climates for students, staff and your school community!

The week of respect is an excellent opportunity to kick-start year-long campaigns and initiatives. Center for Prevention and Counseling has provided daily themes, social media posts and projects that are easy for Sussex County schools to replicate during Week of Respect.
  • Remember to send us pictures of what your students and staff are doing and we will share your success on social media!

  • Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for even more great ideas, including bulletin board display ideas!
Blue Shirt Day- World Day of Bullying
Monday, October 4th
Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention is a national initiative held on the first Monday of October. STOMP Out Bullying created this exciting initiative where people are asked to wear a blue shirt in an effort to join together in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying. Help drive awareness of anti-bullying programs and STOMP Out Bullying in your community! Register with Stomp out Bullying.

Social Media Post:
Everyone Counts Day
Ask students and staff to wear clothing with a number on it
Tuesday, October 5th
To promote respect for others teach your students about Random Acts of Kindness. These simple tasks including smiling at someone, giving someone a compliment, visiting a sick friend or sharing a snack with someone. All are easy and quick to complete. Recognize students for their acts of kindness by creating a kindness chain or certificates. Need help coming up with some random acts of kindness projects? Check out our Pinterest page, or the Great Kindness Challenge website.

Social Media Post:
School is a Safe Place to Be Yourself
Dare to be different: Ask students and staff to wear mismatched clothes
Wednesday, October 6th
Allow children to look forward to being in an encouraging environment that promotes social and creative learning and embraces everyone to be themselves.

Check out StompOut Bullying's #SeeMe Campaign

Social Media Post:
Stand Up Against Bullying
United we stand, have everyone wear their school spirit wear
Thursday, October 7th
Bullying can happen anywhere. Educate your students on what it takes to be an upstander. Encourage students, staff and community members to take the pledge to create a world without bullying through kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Check out this great information from Pacer on Teens Against Bullying.

Social Media Post:
Help. Encourage. Respect. Others.
Ask students and staff to dress up as a super hero
Friday, October 8th
As a school you are part of a greater community, help your students learn to respect the community they live in by completing a service project. Collect donations for the local food pantry, write thank you letters to local first responders, or create decorations for the local nursing home. Check out our Pinterest page for more great service project ideas!

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Lesson Plans/Resources
["Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change." ~Bob Kerrey]
Goal of Week of Respect: Provide students with a safe and supportive school environment devoid of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) encourages academic success and increased social and emotional competence.
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