Friday, January 25, 2013

Ulster Prevention Council Weekly Blog 1-25-13: No Name Calling Week

It's National No Name Calling Week. Do you remember being called names by your peers? I had what my peers called "missionary glasses" the old style glasses from the 60s shaped like cats' eyes. Mine were baby blue and had stars in the corners. I remember being called "Four Eyes". In 5th grade I was called HodgePodge as my last name was Hodges. Later I can remember being called Pop'N'Fresh, referring to my pale skin and body shape. All of these seem fairly benign in comparison to the names that I hear youth use today.

Here's a link to an article in the Huffington Post by William Lucas Walker. It's a little long but I did relate to it and perhaps you will, too. Please support No Name Calling Week, and have a discussion with youth you know regarding this important topic.

Cheryl DePaolo
Director of Ulster Prevention Council

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