North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) Bullying Initiative


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Accessed April 19, 2017.

Faith-related and secular resources make this a one-stop site for Jewish youth and leaders. It contains curricula reviews and recommendations, topical reflections, and practical tools for creating safe, respectful environments for all people. A document entitled “Touchstone Texts on Bullying, Teasing and Harassment” offers a selection of thought-provoking quotes from sacred sources, such as this one from Pirkei Avot: “Your friend’s dignity should be as precious as your own.” The sayings can serve as the basis for educational and devotional presentations or simply as conversation starters. Links to Public Service Announcement videos offer ready-to-use material for classroom or small group discussion. Those who want to explore the wider world of anti-bullying resources will find an entire page of recommended websites. Although NFTY’s material is aimed at a Jewish audience, it is accessible or adaptable for broader use.

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