Deaf Bullying

"The web and e-mail opened up a whole new avenue of communication and bullying, made more destructive because it can be anonymous
," said Dr. Mary Thelma Weiner, in her interview with ODYSSEY, a publication of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. "Preventing bulling" Odyssey 2006-2007 pages 20-22.  She is currently the only deaf Olweus Bullying Prevention Program trainer.

Tips for Teens 

MySpace and the Illinois Library Association provided funding for the printing and distribution of 400 each of the three bookmarks to every public library in Illinois. The American Library Association joined the MySpace and Illinois Library Association partnership in June 2007 and one million NetSafe bookmarks were distributed at the 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  One of the three bookmarks is "Safe Blogging: Tips for Teens." Two others are: "Social Networking: Tips for Parents" and "Dealing with Cyberbullies: Tips for Kids."  www.ila.org/netsafe

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is October 14-20, 2007. 

Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association has useful resources for libraries to promote the week.  Some public libraries own fiction books that have deaf characters in them. 


For 2007 theme, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/teenreading.htm