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NIOS hosts Bullying Prevention Online Film Festival this October

Not In Our School (NIOS) is a movement that has inspired students of all ages to develop and share innovative ways to resist bullying and promote an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion.

In the month of October, NIOS will be hosting a Bullying Prevention Online Film Festival in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. NIOS will showcase 21 films (one a day for the month) which will include NIOS films, student films, as well as other inspiring films.

The following are the themes for each week in October:

  • Week One: Bullying

  • Week Two: Acceptance and Appreciating Diversity

  • Week Three: Upstanders

  • Week Four: Move Into Action

NIOS has recently produced a film that celebrates “Family Diversity” and how important it is to embrace all families of different backgrounds. Check it out below:


In Our Family, children share stories about all kinds of families. Today's children come from families living in one home or two, some are being raised by one mom or one dad, or they might have two parents/caregivers or live with grandparents or other family members. Others have parents/caregivers of different ethnic backgrounds, or who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. And some children are adopted or live in blended families. This short film is a collaboration between Our Family Coalition and Not In Our Town to encourage conversation about the many diverse family constellations, to give children the opportunity to see and appreciate their own families, and to be open and respectful to those who are different from them.

Check out NIOS’s blog about “Our Family”.

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