Operation Nice® Launches Online Discussion Group for Anti-bullying Program

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The online forum provides participating schools with a convenient 24/7-accessible chat room where teachers and administrators from schools across the country can exchange ideas, post photos of the Operation Nice program in action, ask questions, and seek guidance in facilitating the program

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The online discussion group is another way to help teachers come up with new activities and ideas to keep students engaged in the program year round. It also provides a reliable resource for peer-to-peer support and guidance.

Kristy Short, Ed.D, author and creator of the Operation Nice® Anti-bullying program for elementary-aged children, today announced that the program has been expanded to offer faculty an online discussion group. The online group functions as a chat room where faculty from across the country can exchange ideas and information. As schools sign on to the Operation Nice program, faculty members are invited to participate within the web-based forum—exponentially increasing the level of creativity and innovative new ideas generated.

"The program comes packed with information and tools to ensure its success," Short stated. "The online discussion group is another way to help teachers come up with new activities and ideas to keep students engaged in the program year round. It also provides a reliable resource for peer-to-peer support and guidance."

The online discussion group is accessible 24/7 from anywhere a member has an Internet connection. Offering a convenient asynchronous forum for information sharing adds another layer of support to teachers and further ensures the program's success in schools.

The online forum was officially launched on November 28, 2012.

About Operation Nice
Operation Nice (ON) is a powerful anti-bullying program that promotes positive behavior, kindness, and unity among elementary-aged (K-5) children—and is changing the very culture within schools. What is most unique about the program is that it doesn't solely rely on teachers to manage, but rather calls on students to actively participate—arming them with tools that empower them to intervene, discuss, and resolve potential bullying situations on their own. Operation Nice relies on its Student Ambassadors to “Spread the Nice” on a daily basis and work as a unified team to stop bullying in their school.

Another key element of the program is its tie to the anti-bullying themed book—Zanda Humphrey's Operation Nice. A reading of the book kicks off the program, offering students an entertaining story and lovable, memorable characters to get them engaged from the start. The “animation” factor further differentiates Operation Nice from other dry anti-bullying curricula—offering a fun, interactive, and visually stimulating program that promises real staying power.

Learn more about the kids of Operation Nice by viewing the video.

Learn more about the full-year Operation Nice Anti-bullying program here.

About Kristy Short & the Zanda Humphrey Book Series

Kristy Short, Ed.D, has been writing stories for kids since she was a kid herself—creating her first book when she was in the 3rd grade. She has a clear passion for writing creative tales about magical inventions and exciting adventures, and at the heart of all her stories is a love and necessity for active, perpetual imagination.

The Zanda Humphrey series for young readers was created for Short’s elementary school-aged nephew. In 2010, she was asked to participate in her nephew’s school’s “Mystery Reader” program, and when she wasn’t able to identify a book she wanted to read, she wrote her own. Her first book, “Zanda Humphrey’s Big Sweet Invention,” showcases Zanda’s Cake-o-matic, a magic cupcake-making machine. Short was asked to return in 2011. For the event, she wrote “Zanda Humphrey’s Operation Nice” and created the Operation Nice Anti-bullying program. Learn more at OperationNice.ORG.

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