Hope you are all having a wonderful summer and getting lots of sunshine!

We look forward to hearing how you are going to be using Adina’s Deck in the 2011-2012 school year.

Check out this article on bullying public service announcement. Author Rosalind Wiseman creates a strong analysis of the strengths of good bullying PSA’s. Adina’s Deck is mentioned in the “good PSA” section. We really appreciate it and are thankful to be recognized in the article!

Read the article here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rosalind-wiseman/good-bullying-psa_b_852489.html

Thank you Rosalind!

Debbie and Jason attended the Beyond Bullying Conference in North Tahoe, through the California League of Middle Schools. They led a session about their research and development of the Adina’s Deck series. It was a wonderful day and gorgeous location. There was snow everywhere and a wonderful turn out. Thanks to all who attended, it was a pleasure getting to know you!

Hi All! We are so sorry for the inconvenience– we have our online store up and working again!
If you have tried to order online and haven’t been able to get through please email us and we will give you 10% through the end of March, 2010. Please accept our sincerest apologies, we really appreciate your support of Adina’s Deck!

We are so grateful to all of the presidents who have served our country. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!

The Adina’s Deck website is back! We apologize for the inconvenience this caused. There will be new changes to the website, so stay tuned! 🙂

Wishing everyone a happy, safe and successful 2011!

We are happy to publish the assessment results for Adina’s Deck online. Substantial and significant improvements were shown from watching Adina’s Deck (in addition to the fact that children enjoy watching it!)

Download the overview of the cyber bullying assessement PDF here.

Please contact us for the full, original data package.

Thank you for the wonderful review from Jenny Walker at www.CyberBullyingNews.com

Here is an excerpt from her review of our website. You can read the entire article here.

  1. The Presentation and Message is On-Target for Young People: The DVDs are obviously very high quality and visually appealing to young people. We can imagine that young people would engage well with this medium and would not “switch off” out of boredom or the feeling that this is adults trying to tell us something and they really don’t get it yawn! Adina’s Deck does appear to “get it” and knows how to draw in young people with a presentation and message that is relevant and meaningful.
  2. Peer-to-Peer Teaching: We especially appreciate the peer-to-peer teaching approach of these DVDs. This is not about adults telling youth what to do (which we know does not work well), but about young people (with the help of adults) helping each other to learn (which we know does work well).
  3. Levels of Intervention: We like the fact that the DVDs can be used either individually or as a series; by parents, teachers, and/or schools/organizations. We know that the most effective approach to online safety and digital citizenship is to integrate prevention efforts throughout the entire school and curriculum (and involve the larger community) rather than approach it in a more piecemeal, ad hoc manner. While the DVDs can be a stand-alone resource, they also allow for a more holistic, integrated approach. We can imagine that these would be a great kick start to initiate such an approach.
  4. Great Resources: Adina’s Deck provides links to some other valuable resources, such as Connect Safely; Critical Issues for Girls (coming soon to their website; in the meantime, check out our blog on Alison Trachtman-Hill); and Shaping Youth.

If you visit Youtube, you can see additional trailers and also a scene from Episode 1!

The Cast

Adina - Amelia Varni
Adina
Amelia Varni
Clara - Ciera Trussell
Clara
Ciera Trussell
Skye - Kelcie Stranahan
Skye
Kelcie Stranahan
Melody - Stephanie Cameron
Melody
Stephanie Cameron
Michael - Sam Ison
Michael
Sam Ison
Winner Seals