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October is Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. This time calls to end bullying, promote kindness and acceptance, and unite for inclusion. Join us in ending bullying and changing our culture.

Did You Know?

See below for some facts about bullying courtesy of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

  • Bullying is when someone aggressively uses their “power” to target another individual with repeated, unwanted words or actions. Those targeted are hurt either physically or emotionally and have a hard time stopping what is happening to them.
  • More than 1 out of every 5 students report being bullied.
  • In spite of the significant impact that bullying can have on a target, it often continues to be viewed as acceptable behavior. There are many misconceptions that adults may have about bullying, all of which can lead to minimizing the behavior. Learn more about responses such as “boys will be boys” or “it’s only teasing.”

Get Involved

Looking to show your support? See below and this flyer for ideas!

  • Unite with others and add your name to the online “Together Against Bullying” pledge
  • Sign up for the National Bullying Prevention Center newsletter to receive updates and information on new resources and initiatives
  • Participate on social media by changing your profile image and sharing bullying prevention posts
  • Wear and share ORANGE on Unity Day, the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities and online—to send one big, ORANGE message of support, hope, and solidarity

Learn more about Bullying Prevention Month and how to participate here.