Source: PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
This October, students, parents, schools and communities will observe National Bullying Prevention month. This month-long celebration unites individuals across the U.S. – and the world – with the powerful message: bullying should never be a part of childhood.
Led by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which founded National Bullying Prevention month in 2006, this is an opportunity to raise awareness about bullying. “Bullying has a devastating impact on children, and can often cause long-term effects,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “National Bullying Prevention Month is a wonderful opportunity to encourage everyone to act with kindness, acceptance and inclusion, and to show solidarity with the one in five students who report being bullied each year.”
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers age-appropriate resources to help students, parents, educators, and community members address bullying.
Opportunities to get involved include:
• Promote the month on social media with a library of images.
• Celebrate Unity Day on Wed., October 20. As the signature event of National Bullying Prevention month the call to action is simple: wear and share the color orange to send a universal message that bullying is never acceptable.
• Download the free, four-week student activity kit for use in K-12 classrooms or communitysettings. The activity kit engages students with theme weeks and classroom projects.
• Download PACER’s three-part handout series, Bullying Prevention 101: A Quick Guide. Thesequick guides provide elementary, middle and high school students and parents with a definition of bullying, the roles involved, and tips to address bullying behavior.
For more information about National Bullying Prevention Month, and to access even more resources, visit our innovative website www.pacer.org. for parents and professionals, middle and high school students, and elementary students.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, founded in 2006, actively leads social change to prevent bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities, and online. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and communities. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center maintains offices in Minneapolis and Los Angeles.