October is National Bullying Prevention Month
National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Initially held the first week in October, the event was expanded in 2010 to the entire month.
National Bullying Prevention Month is an opportunity to:
- Encourage the nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools
- Offer information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying
- Provide a platform to hold school and community events
- Share information about the issue through news media, social media, videos, and print publications
- Speak with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention
- Promote dialogue between educators, parents, and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying
- Invite organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources
- Inspire everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion
- Help create a world without bullying
Throughout October, we will share information about how to identify bullying, what to do if your child experiences bullying, resources available to children and families who experience bullying, and how you and your child can help prevent bullying. Together we can create communities that are kinder, more inclusive and accepting for all students.