October is Bullying Prevention Month

friendsNational Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.

Over the past 10 years, this campaign grew from a small week-long event to a worldwide effort with multiple activities throughout October. National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, major corporations, and celebrities.

Spread the message: The End of Bullying Begins With Me!

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Educational Activities

Here are some great ways for K-12 students, educators, and parents to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. These resources are free, available on-line, and easy to implement in the school and community.

  • Project ConnectInvite students to write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper. The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.
  • Create A Poster – Send your story, poem, artwork or video on the topic expressing your ideas on bullying prevention.
  • Unity Banner – Create a huge banner with the word UNITY as the central theme. Ask everyone to sign the banner, define what unity means to them, or make a suggestion about ways to unite as a school or organization.
  • Above the Line—Below The Line – Create a chart that helps students actively define behaviors that they consider “above the line” versus “below the line”.
  • Introduction to Bullying Prevention – Schoolwide, All Ages and Grades
    The Introductory Toolkit contains daily learning opportunities and engaging activities to get students talking about bullying. The toolkit provides the basics about bullying and sets the stage for student-supported initiatives.
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