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An Introduction to Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This series kick-offs the month of October, not to celebrate Halloween, but to bring attention to an issue that plagues the entire globe—bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and this series will seek to educate readers on the importance of bullying awareness and how the act itself can be prevented.

The Importance of Bullying Awareness

At times, it can be hard for students to stand up to their peers in the face of bullying, whether they are the victims or simply observers. Bullying can be extremely detrimental to the physical and mental health of children to young adults, so it is important to provide them with the necessary information to protect themselves, and others, from bullies. National Bullying Prevention Month seeks to do just this.

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month began in October of 2006 when PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center began the initiative. PACER started the initiative with the belief that students, parents, caregivers, teachers, and faculty members should be aware of not only the warning signs of bullying, but also the consequences of it.

Since the initiative first began, the movement has grown to become a global event.

New Initiatives for Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

According to stopbullying.gov, the Bullying Prevention Awareness Month this year has the following new initiatives:

  • The You’re Not Alone campaign, where PACER has created toolkits and classrooms to help educate, provide support, and raise awareness of bullying.
  • Unity Day, October 21st, where people will where the official Unity Day t-shirt and the Unity Day poster will be displayed across the nation.
  • Pacer also has resources on the following websites: PACER.org/bullying, PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org, and PACERKidsAgainstBullying.org.

Keep an eye on our blog throughout the week where we will have entries on risk factors, prevention, and long-term effects.

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