BLOG: October is National Bullying Prevention Month
We’re halfway through the month… and DID YOU KNOW?! October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The campaign in the United States was founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and is held annually during the month of October. It aims to unite communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Be sure to follow the District Attorney on Twitter and the office page on Facebook for more information on Bullying Prevention during the month of October and beyond. (Keep an eye out.. we’re also sharing information for Domestic Violence Awareness Month).
Know the facts about bullying. View the infographic from Bullying.gov or click the image below.
What we’re doing this month…
The District Attorney’s Office has unveiled a new anti-bullying brochure. We will distribute them at workshops and events throughout October and there will be new resource tabs on our website dealing with bullying prevention. We will also be distributing the Federal Trade Commission’s Net Cetera Community Outreach Toolkit to local middle schools and high schools. The toolkits, CD and DVD enclosed will include helpful tips on cyberbullying and other forms of electronic harassment. The latter is especially important to address as recent studies show that while some forms of bullying decrease with age, cyberbullying seems to be a form of bullying that actually increases as children get older.
For more information about bullying please click to download our new Bullying Prevention Brochure.