October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
Monday, October 6th
Anti-bullying activities include STOMP Out Bullying™'s signature campaign Blue Shirt Day™ World Day of Bullying Prevention on the first Monday of every October -- this year on Monday, October 6th. Watch for our public service announcements by featured celebrities!
The Week of October 13th
Make friends with someone you don’t know at school
If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were knew at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.
Make friends with someone at school who you don't know. invite them to sit at your lunch table or join you in an after school activity. You probably wish someone had done that for you.
Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.
The Week of October 20th
STAND UP for Others Week
When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.
If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!
The Week of October 27th
Students can participate through social media or by printing cards (available on our partner's RFK Project SEATBELT website at www.ProjectSEATBELT.org) to hand out while trick-or-treating on Halloween. The cards urge community members to sign an online bullying prevention pledge to create environments of respect at home, at school, and in their community.
Pledge To Prevent!
October is bullying prevention month so join our partners at the RFK Foundation and say BOO! to bullying and bring some fall fun to your school this season!
Parents and educators: make RESPECT the norm at school, at home, and throughout the community by encouraging students to participate in Trick-or-Treat for Bullying Prevention. It takes an entire community to prevent bullying, and by participating, students can take an active role in making that happen. Registration is easy and all necessary materials are provided at www.projectseatbelt.org.
Students: mention prevention and win a bullying prevention event for your community! Engage your community in four simple steps:
1. Find your school district code at http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/districtsearch/
2. Register your participation at www.projectseatbelt.org. Make sure you’re registered under your school district code!
3. Download and print the pledge cards (as many as you need!). Be sure to fill in your school district code and don’t forget that you can also distribute pledge cards electronically through social media sites.
4. You're ready to go! Start the conversation about bullying prevention by asking people in your community to pledge their support by following the instructions on their pledge card.
Robert F. Kennedy once said, “Every generation helps make their own future.” Do your part and help us change the culture of bullying, just as we’ve changed how we wear a seat belt in a car. Learn nore here!
STOMP Out Bullying™ Teen Ambassadors
visit schools across the country speaking about bullying and cyberbullying and how to prevent it, as well as featured celebrities on social media.
Students can also participate in social media as well as use our Student Participation Toolkit at school.
We look forward to student led activities during the month as well.
The more awareness that is created during the month of October -- and all year round is one step closer to putting an end to bullying!
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