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 5th
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 5th. Watch for our public service announcements by featured celebrities!
The Week of October 12th
Make friends with someone you don’t know at school
If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new 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 19th
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 26th
Students can participate by
- Creating positive messages on post-its and handing them out to students at school
- Creating anti-bullying videos and sharing them on the STOMP Out Bullying site
- Sharing inspirational stories on the STOMP Out Bullying site
- Creating an act of kindness every day and challenging others to do the same. Make kindness go viral!
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!