National Bullying Prevention Month

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Every day, thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers. It can happen at school, in neighborhoods and even at home through the internet, social media and texts. At least 1 in 5 students report being bullied, which can cause depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

That's why October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Communities across the nation work to bring awareness to bullying during this special time. In remembrance of this month and throughout the year, let's unite against bullying. Make a commitment to:

  • reach out to people
  • support others who have been hurt or harmed
  • treat others with kindness
  • embrace diversity
  • help include those who are left out
  • report bullying when you see it

You Matter logoVisit the district Bullying page for more resources and information about reporting bullying. #YouMatter #StopBullying #NoBullying

What is Bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.  Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.  Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying.  Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.

Visit youth.gov, StopBullying.gov and davidslegacy.org for more information and ideas.

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