October is Anti-Bullying Month
What is National Bullying Prevention Month?
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, which is a time dedicated to focusing on bullying and raising awareness about the topic. Multiple groups from across the country will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts to bring increased awareness to the issue of bullying.
What is bullying?
Bullying is any form of unwanted, aggressive behavior among any age group that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. This behavior is usually repeated, or can be repeated, over time. This can include anything from threats to rumors, to actual physical harm. Bullying can also be over the internet, otherwise known as cyberbullying. This can include harmful texts, emails, embarrassing pictures, fake profiles, and inappropriate content.
How to get involved
Here are a few of the highlights on how you can get involved as a teacher, parent, or student:
- Put up informational posters in your classroom.
- Implement daily journaling prompts for every day of the month to promote equality in the classroom.
- Wear orange to show your support on Unity Day during National Bullying Prevention Month, or any day throughout the year!
- Share information with everyone in your life to spread awareness.
- Read books to your students that feature anti-bullying messaging.
If you’re looking for a new book to read to your class or more information on anti-bullying awareness, check out our book series and website at motivatedtoact.com. We offer tons of information and aim to spread awareness about the issue that is bullying. Together, we can make a difference for a better tomorrow for the next generation.