October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Join the movement! Celebrate a Decade Together Against Bullying.
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
Over the past 10 years, this campaign grew from a small week-long event to a worldwide effort with multiple activities throughout October. National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, major corporations, and celebrities.
Be a part of this exciting anniversary and spread the message: The End of Bullying Begins With Me!
Top 10 reasons to celebrate
Show Your Support
- Register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying
- Add your name to the digital “The End of Bullying Begins With Me” petition
- Sign up for the Bullying Prevention Newsletter
- Speak in your community about bullying prevention and local activities.
- Download, print and share the flyer with your school, organization or community.
- Order the official PACER t-shirt from CustomInk. Available August 1 - October 31, 2016.
- Complete the brief on-line form sharing your plans to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month.
Unity Day 2016, Oct. 19! Wear and Share Orange!
Together against bullying — united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day.
Wear Orange: Make a statement!
“ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the unified message to kids to know that they are not alone.”
Share Orange: Color our online world with orange!
For more ideas, visit the UNITY DAY pages.
A family-friendly event held by schools, businesses or communities to show the nation’s commitment to keeping students safe while at school, in the community, and on-line. The event can be accompanied by pre-and post- activities such as games for kids, speakers, music, prizes and dance.
Wear Orange and Be United
CustomInk, the leader in custom apparel and accessories for groups and events, has partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to create an exclusive t-shirt marking the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month. As part of the sixth annual Be Good to Each Other campaign, between August 1 and October 31, CustomInk will donate profits (up to $100,000) from the sales of bullying prevention t-shirts to PACER.
Hold An Event
Order the "You're Not Alone, We're Here for You" event toolkit designed to help you hold an awareness raising event to unite against bullying and unite together to provide community, support, and hope for those who have experienced bullying. The toolkit can be used in coordination with a bullying prevention event in the school or community, such as a "Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying," school open house, or parent teacher conferences.
Other Exciting Opportunities
The WE WILL Generation is a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! Students say, “We will be the generation that says, ‘This is our issue and we will be the solution.’” The program includes education on what students can do to help someone being bullied, ideas for connecting older students with younger students, and a student taught curriculum.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers several, free creative activities and resources for K-12 students, educators, and parents. The goal is to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. The resources are free, available on-line, and easy to implement in the school and community.