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October 1, 2019
Contact: Bailey Huston
[email protected] | 952-838-9000

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Minneapolis: In 2006, PACER Center started a groundbreaking movement to raise awareness about the devastating and often long-term effects that bullying can cause. The result was PACER initiating National Bullying Prevention Month in October, a worldwide campaign to unite individuals in support of bullying prevention.

National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, community members, major corporations, and celebrities, and is a fantastic opportunity to encourage everyone to act with kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

One out of every five students reports being bullied each year—students affected by bullying are at greater risk for both mental health and behavioral problems. They often experience poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers age-appropriate resources for students, parents, educators, administrators, and community members to help them address bullying. Opportunities to get involved include:

For more information about National Bullying Prevention Month, visit our innovative websites for parents and professionals, middle and high school students, and elementary students.

To interview someone involved in this important campaign, please call 952-838-9000 or email [email protected]