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September 4, 2020
Contact: Bailey Huston
[email protected] | 952-838-9000

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!

In 2006, PACER Center started a groundbreaking movement to raise awareness about the devastating impact and often long-term effects that bullying can cause in our nation’s youth. The result was PACER’s creation of National Bullying Prevention Month. Each October, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center leads a campaign that unites individuals around the nation – and the world – with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood.

National Bullying Prevention Month is a wonderful opportunity to prevent bullying by encouraging everyone to act with kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. This year, a worldwide pandemic and a growing movement for racial equity and social justice have highlighted the need to unite communities for a better future. Now more than ever, it is crucial to join together in creating a world that is kinder, more accepting, and more inclusive.

This month-long event is also a time to show solidarity for the one out of every five students who report being bullied each year. Bullying isn’t a childhood rite of passage; it has real implications for a child’s education, health, and safety now, and well into their future

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers age-appropriate resources to help students, parents, educators, and community members 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]