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Press Release

October 6, 2020
Contact: Bailey Huston
[email protected] | 952-838-9000

October is National Bullying Prevention Month!
United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion

Minneapolis: October marks National Bullying Prevention Month, which was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006 to raise awareness about the devastating and often long-term effects of bullying.

The unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 have made it even more important to support the health and safety of students. One of every five students reports being bullied during the school year. The percentage of individuals who have experienced cyberbullying has nearly doubled in the last decade. This month-long campaign unites individuals around the nation—and the world—with the powerful message that bullying should never be a part of childhood.

“October is a time when educators, students, parents, and community members can unite to share their support of bullying prevention,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “Together, we can make our schools, communities, and online environments safer.”

There are many to be involved during National Bullying Prevention Month:

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]