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Request a Governor’s Proclamation

Promote bullying prevention in your state! Schools, students, parents, organizations, and others can contact the governor’s office and ask how to submit a request for a proclamation for National Bullying Prevention Month. Below is sample text which can be adapted as needed.

Sample:

Governor's Proclamation Proclaiming October, as (Name of State) National Bullying Prevention Month

WHEREAS, bullying is physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harm or intimidation intentionally directed at a person or group of people; and

WHEREAS, bullying occurs in neighborhoods, playgrounds, schools, and online through technology; and

WHEREAS, various researchers have concluded that bullying is the most common form of violence, affecting millions of American children and adolescents annually; and

WHEREAS, thousands of (name of state) children and adolescents are affected by bullying annually; and

WHEREAS, targets of bullying are are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement, and dropping out of school and students who are repeatedly bullied often fear such activities as riding the bus, going to school, interacting online, and attending community activities; and

WHEREAS, children who bully are at greater risk of engaging in more serious violent behaviors; and

WHEREAS, children who witness bullying often feel less safe, helpless to stop it, and intimidated.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Governor (name of Governor) proclaims October as (name of state) National Bullying Prevention Month; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that (name of state) schools, students, parents, recreation programs, religious institutions, businesses, and community organizations be encouraged to engage in a variety of awareness and prevention activities designed to make our communities safer for all children and adolescents.