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The Importance of National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month (NBPM) is an important time to elevate the conversation about addressing and preventing bullying of K-12 children and youth. PACER founded NBPM in 2006 as a week-long event; it became a month-long one in 2010.

Bullying is the aggressive use of power, targeting another person or group of people with repeated, unwanted words or action, hurting them emotionally or physically. Bullying impacts the education, health, and safety of K-12 youth.

“The negative effects of bullying can last a lifetime,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “Calling out bullying behavior and supporting those who are bullied can make a big difference for those who experience bullying.”

National Bullying Prevention Month is an opportunity to:

 What you need to know:

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers age-appropriate resources to help students, parents, educators, and community members address bullying. The message is stronger when united by the common belief that bullying is wrong and shouldn’t happen to anyone. 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].