October is National Bullying Prevention Month: How can you help?

bully-girls-2-medThe End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message the National Bullying Prevention Center wants to deliver this month. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action.

“Make it Orange and Make it End!” In 2011, Ellen DeGeneres promoted the cause on television by wearing orange and reminding millions of viewers about the importance of bullying prevention. Facebook supports the cause during October by providing users with information  on its safety, educator, and privacy pages. Again in 2013, students will wear orange today and use  resources to support the cause, hand out orange “UNITY” ribbons at school, and write “UNITY” on their hands or binders. Be sure to ‘Attend’ and ‘Share’ the Unity Day Facebook Event.

Treat Everyone with Respect

Nobody should be mean to others.

  • Stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone.
  • If you feel like being mean to someone, find something else to do. Play a game, watch TV, or talk to a friend.
  • Talk to an adult you trust. They can help you find ways to be nicer to others.
  • Keep in mind that everyone is different. Not better or worse. Just different.
  • If you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. Everyone feels better.

Be a buddy, NOT a bully!

Bullying. It’s a problem you hear a lot about. But how much do you really know about it? Take this quiz from GSUSA and test your knowledge.

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