October 12, 2016

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month


October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This year's Bullying Prevention Awareness Month marks the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. This month postings on the blog of the Department of Health and Human Services will feature "Youth Voice" - personal stories from groups that are likely to experience bullying, including:

  • October 10th - 14th: Youth Voice: Stories from LGBTQ Youth
  • October 17th - 21st: Youth Voice: Stories from Youth with Disabilities
  • Unity Day. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, students, educators, families, TV personalities, and others will wear orange to make it end, hold events, and share stories, photos, and videos on social media. Thousands of people will wear the official 2016 Unity Day t-shirt and schools across the country will display the Unity Day poster.
  • Twitter Town Hall. On Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3-4pm EST, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a Twitter Town Hall with experts from the Division of Adolescent and School Health and the Division of Violence Prevention to talk about bullying among youth.
  • October 24th - 28th: Youth Voice: Stories from Tribal Youth
  • October 31st: Recap and call to action

Bullying Prevention Training Center. This revamped section of the HHS website provides a one-stop-shop for training materials for educators and community leaders. Also visit the Training Center and get free continuing education! Share stories on Facebook and Twitter and share what you're doing to prevent bullying in your community using the hashtag: #StopBullying365.