Guest Post: Take Part in National Bullying Prevention Month
Posted Oct 23, 2012 by Alejandro De La Cruz
Today’s guest blog post is brought to you by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Based in the U.S., it provides interactive, web-based resources that offer educators, students, families and others the tools they need to address bullying.
By Julie Hertzog
But letting kids know that they are not alone is just the beginning. Students, parents, educators, and communities all have a responsibility to address bullying, but that can be difficult to do unless people understand the issue and have resources that can help. That’s why PACER initiated National Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S. during the month of October. Since 2006, the month has been recognized in communities across the United States, with countless schools and organizations using National Bullying Prevention Center resources to sponsor activities, increase awareness, and help prevent bullying.
But the event – and PACER’s free resources – don’t have to be limited to the U.S. Last year, 1.4 million people in nearly 200 countries used the National Bullying Prevention Center’s resources and web-based tools to plan events, activities, outreach and educational initiatives. National Bullying Prevention Month is a great time to let everyone know about available resources.
These free tools can really make a difference if you download them to use where you live.
- Find online resources for parents, teachers, and other adults at PACER.org/Bullying
- Check out the cool, edgy, interactive teen resources at PACERTeensAgainstBullying.org
- Make the most of fun, age-appropriate activities for elementary school at PACERKidsAgainstBullying.org
- Whether you are an educator working with a student being bullied, a parent looking for ways to help your child, or a student who wants to take action, PACER’s student action plan can help you get started.