As the leaves change and students settle into their second month of school, an important time of year is upon us: National Bullying Prevention Month. Every October, this month-long nationwide campaign promotes kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
One in five students 12–18 experiences bullying, according to PACER. Of those students, nearly half will face ongoing bullying.
The effects of bullying don’t stop when students leave school. Students who experience bullying are more likely to develop depression, negative self-image, and behavior problems.
Join us in standing against bullying and advocating for our students and communities. Wear orange with us on Unity Day, October 20, 2021, to show your support. Together, let’s unite for a kinder, more accepting, and inclusive world!
Learn more about National Bullying Prevention Month and Unity Day from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.