National Bullying Prevention Month (NBPM) is month-long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. It 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.
Everyone’s actions matter: we all have a role to play in bullying prevention. It’s vital for adults to know how to respond, to be there for those involved in bullying situations, to hold youth accountable for bullying behavior, and to support and educate youth about how to advocate for themselves and for others.
It is important to reinforce the message that all students deserve to feel safe and supported, and to promote acting with kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Together we can create communities that are kinder, more inclusive and accepting for all students. Learn what you can do at https://www.pacer.org/bullying/.
View Safety & Crisis Resources on the MBSD website.
Source: October is National Bullying Prevention Month. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/. Accessed 12 October 2022.