Tuesday, October 1 marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of bullying prevention awareness and best practices. Please join us, and hundreds of other organizations across the country, in honoring those who are leading local efforts in their communities and promoting new resources to stop bullying before it starts. Below are a few ideas on how you can get involved:
- Talk to your family, friends and professional networks. With Bullying Prevention Month just around the corner, we need your help getting the word out, both in-person and online. Please see the sample content below for ideas on how to promote through social media, and please use the hashtag #StopBullying13.
- Learn about the role you play in bullying prevention. Visit StopBullying.gov for the latest research and recommendations on bullying prevention. You will find tips on how to talk about bullying with kids; organize prevention efforts at school; develop community-wide strategies for local stakeholders; and lead bullying prevention trainings and events.
- Share the infographic. Now available in the StopBullying.gov image gallery, the infographic includes information and statistics on the many forms of bullying; boys, girls and bullying; age as a factor; why kids bully, the impact of bullying; and why many kids keep silent.
- Host a community event. Raise awareness of the issues surrounding bullying through a town hall event, training or webinar. Ensure that a variety of relevant stakeholders are involved, using the StopBullying.gov Training Modules and Community Action Toolkit to help you get started.
- Stay connected. Throughout the month, StopBullying.gov will post new resources, data, images and stories from the field. All will be found on StopBullying.gov, the Facebook page, the Twitter handle and Tumblr. Feel free to share them!
- Sample Tweet:
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Tell us how you will take action to #StopBullying13 http://1.usa.gov/FR1OOV
- Sample Facebook Posts:
- October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month! Learn about the role you play in helping to stop bullying before it starts: http://1.usa.gov/FR1OOV #StopBullying13
- Interested in organizing an activity or event during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month? It’s not too late! Visit StopBullying.gov for ideas on how to get started: http://1.usa.gov/16oAU4o
- Engaging Youth on Tumblr:
Don’t forget to remind youth to follow us on Tumblr: http://stopbullying.tumblr.com/