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Recognizing Bully Preventation Month

bullying-bulletin-board-kitOctober is Bully Prevention month. It’s a great reason to help students learn how to be nice, work together and stop bullies. StopBullying.com recently posted some opportunities and tools to help you get on track to encourage Bully Prevention…

Here are just some of the great efforts in store during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention.  Media coverage of social issues has a big impact on how communities understand and address problems. Research and expert opinion suggest that certain trends in media coverage of bullying have the potential to do harm. This guidance offers help to journalists, bloggers, the entertainment creative community, and others who are developing content about bullying to engage in responsible reporting on this important topic.
  • Youth Engagement Event. Across the country, youth are encouraged to talk about bullying by organizing bullying prevention social and educational events through youth organizations in their communities.  Youth can report back on these activities through our Tumblr page. For more information, visit StopBullying.gov.
  • Conversation Starters Mobile App. Later this month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will release an app for parents to help start conversations with their kids about bullying.
  • Bullying Prevention Training Center.  This revamped section of the website provides a one-stop-shop for training materials for educators and community leaders. These new materials will be available in late October in our Training Center on StopBullying.gov.
  • Dear Colleague Letter. The Department of Education has issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague letter that provides an overview of school districts’ responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to address bullying of students with disabilities.

Keep up to date on the latest bullying prevention resources and tools and sign up for e-mail updates from StopBullying.gov.

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