National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying in the USA is a crucial issue that hurts mainly kids (students and teens). Back in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center founded a campaign called National Bullying Prevention Month taking place in October. The mission is to educate society and raise awareness about bullying and its prevention. Since 2010, the campaign includes various activities and events. It is supported by many U.S. communities, Facebook, Instagram, celebrities, and mass media.
Today, October 21st, is considered the most important one of National Bullying Prevention Month as Unity Day. Anyone can support Unity Day simply by wearing orange, which is the color of the day. The message is that we all keep standing united against all forms of bullying.
National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by many prominent figures each October.
This year, Mayim Bialik from ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has taken part in the ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully’ campaign started by free2luv.org, a nonprofit organization with mission to empower and uplift the youth, minimize bullying and teen suicide.
Jeri Ryan from ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ posted her ‘Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully’ photo on Twitter showing her respect to National Bullying Prevention Month as well.
Many anti-bullying billboards have hit the U.S. highways featuring Mayim Bialik, Jason Drucker from Nickeledeon’s ‘Every Witch Way,’ and teen musician Maddy Vance.
Everyone can show his or her recognition to National Bullying Prevention Month by spreading kindness to each other. Especially to children bullied, forced to stay at home and be afraid of the abuse.
Let’s not forget that bullying remains one of top suicide factors among teenagers these days. It keeps taking kids’ lives away bringing grief and pain to many families. Let’s show our love and support to everyone around us. Let’s stay united for the sake of those we love.