October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
A MONTH OF ANTI-BULLYING ACTIVITIES!
A MONTH OF ACTION!
Monday, October 3rd
Anti-bullying activities include STOMP Out Bullying™'s signature campaign Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™ on the first Monday of every October -- this year on Monday, October 3rd. Watch for our public service announcements by featured celebrities!
The Week of October 10th
Make friends with someone you don’t know at school
If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.
Make friends with someone at school who you don't know. Invite them to sit at your lunch table or join you in an after school activity. You probably wish someone had done that for you.
Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.
Challenge Others To Be Kind
Make kindness go viral with an act of kindness and challenge friends and classmates to pay it forward with their acts of kindness. Make a video of everyone doing acts of kindness and submit it. We'll add it tou our website.
October 11th is National Coming Out Day.
Celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ questioning or as an ally.
The Week of October 17th
STAND UP for Others Week
When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.
If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!
It's a time to see everyone's differences and celebrate their similarities: Whether students are LGBT, African American, Asian, Muslim, AAPI,of Tribal descent or disabled ...make friends.
The Week of October 24th
Students can participate by
- Creating positive messages on post-its and handing them out to students at school
- Hold a "kindness" dance at school
- Creating anti-bullying videos and sharing them on the STOMP Out Bullying site
- Sharing inspirational stories on the STOMP Out Bullying site
- Create a kindness dance flash mob at school or in your community. Make a video of it and send it to us. We'll share it on our web site.
We look forward to hearing about your student led activities during National Bullying Prevention Awareness month.
The more awareness that is created during the month of October -- and all year round, you are one step closer to putting an end to bullying!