Thursday, October 2, 2014

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention (FPBP) are proud to release a variety of resources aimed at informing youth, those who work with youth, members of the media, parents, and schools. These resources and more may be found at
Here are several of the exciting efforts being highlighted this month:
  • #StopBullying365 – All month long, the FPBP will be using the hashtag #StopBullying365 to collect stories of how individuals and communities are taking action in bullying prevention. Join on Facebook
    and Twitter
     to learn more. 
  • The FPBP are pleased to announce the start of a year-long relationship with NASA’s Scott Kelly, who will make bullying prevention a priority during his time in space. Watch Astronaut Kelly’s video
  • KnowBullying
    . The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) new mobile app provides parents, caretakers, and teachers with important bullying prevention information, and can help get the conversation started between parents/caregivers and children about bullying in as little as 15 minutes a day.
  • Internet Safety Two-Part Webinar Series – On October 30, the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the first of a two-part webinar series. The first webinar will focus on internet safety and cyberbullying. Stay tuned to for more information!
  • Media Guidelines for Bullying Prevention
    . 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.
With all of these new resources and attention, it’s a great time to consider how you can help raise awareness about bullying and take action to stop it. Teens can find inspiration by visiting our Tumblr
 site. Tell us what you are going to do by engaging on Facebook
 and Twitter
 using #StopBullying365.

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