October 1, 2015
Join the movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me: that’s the message during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. Resources from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center make it easy to take action.
PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources to use during October — and throughout the year — to inspire, educate and involve others to join the movement and prevent bullying where you live. Check out all of the different events and activities and make plans to get involved. Remember, the End of Bullying Begins With You!
Show Your Support
• Register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying
• Add your name to the digital “The End of Bullying Begins With Me” petition
• Sign up for the Bullying Prevention Newsletter
• Talk in your community about bullying prevention and local activities.
Unity Day – Wed. Oct 21st
Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite against bullying!
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online—and send one large ORANGEmessage of support, hope, and unity.
Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying
A family-friendly event held by schools, businesses or communities to show the nation’s commitment to keeping students safe while at school, in the community, and on-line. The event can be accompanied by pre-and post- activities such as games for kids, speakers, music, prizes and dance.
Other Exciting Opportunities
The WE WILL Generation is a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! Students say, “We will be the generation that says, ‘This is our issue and we will be the solution.’” The program includes education on what students can do to help someone being bullied, ideas for connecting older students with younger students, and a student taught curriculum.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center offers several, free creative activities and resources for
K-12 students, educators, and parents. The goal is to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. The resources are free, available on-line, and easy to implement in the school and community.
• Project Connect – Invite students to write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper. The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.
• Create A Poster - Send us your story, poem, artwork or video on the topic expressing your ideas on bullying prevention.
• Unity Banner - Create a huge banner with the word UNITY as the central theme. Ask everyone to sign the banner, define what unity means to them, or make a suggestion about ways to unite as a school or organization.
• Above the Line—Below The Line – Create a chart that helps students actively define behaviors that they consider “above the line” versus “below the line”.
• Book Club – Read these books with classrooms and follow up activities and discussion.
Tell us what your school is doing for Bullying Prevention Month!!