National Bullying Prevention Month
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Bullying Prevention Month. Although media reports often call unwanted, aggressive behavior among young adults "bullying," this is not exactly accurate. Many state and federal laws address bullying-like behaviors under very serious terms, such as hazing, harassment, and stalking. Most young adults are also uncomfortable with the term bullying—they associate it with school-aged children.
You can help make the difference:
- Encourage young adults to talk to someone they trust.
- Determine if the behavior violates campus policies or laws. Review student codes of conduct, state criminal laws, and civil rights laws.
- Report criminal acts to campus or community law enforcement.
- Encourage young adults to report cyberbullying.
Join the movement! "The end of bullying begins with me": that is the message for this year's activities. It is a time when communities and partners can come together to help prevent bullying and prepare teens for the future.
Get Started - Check out:
- Prevent Bullying in the Community, StopBullying.gov
- Community Action Toolkit, StopBullying.gov
- Free KnowBullying Mobile App, SAMHSA