October is Bullying Awareness Month!
It’s a great time to focus on raising awareness about bullying. More importantly, now is a great time to start or enhance strategies to prevent bullying in your neighborhood schools.
What you can do
Consider any of the following elements of a school-based bullying prevention program:
• Increased supervision of students
• School rules that detect, address, and provide consequences for bullying
• Consistent enforcement of a school-wide anti-bullying policy
• Collaboration with school staff and parents to promote anti-bullying
What is Bullying?
Bullying is a type of youth violence that threatens young people’s well-being.
What is CDC’s Role in Bullying Prevention?
The CDC works to understand and prevent bullying before it starts.
Learn more about how widespread bullying is in the U.S, why some children may be at a higher risk for bullying than others, and the consequences of being a victim of bullying by downloading the recently updated CDC Factsheet on Bullying Prevention, which is available in both English and Spanish.