October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the Victor Valley Union High School District is participating by raising awareness about bullying.
“Whether on a physical campus or in the online realm, bullying is a problem that many students may face at one time or another,” VVUHSD Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams said. “We are asking our staff and students to take an active role in preventing bullying, and we support our school sites in helping to raise awareness among our students and their families.”
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center started the annual campaign as a catalyst for:
—Involving a nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools
—Offering information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying
—Providing a platform to hold school and community events
—Sharing information about the issue through news media, social media, videos and print publications
—Talking with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention
—Promoting dialogue between educators, parents and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying
—Encouraging organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources
—Inspiring everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion
—Helping to create a world without bullying
According to the PACER website, "Every day thousands of young people experience bullying from their peers while at school, after school in their neighborhoods, and even when they are at home, through social media and texts. There are many ways to support bullying prevention as an individual or with friends and family, and within your school or community."
For more about bullying and what you can do to prevent it, or to participate or plan National Bullying Prevention Month events, visit: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/