October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
Through our national stop hate hotline (844-9-NO-HATE) the Stop Hate Project has heard from parents across the country whose children have experienced hate and bullying in schools. That’s why this October, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) Stop Hate Project and Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program are joining organizations across the country in recognizing October as Bullying Prevention Month with a month of action to raise awareness and share resources.
Founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, the campaign is held nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention. As recently as 2015, more than one out of every five students report being bullied. Similar to hate incidents and hate crimes, bullying is under reported – 64% of children who are bullied did not report it.
As part of our Bullying Prevention Month of action, the Stop Hate Project and PREP launched aBullying Prevention Portal, 8449nohate.org/bullying to share resources with students, parents, and educators.