National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a great time to mobilize your community to develop a plan to prevent and address bullying. Parents, educators, elected officials, students, health and safety providers, recreation, faith-based, and business leaders all have a role to play in keeping children and teens in your community safe from bullying. Not sure where to start? StopBullying.gov has a Bullying Prevention Training Center with resources to help you get started. Here’s what you can do today:
- Get inspired with The Take Action Today booklet that provides real stories of real people working hard to prevent bullying in their schools and communities.
- Learn how to lead a bullying prevention effort with The Bullying Prevention Training Module, a research-based resource to prepare for your bullying prevention efforts.
- Use the Community Action Toolkit to plan a community event to raise awareness about bullying in your community and to mobilize action. Available in English and Spanish.
- Download, print and post; or share the Snapshot on Bullying in America infographic with information and data on what bullying is, how children bully, who is bullied, the impacts of bullying, and bullying prevention strategies. Available in English and Spanish.
- Engage leaders, professionals, and educators in how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention and earn continuing education with the Bullying Prevention Continuing Education Course.
- Work with community leaders and share the user guides for 11 types of community stakeholders to engage them bullying prevention training and activities. Available in English and Spanish.