National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week
Today, October 4, 2009, begins a week of education, participation and awareness in bullying prevention across America. Statistics show that everyday over 100,000 children in the U.S. stay home to avoid bullying. Up to one-third of the nation’s students are bullied during the school year and more than 60% everyday at school.
Join the fight against all forms of bullying including cyberbullying. The Internet and cell phones have contributed to the problem. Many teenagers believe that their postings are private and will remain so. However their comments and photos may spread to millions causing irreparable harm. “Bullycide” has become an all-too-common consequence here at home and across the globe.
Take a look at the following sites for more information about bullying and cyberbullying. Take a stand against bullying and become active in its eradication.