October is National Bullying Prevention Month

With children back in their school routines, October is the perfect time for local communities nationwide to unite to raise awareness of bullying prevention through education, outreach and activities. This is the message from the organizers behind National Bullying Prevention Month, which occurs each October.

What was once historically viewed as “a childhood rite of passage” is no longer the case, as far from “making kids tougher,” bullying can result in such demoralizing effects as anxiety, self-esteem-loss, depression and school avoidance -- and even lead to physical injury or worse.

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