October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

This is a campaign founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Originally a weeklong event, it was expanded to a month to help people across the nation and around the world unite with the powerful message that bullying should not be a part of childhood. Here is a link to their website National Bullying Prevention Center

Today is also

World Day of Bullying Prevention™ An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™

It occurs the first Monday of every October. On this day students, schools. And communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying and cyberbullying. It is the kickoff to National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month every October. Here is a link to their website World Day of Bullying Prevention™ An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™

What Can You Do?

There are many initiatives and programs out there to help build awareness for this issue. By getting involved, you can help the teens in your school and in your community.

What can you personally do to prevent it? It may take you to change how you look at people.

People are just like you. They get up in the morning, they eat, they take the bus, they go to school, they play sports or video games. They may look different. Maybe they have glasses and you don’t. Or they have acne and you don’t. Maybe they are white and you are black. This is no reason to make fun of them.

We must treat people they way we want to be treated. Would you want someone to tease you because you are wearing a red jacket instead of a black one? Sometimes that is the reason why teens become the target of a bully.

Shawn’s Way

My second book, Shawn’s Way, due to publish in November, focuses on the teen challenge of bullying.

It is the story about a freshman at Mulston High School, Shawn Townson and how he becomes a taregt of a bully, just for being someone’s younger brother.

It is Book 2 of The Way Series and a sequel to my first book, The Hard Way. To find out more information about it, check out the books tab of my website.

Have a great week!

3 Replies to “October is National Bullying Prevention Month”

  1. Hi Selma, I hope you are doing well.

    I was thinking about you the other day. I found your book in my kindle. I’m on chapter 8 in “The Hard Way.” It’s very good and well written.

    I see you have a second book out now. I will have to check it out soon.

    My co-writer and I, Cat Michaels, are paying recognition to this day, as well. We have a book coming out on December 02, 2020 that sadly, deals with this very subject, too. One thing we strongly recommend for others is to be an “Upstander.” Befriend those that have issues with bullying. Safely stand up for them in situations when needed.

    Thanks for sharing this important piece today, Selma.

    Take care and stay well,
    ~Rosie

    1. Hi Rosie!

      Good to hear from you. I’m doing well. Thank you for the good thoughts about The Hard Way.

      The subject of bullying is a sad one, but there are things being done to change the culture about befriending other teens and to see others for who they really are.

      Keep me posted about your new book. I would love to read it. My second one will be out in November.

      Take Care,
      Selma

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