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National Bullying Prevention Month

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Twitter: @PACER_NBPC

Facebook: @PACERsNationalBullyingPreventionCenter


Every October, individuals from across the nation – and around the world – unite in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying.

The campaign is a catalyst for:

  • Involving a nation to take action at the local level to create safe and supportive schools

  • Offering information and education about how everyone can prevent bullying

  • Providing a platform to hold school and community events

  • Sharing information about the issue through news media, social media, videos and print publications

  • Talking with education and public policy leaders about their roles in bullying prevention

  • Promoting dialogue between educators, parents and students on their roles in addressing and preventing bullying

  • Encouraging organizations to share information about their bullying prevention resources

  • Inspiring everyone to unite for kindness, acceptance and inclusion

  • Helping to create a world without bullying


Hold a Pledge Signing Event: An opportunity to involve everyone to make the commitment to unite against bullying.

Create A Unity Tree: An interactive and hands-on activity, a shared experience in which anyone can participate and everyone can watch the tree grow. Each person contributes their own unique experiences, creative ideas, and strategies by writing positive messages on leaves that are attached to the tree.

Project Connect: Invite students to write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper. The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.

Classroom Toolkits

One-day or single event classroom lesson plans

Week-long classroom lesson plan

  • Elementary school: A complete classroom tool kit for discussing bullying prevention with young students. Features free downloads of daily activities, games and contests.

  • Middle/high school: Promote bullying awareness in your middle or high school classroom by using the activities and resources in this 5 day toolkit.

Year-long classroom lesson plans

  • All ages: ALL IN is a year-long toolkit for all students, with everything needed for an adult presenter in a classroom or community organization to deliver information on addressing and preventing bullying within the school, in online platforms, and in the community. Register for ALL-IN!

PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
(888) 248-0822
(952) 838-0199 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Bailey Lindgren

Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Earlier Event: September 29
World Heart Day
Later Event: October 2
Walk to School Day