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.
One-day or single event classroom lesson plans
Elementary school: Featuring resources available on the Kids Against Bullying website
Middle and high school: Featuring resources available on the Teens Against Bullying website
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!
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.