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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Can you still remember one of the Burger King’s commercials released last year?  No, not the funny ones nor some of their pranks.  The commercial has gone viral for essential reasons, not only it was emotional but was also for anti-bullying public service announcement in partnership with NoBully.org.

It was shared so many times, it was impactful in a sense that maybe it served as an eye-opener to what’s really happening in the real world.  In the video, we could see that only 12% of the customers stood up to the high school Jr. student being bullied. While a whopping 95% of the customers reported a bullied whopper Jr.  Surprising? Maybe not.

According to NoBully.org “30%” of students worldwide are the target of bullying and cyberbullying each year.  And in America, bullying is the “number one” act of violence against young people.

(Source: Burger King/Bullying Jr. Youtube Video, NoBully.org)

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  This is the time of the school year when we should hype awareness about “Bullying” and “what we can do or share to prevent it.”  There are several ways to do it and here are some helpful sites for you to check out!

    • NoBully.org is a nonprofit organization that is founded in San Francisco last 2003.  This organization ignites compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying worldwide.  According to their website, NoBully has had 90% success rate eliminating bullying in schools serving 326 schools and over 200, 000 students.
    • Pacer.orgPACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue. Founded in 2006, the organization leads social change to prevent childhood bullying, so that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online.
    • STOMPOutBullying.orgis also a nonprofit organization that is standing up against hate, racism, and discrimination. They are dedicated to changing the culture for all students.  They teach effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online.  They provide help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.
    • StopBullying.govis a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They provide information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

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We are not affiliated with any organizations mentioned in this article but we hope to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month by sharing their good causes.  Wouldn’t it be nice to see compassionate adults stood up against bullying and never pretend as if bullying doesn’t exist? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if adults choose to be kinder to give our children a brighter tomorrow? And wouldn’t it be amazing if each one of us decides to ACT today and make our world a better place to live? While we are busy thinking about our future, let’s also consider that what we do today would define our future!