October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Join us in raising awareness, educating, and inspiring action to create a world without bullying.

Use and Share Our Digital Content

Please use our digital tools below to raise awareness of ways to prevent bullying in your schools and communities.

Please use our hashtags:

  • #BullyingPreventionMonth
  • #BullyingPreventionMonthPA
  • #WearOrangeForBullyingPrevention
  • #UnityEveryDay

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You can also visit the PACER National Bullying Prevention Month Toolkit for more social graphics and sample posts.

Sample Social Post Content

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Now is the time for action so all students feel safe and supported! How are you raising awareness? #BullyingPreventionMonthPA https://bit.ly/CSS-BPM-Toolkit

#Parents: You may not see bullying happen, but you may be the first to become aware of it. If you think your child is being bullied, explain to them that bullying is wrong, and it is not their fault. More tips at https://bit.ly/CSS-BP #BullyingPreventionMonthPA

#Parents: Help support #BullyingPrevention. Educate yourself about what bullying is and is not. Learn your school’s policy on bullying. Support school’s messages against bullying. Talk to your child about the school’s policies. https://bit.ly/CSS-BP #BullyingPreventionMonthPA

Help get kids involved in #Antibullying by using the PACER #BullyingPreventionMonth toolkit. https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/activity-kit/activity-kit.asp #BullyingPreventionMonthPA

Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending himself or herself. Learn more at https://bit.ly/CSS-BP #BullyingPreventionMonthPA

Studies indicated that young victims of bullying have higher rates of agoraphobia, depression, anxiety, panic disorder and suicidality in their early to mid‐20s, compared to those who have not been bullied in childhood https://bit.ly/CSS-BP #BullyingPreventionMonthPA

Racial and ethnic minority youth and immigrants are more likely than majority and native-born youth to experience bias-based bullying. https://bit.ly/CSS-BP #BullyingPreventionMonthPA

ALWAYS report bullying to a trusted adult at school and at home. Also, schools in Pennsylvania have Safe2Say 1-844SAF2SAY or 1-844-723-2729. #BullyingPreventionMonthPA https://www.safe2saypa.org/

We wear orange on Unity Day October 18 to show we believe all students should be free to be who they are without bullying. Find out why we wear the color orange in this video. Show us your staff or students rocking orange today! #UnityEveryDay https://youtu.be/8gKBQEQUW5g

More than 1 of every 5 students report being bullied. Take action at school, at home, in your neighborhood,
at a local business, or in your workplace to show that you care about kids being safe at school, online, and in the community. https://bit.ly/CSS-BP #bullyingpreventionmonthPA

Bullying affects a student’s ability to learn. Students who are bullied often do not want to go to school, find it difficult to concentrate, show a decline in grades, and lose self-esteem. Learn how you can help prevent bullying. #bullyingpreventionmonthPA https://bit.ly/CSS-BP

Kids who witness bullying are more likely to have increased use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs; have increased mental health problems; and miss school. Talk to your kids about what they can do if they witness bullying. #bullyingpreventionmonthPA https://bit.ly/CSS-BP

Social Art

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October is Bullying Prevention Month
Stopping bullying takes everyone!
Wear Orange on Unity Day, October 18.

Key Facts and Statistics

Statistics from the 2018 Indicators of School Crime and Safety – PDF show that only 20% of school bullying incidents were reported. (Source: stopbullying.gov)

The 2019 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice) indicates that, nationwide, about 22% of students ages 12–18 experienced bullying. (Source: stopbullying.gov)

The 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 15.0% of students in grades 9–12 report being bullied on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey. (Source: stopbullying.gov)

Featured Resources


Bullying Prevention Resources – Center for Safe Schools

PACER National Bullying Prevention Month Toolkit