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National Stop Bullying Day

Stand up against bullying - join us on National Stop Bullying Day to spread awareness and protect our kids!
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Get ready to help make the world a better place by participating in National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday of October! This important day was created to raise awareness about the damaging effects that bullying can have on its victims. It is also an opportunity for individuals, schools, and organizations to come together and work towards creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone. By joining this movement, you can make a difference in your community and help put an end to bullying.

History of National Stop Bullying Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Recognition of Bullying</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1800s, bullying is acknowledged as a common childhood behavior, albeit seen as part of normal development without realizing its harmful impacts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Bullying Studies</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the 1970s, Swedish researcher Dan Olweus conducts some of the first major studies on bullying, raising awareness of its negative effects.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Anti-Bullying Legislation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Several states in the United States begin to enact legislation to combat bullying in schools during the 1990s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cyberbullying Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the increase in digital communication, cyberbullying becomes a new form of harassment, leading to new research and prevention efforts.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Stop Bullying Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Stop Bullying Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday in October, raising awareness and encouraging prevention of bullying.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Continuous Efforts</div><div class='timeline-text'>Schools, organizations, and individuals continue to observe National Stop Bullying Day and work towards creating safe environments free from bullying.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Stop Bullying Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an anti-bullying assembly</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bring in a speaker to your school or organization and host an assembly to raise awareness about bullying. Invite people from the community who have experienced bullying, and have them speak and share their stories.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a walk or run to raise money for anti-bullying initiatives. Ask local businesses to donate supplies, such as snacks and water, to help cover costs. Put up posters around town and invite people to come and support the cause.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Start a kindness challenge</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Encourage your friends and family to join you in performing small acts of kindness each day. It can be something as simple as complimenting someone or helping someone carry their groceries.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write a letter to your local newspaper or elected representatives, urging them to take action against bullying in your community. Include statistics about bullying, stories of victims, and examples of successful anti-bullying programs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Reach out to your local school district or children's hospital and volunteer your time to help those affected by bullying. You could mentor kids who have been bullied or help lead anti-bullying initiatives.</p></div></div>

Why National Stop Bullying Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bullying is damaging to mental health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Bullying affects more than just the person being bullied - it can have long lasting and damaging effects on the mental health of victims, leading to issues such as anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts. By raising awareness of bullying, we can help those affected by it take the necessary steps to get support and find healthy ways to cope.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bullying has serious consequences</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>If left unchecked, bullying may lead to physical violence or other dangerous behaviors, and can ultimately result in serious injury or even death. It is important to recognize when someone is being bullied and take steps to stop it before it gets too far.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Bullying needs to be taken seriously</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Unfortunately, bullying still exists in our society and can be extremely difficult for victims to confront alone. National Stop Bullying Day provides an opportunity for us to come together and raise awareness about the issue so that everyone knows how serious it is, taking steps towards reducing the prevalence of bullying in our communities.</p></div></div>

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2023

Oct 11

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Oct 9

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2025

Oct 8

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Oct 14

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2027

Oct 13

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