The Pacer Center whose website is the home for The National Center for Bullying Prevention has declared October the month to get involved in order to protect those who can't protect themselves.
The PACER Center's goal (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to create "opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents."
According to their website, This year marks the fifth anniversary of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month. "Traditionally held the first week in October, the event has been expanded to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month.
During the event—and throughout the year—you are encouraged to use the creative resources (found here) to engage, educate, and inspire others to join the movement."
Taken from Pacer.org check out these inspiring ways to get involved in this wonderful cause:
Raising awareness will change attitudes!
- Free bookmarks—One version for elementary school students and one for middle and high school students
- Start a “Peer Advocacy” Program—Empower students to speak out on the behalf of other students
- Visit the ACT section of Teens Against Bullying—Innovative ideas for students to engage and educate their peers and younger students
- Become a “Peer Champion”—Students who are uniquely using their talents to raise awareness
- Put On a Community Event—Hold a special event in your community to show that you car
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