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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted on October 6, 2020 by admin


Facebook and social media are often filled with bullying, negativity and hate. In a time when it feels like our only connection to the outside world is through a screen it is important that we share the goodness in our lives. For Anti-Bullying month, let’s share the moments of kindness we see others, including our children, do and Challenge Others To Be Kind!

Let’s join the National Bullying Prevention Month campaign to Challenge Others To Be Kind and make kindness go viral by performing an act of kindness and then challenging your friends and classmates to pay it forward with their own acts of kindness. It’s simple, make a video of everyone doing acts of kindness and submit it to Stomp Out Bullying and they might post it to their website! Tag me on Facebook – @staterepcummings – when you share your story or video and together we can fill our social media feeds with kindness and help. #stompoutbullying.

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ with the goal of encouraging schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.

YOU can make a difference! There are events planned all month, but it doesn’t have to be a specific event for you to get involved. If you experience bullying, see someone or know of someone being bullied, speak up and speak out. Together, we can STOMP Out Bullying!

This is your chance to make bullying prevention heard around the world!

You can begin to change the culture by putting an end to Bullying and Cyberbullying!

More activities, ideas and ways for you to get involved can also be found at: National Bullying Prevention Awareness

In Connecticut, Stand Up, Speak Out CT is working with kids, parents, and schools to provide anti-bullying programming, including live theater performances. Founded by 4-time Emmy nominee Producer / Songwriter Jill Nesi, Stand Up and Speak Out (SUSO) is committed to raising awareness about social issues that teens are faced with around the world by around the world by building connection and empathy through the arts.

Prior to Covid-19, the group produced and performed a statewide musical showcase for middle school students in collaboration with Spotlight Stage Company, called Stand Up: The Bully Prevention Musical Showcase.

Now, they’ve created a video series on social issues facing teens and young adults. Their goal for Stand Up, the first of the series, is to reach our youth and educate them through entertainment, showing them the effects of bullying and how we can all work together to put an end to bullying once and for all!

Here’s a sneak peak of the film!