Monday, October 3, 2011

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

“The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors National Bullying Prevention Month.

Bullying is defined as aggressive behavior that is intentional. It can be physical (such as pushing or hitting) or verbal (such as hurting someone with insults or malicious gossip). In younger children, bullying can also frequently include exclusion (a child telling another she doesn’t want to play with her and urging others to join her in excluding the victim of the bullying behavior)

At EAM Teens at Teen Hangout are creating book trailers about bullying and books on bullying are being displayed.

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