Stand Up Speak Out: Prevent Bullying Now!
October is National Bullying Prevention month. Youth Thrive, in conjunction with our Wake County community of partners, is launching our annual Bullying Prevention Campaign: STAND UP! SPEAK OUT!
Bullying is a significant problem plaguing our schools and our communities. More than 3.2 million students fall victim to a bully every year. Every day, approximately 160,000 students miss class, because they are afraid to confront their bully. Every seven minutes, a young person experiences bullying, and 85% of the time, no one steps in.
In Wake County, bullying was reported by 1 in 5 (19%) of surveyed high school students (Wake YRBS, 2013), which closely mirrors national statistics.
What can you do?
- Download the Bullying Prevention Toolkit (developed by the Youth Thrive Emotional Well-Being Action Team)