Choose Compassion in Support of National Bullying Prevention Month
Despite increased media coverage about bullying and the dangers associated with it, bullying continues to be a problem among school-aged children. Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied in school. And while “traditional” verbal, social, or physical bullying can take place in person, cyberbullying can occur almost anywhere online. Fortunately, there are many ways for concerned parents to help children identify, avoid, and deal with these harmful situations.
In recognition of October as National Bullying Prevention Month, Connections Academy schools across the country are inviting families to talk about the issue and spread awareness. This year, we’d like you to share with us how you are setting an example to encourage everyone to “Choose Compassion” and help prevent bullying!
How to Make Compassion Go Viral
It’s easy to participate. Simply connect with Connections Academy on Facebook. Throughout the month, you and your student can see tips for diffusing bullying behavior and read other families’ stories of choosing compassionate actions. If you wish, you can even submit your own stories!
You can support the campaign by submitting a:
- story about how you or your student showed compassion to help others
- photo of your student showing the “Choose Compassion” printable, also available on our Facebook page
Show your support and share your story here.