October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
This is such an important month and one that brings us resources, information and awareness today and throughout the year.
I have several things I have been thinking about and gathering up this month which have been helpful and powerful for me. I want to share these with you too.
First, Burger King has created a powerful new campaign called Burger King...Bullying Jr.
Please make sure you share this with everyone! Your teachers, students, peers, families and those around you in your own home too. We have watched this a few times together as a family this week.
As they state with the video,
In the BURGER KING® brand Bullying Jr. experiment, more people stood up for a bullied WHOPPER JR.® than a bullied high school Jr. Visit NoBully.org to learn how you can take a stand against bullying.
Second, a few years ago I had the honor of speaking with five young people at the Iowa Governor's Bullying Prevention Convention in Des Moines, Iowa. It was one of the most amazing experiences and one that will stay with me forever.
You can watch this video here.
And third, I brought together these resources and others for librarians, teachers and students in the National Bullying Prevention Awesome Resources Collection by Destiny.
You will find this public Collection here. Please feel free to use and share this too.
There is nothing more important than teaching our young people kindness, respect and love.
Please take a moment or two to share these resources and embrace these thoughts this month too.
It will make a difference.