October is World Bullying Prevention Month, and today (October 13) is National Stop Bullying Day in the United States!
WRAP joins students, schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the world to take a stand against bullying.
It’s up to all of us to change the culture of bullying and to be examples of kindness, inclusion, empathy, and support.
One way to help prevent bullying is to practice the five key concepts of WRAP: hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support. Here are a few tips:
- Hope: Offer hope of a better life and future to those who may be struggling with bullying.
- Personal responsibility: Take a look at your words, actions, and reactions. If you’ve ever been part of bullying, intimidation, or unkind actions, apologize. Owning up to our mistakes is part of growth and hope.
- Education: Learn about effective bullying prevention strategies.
- Self-advocacy: If you experience bullying, speak up for yourself and your well-being, and ask for help from your supporters.
- Support: Provide support to anyone you know who is being bullied, or to anyone you witness being bullied. Empathy and friendship go a long way!
Did You Know?
- One out of every five (20.2%) students reports being bullied. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2019)
- One in five (20.9%) tweens (9 to 12 years old) has been cyberbullied, cyberbullied others, or seen cyberbullying. (Patchin & Hinduja, 2020)
- Nearly half (49.8%) of tweens (9 to 12 years old) said they experienced bullying at school, and 14.5% of tweens shared they experienced bullying online. (Patchin & Hinduja, 2020)
- A little less than a third (30%) of adult Americans are bullied at work. (Workplace Bullying Institute, 2021)
These WRAP resources can help youth who are being bullied—and help prevent youth from bullying others.
- Youth WRAP
- A WRAP Workbook for Kids
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Updated Edition
- WRAP Workbook
- WRAP On the Go
Thank you for being part of the WRAP family!
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