Take Action During National Bullying Prevention Month October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an opportunity to take action to promote a positive school environment and help prevent bullying. One in every five children in the US experiences bullying in school and, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, nearly half of US teens ages 13 to 17 have reported experiencing cyberbullying. As bullying can cause physical, social, emotional, and academic harm to all those involved, bullying prevention efforts are critical to promote the well-being of all kids. While bullying can be pervasive and challenging to prevent, social-emotional learning has been shown to help prevent bullying in tandem with anti-bullying programs. By fostering positive classroom norms, teaching relationship and problem-solving skills, supporting emotion-regulation skills, and cultivating empathy, social-emotional learning helps create the environments students need to be ready to learn. Your voice can help protect kids. Use the form to ask your state and federal lawmakers to prioritize access to social-emotional learning to help prevent bullying. We’ve provided a prewritten letter that you can edit if you’d like to include a personal message. Thank you for advocating with us!