October is National Bullying Prevention Month to fight against bullying. Lizzie Velasquez has become a regular target for cyberbullies, who have in the past dubbed her the “world’s ugliest woman.” Now, she’s getting some help. In a new video posted by the Women Rising organization, celebrities recognize National Bullying Prevention Month and say “I’m with Lizzie.”
Join Lizzie and a variety of influencers as they raise awareness and take a stand against bullying.
Visit imwithlizzie.com to see how you can take action. #ImWithLizzie. Will you join her? See below other ways you can get involved this month.
The National Bullying Prevention Center offers several, free creative activities and resources for K-12 students, educators, and parents. The goal is to raise awareness and increase understanding of how to respond to bullying. The resources are free, available on-line, and easy to implement in the school and community.
- Project Connect – Invite students to write a message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper. The strips are then stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.
- Create A Poster – Send us your story, poem, artwork or video on the topic expressing your ideas on bullying prevention.
- Unity Banner – Create a huge banner with the word UNITY as the central theme. Ask everyone to sign the banner, define what unity means to them, or make a suggestion about ways to unite as a school or organization.
- Above the Line—Below The Line – Create a chart that helps students actively define behaviors that they consider “above the line” versus “below the line”.
- Book Club – Read these books with classrooms and follow up activities and discussion.