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National Stop Bullying Day 2023: Date, History, Facts about Bulgelining

Although abusers have always existed, research on the subject did not commence until the 1970s. A psychologist from Norweigan, Dr. Dan Olweus, led the charge to better comprehend and prevent bullying.

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On National Stop Bullying Day, observed on the second Wednesday of October, educators, parents, and students collectively educate themselves about the issue of bullying and develop awareness regarding preventative measures. It requests that educational institutions and community organizations unite parents, children, and educators in an effort to prevent instances of bullying. There are numerous manifestations of bullying, and victims may feel impotent or unable to intervene. Although bystander intervention is a timely and effective method of preventing bullying, it may be even more crucial to comprehend its prevention strategies.

The background of National Stop Bullying Day

Although abusers have always existed, research on the subject did not commence until the 1970s. A psychologist from Norweigan, Dr. Dan Olweus, led the charge to better comprehend and prevent bullying. As a result of the tragic suicides of three tormented boys in 1983, Dr. Olweus devised a program to prevent bullying that influenced anti-bullying initiatives in the United States during the 1990s.

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After the Columbine school murder in 1999, anti-bullying initiatives proliferated in and around schools. The unfortunate incident appeared to give way to the movement, which shifted its emphasis from placing the burden on the victim to repairing the environment surrounding them. In order to address the issue of bullying, legislative measures and policy objectives were implemented to prevent it, while educators directed their efforts toward equipping bystanders, monitoring classrooms and corridors, and penalizing and reforming the abusers.

California and Georgia were among the states that enacted anti-bullying legislation the quickest. This occurred in 2008 and was specifically aimed at eradicating the nascent menace of cyberbullying in California. This measure adhered to the Federal legislation that declared online abuse and harassment unlawful. Although it did not specifically target cyberbullying, it significantly contributed to its prevention.

Anti-bullying organizations and foundations, in addition to legislative measures, have made substantial contributions to the fight against the problem. Illustrative instances comprise the National Bullying Prevention Center, established in 2006 by the PACER organization, and the STOMP Program, initiated in 2005 with the objective of eliminating cyberbullying, racism, and homophobia, respectively. Established in 2009 by two collegiate women, The Kind Campaign is dedicated to eradicating inter-gender abuse. Bullying is presently a matter of national recognition, and there are numerous resources available to assist victims, bystanders, parents, and educators in combating the issue.

5 crucial facts regarding bulgelining

One in five students aged 12 to 18 reported experiencing bullying on school grounds.

The grade where bullying is most frequently reported by students is sixth (31%).

At any given time, less than 40% of secondary school students disclosed incidents of bullying to an adult.

A alarming statistic indicates that approximately 160,000 adolescents have missed school as a result of bullying.

In more than 50% of instances, the tormenting situation is resolved when a peer bystander intervenes.

NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY DATES

YearDateDay
2021October 13Wednesday
2022October 12Wednesday
2023October 11Wednesday
2024October 9Wednesday
2025October 8Wednesday
Arshiya Khan
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