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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) toward a youth by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, involving an observed or perceived power imbalance. These behaviors are repeated, or have the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying can happen in person and electronically (known as cyberbullying) and can occur at school or in other settings. A recent study on youth risk behavior[12.1 MB] showed the following statistics:

Nineteen percent of U.S. high school students reported being bullied at school in the last year.

About 15 percent of U.S. high school students reported being bullied electronically in the last year.

Click here to read more and access resources in English and Spanish.

Pink Out at Brookshire Elementary

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.  Brookshire Elementary staff showed their support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by dressing in pink.

What is your school doing for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Students Choose Kindness at Brookshire Elementary

In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Brookshire Elementary students were encourage to choose kindness as they stand up to bullies together.

Check out some of the student created artwork in support of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Way to go, Brookshire Elementary!

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