October is National Bullying Prevention Month

It just crossed my desk that October is National Bullying Prevention Month! I did not know that but it doesn’t surprise me especially since there is so much in the news, lately.

Did you know that the Coalition has a program entitled: “Bullying—You Are Not Alone”? We are avaliable to present this vital, and important program to your agency or group. Let us know that you’re interested and we will set up a date.

We all know that we should never let a bully get “under our skin” and fight back, physically. Seek out help and let that person resolve it peacefully.

Recently, however, we heard in the news that a 12 year old boy who was being bullied went into his families gun safe and got a gun. He then went to the 13 year old boy that was bullying him and shot him. The boy will survive but both their lives will be forever changed.

So, tell someone if you are being bullied and ask them for help. When it gets resolved, you might just gain a new friend. I did and I had a new friend; one that I would catch up with whenever I returned to my home town.


Peace be With You.

JACK RINGLAND
COORDINATOR

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