Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Anti-Bullying Efforts

It’s already September. The summer is coming to a close and American children are headed back to school. While school is intended to be a place of education, socialization, and fun, it can also be a place where many children experience bullying. Bullies inflict unwanted, aggressive behavior onto others, from name calling to physical attacks. Bullying distracts from learning, creates a stressful environment, and can adversely impact the victim’s mental health. Below are several highly-rated charities focused on bringing an end to bullying.

  • The Pacer Center, a 3-star charity focused on enhancing the quality of life for youth with disabilities, operates the National Bullying Prevention Center and founded National Bullying Prevention Month.
  • The Trevor Project, a 4-star charity, is devoted to ending bullying of LGBT youth and runs a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention helpline.
  • With the aim of ensuring safe schools for all children, GLSEN, a 3-star charity, works in schools and with government officials. to conduct extensive research  and propose solutions to the problem of bullying.
  • Love is Louder is a campaign of The Jed Foundation, a 4-star charity, in partnership with MTV and actress Brittany Snow, which aims to address issues like bullying. The campaign aims to create dialogue and support around such issues.

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