October 6th is Blue Shirt Day: World Day of Bullying Prevention—a day to encourage adults and children to take urgent action to combat this epidemic in our schools and streets.
The National Urban League commends Centene, Cenpatico, Children’s National Health System and Howard University for their leadership and action across the nation on this important topic and we congratulate them on the first year completion of the No Bullying Zone campaign.
No matter where it occurs, bullying can impact a child’s schoolwork, home life, health and self-esteem. Kids who bully are more likely to be arrested at an earlier age. Kids who are bullied are more likely to drop out of school. Every seven minutes a child is bullied and more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying.
On October 6th in Washington, D.C., stakeholders will gather to discuss how to prevent, identify and intervene when bullying threatens school-aged children.
Show your support for the No Bullying Zone campaign and wear blue on October 6th.