Local group PACER is known for helping families of children with disabilities, but this month their also bringing to light the issue of bullying. Their program running now is called the “We Will Generation,” which empowers kids to stop bullying.
The southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth will become Orange Earth in support of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month. Orange is the designated color of bullying prevention. The 25-foot toga on the Green Giant statue in Blue Earth will turn orange Wednesday in support of bullying prevention.
Students against bullying rallied at the Capitol Saturday, demanding tougher laws against bullying.
The FBI is recognizing a Bloomington organization that works to prevent bullying.
Every day in schools across the country, more than 160,000 kids are bullied. Being picked on is nothing new, but in recent years there have been several stories of bully victims taking their own lives.
Bullies are forcing more than 160,000 kids across the country to stay home from school every day. Fear of an attack or intimidation can have an impact that lasts a lifetime.