October is bullying prevention month. In truth, as a educator, I know every month is, but this is the month that we try to bring national and global attention to solutions that help those impacted by bullying.
I am proud that schools invite me each year to speak and share my art to help students, educators, and families take action to reduce bullying. I wish I could share my message to every school; I believe it makes a difference. I recently shared my art and words with 1400 students and staff at Perrysburg Middle School in Perrysburg, Ohio. It is always a joy talking with teachers and students about the importance of leadership. In this particular presentation I was asked to kickoff the schools Owelus Bullying Program to help build leadership within the classes. It was a great day.
I wrote the following article to help students, families, and schools take action against bullying. Please download it for free here and share with everyone you know. What Everyone Needs to Know About Bullying by Kelly Croy.pdf
The opposite of bullying is leadership. We’re all in this together. Let’s build leaders.