October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year with devastating effects such as school avoidance, loss of self-esteem, increased anxiety, and depression. Studies show that children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers. (Source: PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center).
Are you on Pinterest? Check out the Iowa AEA Pinterest site for classroom resources you can use to address the topic of bullying. Resources and support can also be found by visiting the AEA 267 Learning Supports website or by contacting Dr. Carol Sensor.