October is National Bullying Month.
It was once thought that bullying wasn't a serious issue. It was a "right of passage" and would "toughen kids up." We have seen the devastating effects bullying can cause when intervention doesn't happen. Bullying can leave life-lasting scars and can even lead to death.
To raise awareness, communities and schools across the nation have put programs in place during National Bullying Month. Even major corporation have jumped on the bandwagon and started creating advertisements to raise awareness.
School choice is imperative in a society where bullying regularly occurs. Many of us have chosen the school our children attend due to bullying situations. Letting your legislator know your story - why you've chosen to exercise your right to decide where your child is educated - is a great step in helping solidify the importance of educational choice to our leaders AND saying NO to bullying.
To get more information on some anti-bullying campaigns, check out these great resources: