October is National Prevent Bullying month
October is 'National Prevent Bullying Month' and to raise awareness, many people are wearing orange to support the "Make it Orange and Make it End" movement.
We are more aware about the problem of bullying, but still have a long way to go, said
Dr. Tatiana Falcone, a child psychologist at Cleveland Clinic Children's.
"Schools are more sensitive to listening to all of the issues that are happening, but sometimes it takes a lot of times before parents or the school knows about what's happening," Falcone said.
Bullying can be emotional as well as physical, and it is pervasive, typically lasting more than 6 months. Kids who are bullied may suffer from anxiety and depression, so parents need to look for the signs.
"They're having issues to go to sleep at night or you see any change in their behavior. I think It's very important to try to address it and see," Falcone said. "It's important parents empower children with the confidence to speak up if they, or someone they know, is being bullied, and to speak up to the teacher, to a parent, or their coach."
National Bullying Prevention Month is recognized in communities across the United States. Hundreds of schools and organizations are expected to take part.