The Fourth Annual National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week was held October 4-10, sponsored by the PACER Center, to encourage communities nationwide to increase awareness of the impact that bullying has on children. The reduction in bullying results in higher self-esteem of students, improved school attendance and overall better school performance.
The sad truth is that each day, 160,000 children and teens stay home from school to avoid bullying. Up to one-third of the United States' students are bullied during the academic year, and more than 60 percent witness bullying on a daily basis.
Disney's Demi Lovato shares that being bullied as a child led her to being homeschooled, and how everyone can get involved to prevent bullying in the following PSA.