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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

In the next 7 minutes, a child in the U.S. will be bullied. It may be the son or daughter of someone you know or, worse, it may be your own. Meanwhile, only four in 100 adults will intervene. And only 11 percent of the child’s peers might do the same. The rest — 85 percent — will do nothing.

6 bullyproof secrets  Tom Thelen is one of America’s leading experts on bullying and cyberbullying prevention. He is the author of two books for students and the creator of the Victimproof Bullying Prevention Program at He recently spoke to a large crowd at THE Institute for Strengthening Families fall conference.

In support of October's National Bullying Prevention Month, we are sharing his article, 6 Bullyproof Secrets Every Parent & Teacher Must Know. For additional information on bully prevention, learn more at

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