National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Time To Talk About Bullying
March 23–27, 2015
This week is National Youth Violence Prevention Week—a time for students, parents, caregivers, and educators to discuss and determine effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence, including bullying.
SAMHSA’s bullying prevention efforts include the KnowBullying app, a free smartphone tool that provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children.
The app is designed to address the needs of children ages 3–18 and includes discussion prompts for adults working with children who are bullied, who witness bullying, or who bully others.
KnowBullying also includes useful tips on how to deal with cyberbullying, how to recognize warning signs that a child may be facing a bullying problem, how to work with schools on this issue, and how to find and reach out to local mental health services or other supports.
Download the free KnowBullying app now and start an important conversation with your child today!