National Youth Violence Prevention Week

bully-app-iphoneThe Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth is marking 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.

KnowBullying, a free smartphone tool, produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), can help get the conversation started. 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!


Prevent Bullying: How to Talk About Bullying

Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. They can:

Learn more: Visit the Bullying Prevention Training Center