October is bullying prevention awareness month, an important time to raise recognition of bullying and its problems. Bullying consists of unwanted aggressive behavior and/or the enforcement of a power imbalance against a youth. It can include physical harm, taunts, spreading rumors, threats, and isolation (http://www.stopbullying.gov). It can happen both in person and from far away, and in today’s world of social media, cyberbullying has made it particularly hard for targets to escape from bullies.
Adults sometimes dismiss bullying as a minor phase of adolescence that youths simply need to go through. In contrast to this attitude, many children, teenagers, and young adults suffer acutely from bullying, and it has been linked to suicide in many cases. Therefore, it is very important to encourage children, parents, and school officials to take bullying seriously. Teaching children methods to stand up to bullies and support one another has proven to be effective strategies. Schools and parents can also play a role in teaching children how to cope with their feelings in productive ways so that they are less likely to become bullies.
At SolScents, we are dedicated to helping important causes and we recognize that bullying is a major problem affecting many young people in our country and around the world. Our seven lines of SolScent sunscreen each help a different cause, and bullying awareness is one of them. For each SolScents Deep Love sunscreen product that you buy, we donate a percent of the profits to help this cause.
By raising awareness about the negative consequences of bullying and strategies to manage this problem we can help create school environments that allow students to feel safe and accepted. Help SolScents engage members of the community and support our children. Together, we can help our children grow up safe and happy! For more information about bullying and what you can do, visit http://www.stopbullying.gov.