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File #: 19-0176R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing October as Anti-Bullying Month
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/28/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/28/2019
Enactment #:
Title: Recognizing October as Anti-Bullying Month For the purpose of recognizing October as Anti-Bullying Month and calling on all schools and organizations dealing with youth in Baltimore to do their part to bring awareness to the bullying crisis and work to end bullying.
Sponsors: Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, President Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Shannon Sneed, Ryan Dorsey, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Danielle McCray
Indexes: Anti-Bullying, Month, Recognizing
Attachments: 1. 19-0176R~1st Reader, 2. Complete Bill File 19-0176R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Schleifer

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Recognizing October as Anti-Bullying Month
For the purpose of recognizing October as Anti-Bullying Month and calling on all schools and organizations dealing with youth in Baltimore to do their part to bring awareness to the bullying crisis and work to end bullying.
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A national study showed that 49% of students have been bullied in one way or another (physical, verbal, or cyber) while in grades 4 through 12.

Bullying is a public health crisis effecting not only our children but people of all ages.

Every October, schools and organizations across the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of its prevalence and impact.

We call on all schools and organizations dealing with youth in Baltimore to do their part in bringing awareness to this crisis. Bullying causes such distress that often children will harm themselves or even commit suicide. With enough education and attention to this crisis we can end bullying.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council recognizes October as Anti-Bullying Month and calls on all schools and organizations dealing with youth in Baltimore to do their part to bring awareness to the bullying crisis and work to end bullying.

And be it further resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to the...

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