This year, the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office has teamed up with the Mobile County Coalition against Bullying to celebrate the 7th annual Bullying Prevention Week, October 19-23, 2020. In the next seven minutes, a child in this country will be bullied. Verbal and physical bullying is commonly seen in our schools, on playgrounds, school buses, and community streets. Bullying through electronic means also occurs through phone texting, social media, and online gaming. This electronic abuse affects unsuspecting victims all hours of the day and night. Research shows that advocates are needed to defend those who are bullied to stop these vicious attacks. Currently, only 11% of a child’s peers might become an advocate (try to stop a bullying attack). Furthermore, only four out of 100 adults will take action to stop bullying, and the remaining 85% will remain as bystanders who will do nothing to help.
To help change this culture of bullying our office will recognize Bullying Prevention week by providing the community with virtual resources. We will focus on topics such as physical bullying, social bullying, verbal bullying, and most importantly cyberbullying. The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office’s Youth and Family Services Direct Kaila Williams has even teamed up with the Mobile County Coalition Against Bullying to create an anti-bullying music video! To watch the full video please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDszT0mKSg . Please check our social media pages for daily updates on what to to do if you are being bullied, bullying prevention, and information on our BullyBlocker program. Remember it’s cool to be kind!
For more information call or email:
Youth and Family Servies Case Officer