October is National Bullying Prevention Month and The American Legion supports efforts to end bullying through its comic book, "Bridging the Gap."
Children and youth face many challenges in today’s society, but one constantly remains in the media spotlight — bullying. "Bridging the Gap" is an educational comic book to help middle school age children recognize, prevent and stop bullying. The comic book features six main characters and includes two stories that are interwoven throughout the book. One story focuses on physical bullying and the other on cyberbullying. Each story focuses on how to:
Define and recognize bullying behavior
Understand and protect the rights of others
Prevent and stop bullying of yourself
Prevent and stop bullying of others
American Legion Family members are encouraged to raise awareness about bullying in their community by distributing copies of "Bridging the Gap" to local schools. The comic book can be purchased online here for 75 cents apiece, or 59 cents apiece for the purchase of 100 or more.