Hannibal, MO (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Missouri insurance agency, Trust GDC, recognizes the anti-bullying awareness month by offering bullying prevention education to Missouri residents. Throughout much of the country, October means cooler temperatures, costumes and candy corn. Most people associate October with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month is another cause to be recognized, according to Jamie Ruggles, Family Protection Advisor with GDC Insurance Services, a division of Trust GDC.
“I know I join other parents across the country who live in fear of their children being bullied at school. But how many of us take the time to think about whether or not our kid is the one doing the bullying?” asked Ruggles.
Over the past decade, bullying has gone from “just kids being kids” to finally being a serious issue, and in some cases, a crime. While Missouri has made many great strides in anti-bullying efforts, from new school policies and signed state laws, there is still much to be done.
As part of an effort to raise awareness about bullying, Trust GDC is providing these educational bullying prevention tips:
Statistics show that 1 in 3 young people in the United States are involved in bullying – as a bully, target of bullying, or both – according to the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center.
While cyber-bullying has become the latest focus, many hurtful words are still tossed around in cafeterias, school buses and classrooms. And the consequences are dire. Countless acts of suicide have been linked to bullying, including some in the state of Missouri.
So this month, Trust GDC is encouraging all Missouri residents to remember that actions speak louder than words and try to set a good example about the right way to treat others. The prevention of bullying starts at home.
For more info about how Trust GDC is bringing awareness to National Anti-Bullying Awareness month please contact Jamie Ruggles, Family Protection Advisor with GDC Insurance Services, a division of Trust GDC, at 877-848-6958.
About Trust GDC:
For 128 years and counting, Trust GDC has been dedicated to creating long-term relationships with its clients and companies the agency represents. Providing a combination of business strategies, insurance and risk management, with integrity and trust, has lead Trust GDC to evolve into a most well-respected Missouri insurance agency. Striving to act in their clients’ best interest through professionalism, ethical business practices and continual education, Trust GDC also serves the diverse insurance needs of Illinois and beyond.