Center Broadcasting Company has been passing along a series of facts and prevention suggestions, in addition to public service announcements in dealing with bullying – a nationwide epidemic affecting our children. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we encourage you to be aware of these bullying facts: The two keys to creating change are: increasing awareness that bullying has lifelong impact, and giving people the tools they need to respond effectively. In addition, students can be especially effective in bullying intervention. More than 55 percent of bullying situations will stop when a peer intervenes. Student education of how to address bullying for peers is critical, as is the support of adults. During National Bullying Prevention Month, please remember these key messages; unite communities; raise awareness; educate others and inspire action. Let people know if children are being bullied, they're not alone. Unite and be a champion against bullying.