National Block it Out Day aims to combat cyberbullying

NEW YORK (WABC) -- An organization is taking aim at cyberbullies with one message - block them.

Sunday, November 14 was National Block it Out Day, which is designed to stop cyberbullies in their tracks.

While bullying decreased while schools were closed during the pandemic, the return to school also marked the return of bullying.

According to the National Center for Education, more than one out of every five students will be bullied this year.

Former NFL star Tony Richardson says it's time to block bullies.

"My biggest message is, there's no reason for that, there's no place for that in our society because obviously, hurt a lot of people, not only young people but hurting adults as well," Richardson said.

Last year, the campaign reached more than 3.5 million people with its message to block out cyberbullies, haters, and trolls.

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