It is always important to talk about the dangers of bullying and the trauma it can bring to kids, but this month, we will use our voices to speak up extra loudly.
This year, the mental health team wants to kick off our Anti-bullying campaign with a proactive approach. We are excited to share that our school community will be celebrating ‘Unity Day – United against Bullying’ on Oct 21st this year.
Unity Day is an annual event occurring during National Bullying Prevention Month that promotes joining together to create healthier communities through kindness, acceptance of difference, and inclusion. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Include someone, Make a difference”. It was started by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2011 and is now celebrated around the world.
This is a featured event during National Bullying Prevention Month with a simple call to action: wear an ORANGE t-shirt as this color is associated with ‘safety’, ‘visibility’, and ‘ Diversity’. Along with wearing orange, we are also going to have a few anti-bullying classroom activities on the Acceptance and Inclusion that week to show our students we care about safe and supportive communities for them.
We hope you’ll join us by celebrating our very own Unity Day event about bullying prevention. We will have a tremendous impact on their young lives when we demonstrate our unity on this important topic. Let’s all unite and talk about the positive things we can do to make healthier communities.