Unite against bullying with stars and studentsPublished 4:45pm Saturday, October 6, 2012
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying?
If you care about students who are bullied and want bullying to end, make your color orange on Unity Day — Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Link together in schools, the community, and online, and send one very large orange message of support to students who have been bullied.
This special event is part of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month, and the key message is “Make it Orange, Make it End!”
Unity Day began in 2011 and is held on the second Wednesday in October. Last year, Ellen DeGeneres wore orange on her television program and talked about the importance of Unity Day as a way to show support and raise awareness.
This year, Anderson Cooper will do the same on his daytime show “Anderson Live,” and DeGeneres will tweet about Unity Day to her 13 million Twitter followers.
Won’t you join them in raising awareness and showing support on Unity Day?
What can you do on Unity Day?
It’s easy to offer support for those who have been bullied — just wear something orange.
Whether you choose orange socks or shoes, an orange necktie, or an orange t-shirt, you will be showing that you care.
Students can use orange markers to write “Unity” on their hands and binders, too.
Promote Unity Day online and in person
The more people who participate in Unity Day, the greater the impact will be.
There are many ways you can promote Wednesday both in school and online. Be sure to ‘attend and share the Unity Day Facebook Event with family and friends.
Print the informational flyer, bring it to school, and talk with your teacher, guidance counselor, or principal about how your school can participate. You might even suggest a class discussion to your teacher about the meaning of “unity.” Learn more at http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp
Use social media to share your Unity Day events, activities, photos
Students across the country are holding events on Unity Day, and it is important to share what you are doing with others. Use Facebook and Twitter to tell everyone about your Unity Day activities at school, in the community, and online. Be sure to post your pictures on the Unity Day Facebook page and update your status to “Unity Day — Wednesday, Oct. 10.” Together we can “Make it Orange, Make it End!”
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