The End of Bullying Begins with Me is the message to remember during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month in October. It’s a time when communities unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. PACER created the campaign in 2006 with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort to encourage everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources to use year-round, but especially during October, to inspire, educate, and inform. CEC continues to partner with PACER Center on this important issue.
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? On Wednesday, Oct. 22 plan to “Make it ORANGE and Make it End!” If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities, wear orange on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone comes together – in schools, communities, and online – to send a large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity.
Here are some creative ways to get involved in Unity Day provided by PACER:
- Unity Day Posters: Order a giant 24 X 36 UNITY poster to display in your school, home, or community. Learn More
- Unity Day T-shirts: CustomInk is holding its 4th annual “Be Good to Each Other” bullying prevention campaign, which encourages students, groups and others to take a stand for kindness and tolerance by designing and wearing custom bullying prevention T-shirts. PACER’s official 2014 Unity Day shirts are available for just $12 at CustomInk.com/stopbullying which is once again donating 100 percent of campaign profits (at least $9 per shirt!) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
- Unity Day on Facebook: “Attend” and “Share” the Unity Day Facebook Event with family and friends.
- Unity Day Activity Book: Hold a classroom unity discussion and define the word "unity." One idea is to reflect on the statement, “When we stand together, no one stands alone.” For more ideas, download the four-page guide to celebrating Unity Day with young students, and the accompanying worksheet.
Check out the many events and activities, and make plans to join the movement and take action where you live! Find out more here!