National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign that’s observed in October of every year, and . . .

Unity Day is the rallying point of that month.

Communities unite nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.

Unity Day will be celebrated on Wednesday,
October 23, 2019.

Unity Day is typically held every year on either the third or fourth Wednesday of National Bullying Prevention Month in October. However, if the date chosen for Unity Day does not work for your school or community, you’re encouraged to choose another day during National Bullying Prevention Month that works for you.

Make it ORANGE and make it end!

Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support.

WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no child should ever experience bullying.

UNITY

Photo by Matthias Zomer

To participate in Unity Day, individuajhls, schools, communities, and stakeholders wear or display orange to show support for students who have been bullied. 

ORANGE makes a vibrant statement.

It’s a conversation starter.

Orange glows with warmth and invitation.
Its energy stands out proudly and visibly in a crowd.

Wearing the color orange shows that you are willing to stand proud and support friends and fellow students who have been bullied.

Orange gives visibility to the cause.
Join the team for bullying prevention.

Why unity?

— Not accepting the bullying!

For years, our culture justified bullying with expressions such as,
“Bullying is a natural part of childhood”
“Some kids just deserve to be bullied,” or
“Bullying is a rite of passage.”

The goal of the day is to make a powerful nationwide message and bring everyone together to emphasize the message that bullying is not acceptable and that all students deserve to be safe in school, online, and in the community.

Poster image by PACER

One in five
school-age children
report being bullied
at school every year.

Think about someone you know and care about. 

Support others who have been hurt or harmed

Treat others with kindness

Be more accepting of people’s differences

Help include those who are left out

Make it your cause, join the movement

Poster image by PACER

Don’t let those who are bullied feel that no one cares!

Speak out, and act out by wearing orange, and making actions that show others that they are not alone.

Inspire hope, energy, and empowerment — speak and reach out to someone every day.

Raise grassroots participation! Encourage everyone to spread awareness at school, in their community, and on social media.

Start networking!
Ask others to get involved. Meet with politicians, businesses managers, and community leaders. Ask them to take action. Get them to help spread the word, locally and globally. Raise awareness and get them to think of their acts of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. 

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Photo by Markus Spiske

Hashtag #UnityDayXXXX
(customize with year, e.g., #UnityDay2019), and include your message about preventing bullying and promoting kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Beyond that, there are no limits to what you can do!

[Photo by Markus Spiske]

Kindness
Acceptance
Inclusion

Diversity — Peace — Friendship
Love — Kindness — Family
Togetherness — Smiling
Unity

[Photo by Sharon McCutcheon]