Net Nanny’s Social Media Manger, Toni Schmidt, recently had a conversation with Julie Hertzog, Director, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on Unity Day and steps parents can take if they suspect bullying.
Why is Unity Day important?
Unity Day, held on the third Wednesday of October, is a time when everyone can come – in schools, communities, and online- and send one message of support, hope, and unity. The call to action is simple: wear and share the color orange. Orange provides a powerfully, visually compelling expression of solidarity. When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the unified message to kids to know that they are not alone, that bullying is not accepted in the community, and that there are individuals who believe ALL kids have the right to be safe at school, online and in the community.
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