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Blue Shirt Day: World Bullying Prevention Day
Blue Shirt Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Monday of October to raise awareness about bullying prevention. It is a day for students, schools, and communities to come together and show their support for a bully-free world.
Why is Blue Shirt Day important?
Bullying is a serious problem that can have a devastating impact on children’s lives. It can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and even suicide. Blue Shirt Day is an important opportunity to stand up against bullying and show support for those who have been affected by it.
Tips for Planning:
- Talk to students about bullying and how to prevent it (check out my anti-bullying lesson here).
- Encourage your student organizations to help plan your Blue Shirt Day. The more students who are organizing the event, the more students who will participate.
- Ask your theatre department to create a fun skit related to bullying prevention.
- Ask your art department to create posters with anti-bullying messages to post around your school or community.
- Ask your student council to do a fund raiser and donate to a bullying prevention organization.
- Ask your yearbook department to take a creative group photo of everyone wearing blue.
- Create a competition between grade levels for who can wear the most blue.
- Check out the Stomp Out Bullying Website for more information on this year’s theme/slogan. Be sure to register your school on their website as well.
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By participating in Blue Shirt Day, you can help to create a bully-free world for all children.