Bullying Prevention: The Unity Day Project

An animated video created by Medha describing Unity Day from a student perspective.

Unity Day – Wednesday, October 16, 2024


Unity day is about uniting together for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

The "Unity Day Project" Anti-Bullying Video was a language arts project that involved six different classes coming together as one. Students worked hard to create something special that hopefully might change the way that people treat one another.

Wear and share Orange to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all youth should be safe from bullying? 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 Day: Ways to Get Involved
  • Go orange on social media! Check out the collection of downloadable photos and content to share the message of Unity Day on social media.
  • Post your photos wearing orange to your social media and tag them #UNITYEVERYDAY
  • Send your photos to bullying411@PACER.org to be featured in the annual Facebook album.

“ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “Whether it’s hundreds of individuals at a school wearing ORANGE, store owners offering ORANGE products, or a community changing a landmark to ORANGE, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the supportive, universal message that bullying is never acceptable behavior.”

October is National Bullying Prevention Month - A month-long event to prevent childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

“More than one of every five school-aged children report being bullied,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors Unity Day and founded National Bullying Prevention Month in 2006. “By wearing and sharing ORANGE on Unity Day, we can send the unified message that we care about student’s physical and emotional health and that bullying will no longer be accepted in this society.”

This article was originally published at Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center.

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Terri Henry
For over 30 years, TheHopeLine has been helping students and young adults in crisis. Our team is made up of writers and mental health professionals who care deeply about helping others.
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