In an attempt to bring awareness to a serious social issue facing our children, Center Broadcasting Company is participating in National Bullying Prevention Month. Beginning today, we’ll be airing a series of public service announcements in hopes of making parents and the public more aware of the problem and how to best prevent bullying. More than 160-thousand U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied; and bullying directly affects a student’s ability to learn. Students who are bullied find it difficult to concentrate, show a decline in grades and lose self esteem, self-confidence and self-worth. During National Bullying Prevention Month, please remember these key messages; unite communities; raise awareness; educate others and inspire action. Wednesday, Oct. 10 is called Unity Day. We're asking you to join us and wear orange shirts or orange ribbons to promote awareness of bullying and strategies to avoid it. Let people know if children are being bullied, they're not alone. Unite and be a champion against bullying.