Today is National Bullying Prevention Month Unity Day. We’re asking you to join Center Broadcasting Company and wear orange shirts or orange ribbons to promote awareness of bullying and strategies to avoid it. We’re also 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. Here’s a few bullying prevention and awareness facts: Bullying affects witnesses as well as targets. Witnesses often report feeling unsafe, helpless, and afraid that they will be the next target. Also, bullying is a community side issue that must no longer be ignored or thought of as a rite of passage. Students, parents, and educators all have a role in addressing bullying situations and changing school culture.
During National Bullying Prevention Month, please remember these key messages; unite communities; raise awareness; educate others and inspire action. Unite and be a champion against bullying.