has always been at the forefront of National Bullying Prevention Month. The organization created the campaign in 2006
with a one-week event which has now evolved into a month-long effort that encourages everyone to take an active role in the bullying prevention movement. PACER offers a variety of resources
to use during October—and throughout the year—to inspire, educate, and involve others to join the movement and prevent bullying.
This October, PACER wants the millions of students who use smartphones and tablet computers to access the Internet to know they can now visit mobile-friendly versions of PACER’s two popular websites for kids: PACERKidsAgainstBullying.org
. The two sites were redesigned and upgraded in time for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month to be more streamlined, intuitive, and easy to use. The websites offer interactive content that encourages kids to participate and engage, as well as plenty of opportunities for educators and other adults to reinforce the lessons and join in the fun.
PACER is also excited about other activities planned for October, including Unity Day
, which happens this year on Wednesday, October 22. Sponsored by PACER since 2011, Unity Day is everybody’s chance to show their true colors when it comes to bullying. According to PACER, Unity Day is “the day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online—and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity.” One way you can participate in Unity Day is to wear orange. It can be an orange t-shirt, tie, hat, wristband, socks, or even shoelaces. Check out PACER’s site for more great ideas about how to show your support on Unity Day
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