Last week I posted about anti-bullying legislation. This week I’m posting about anti-bullying activism. Today is a Day of Silence. A day when students across the country will exercise their right to free speech and remain silent in objection to bullying.
“The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.” — DayofSilence.org
Students from middle school to college will hold their tongue in an effort to hold the line against verbal abuse in school.
“Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” — DayofSilence.org
The princesses encourage you to discuss bullying with your children and friends and help them understand the long-term damage it can cause to individuals and families. If your children are mature enough, you may want to take them to see Bully. Just be prepared to talk with them about the film and help them process the stories shared in that narrative.
We also ask that you share your stories of bullying in the comments. Were you ever bullied by a peer or by an adult? Please share your story!