Blue Shirt Day: October 7 is World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Day of Bullying Prevention takes place on the first Monday of October each year as the official kickoff to National Bullying Prevention Month.
Students, School administrators, faculty members, business people and community members wear blue shirts to highlight bullying prevention, and in solidarity with those who experience bullying in all its forms, such as cyberbullying, cruelty, racism, and homophobia.
The color blue was chosen because in many cultures it is seen as bringing calmness and peace, as well as importance and confidence.
Origins of the World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Day of Bullying Prevention™ An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ was started in 2005 to recognize a critical need to address the issue of bullying and cyberbullying. Today, STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens in the U.S.
Bullying At Work
STOMP Out Bullying™ is dedicated to changing the culture for students but we can easily spread their mission to the workplace and strive to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, while working to prevent homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deter violence.
Think about the behaviors you engage in at work and the light-hearted teasing or banter you do with your co-workers. Is it possible that what you see as harmless is in fact being perceived as a damaging and malicious act?