Unity Day

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In recognition of October as National Bully Prevention Month, students and staff at North Babylon High School and Robert Moses Middle School celebrated Unity Day by wearing orange. “We hope Unity Day will raise awareness among students that bullying is an issue and not something they should be afraid to talk about,” said school social worker Paul Lundquist.

In addition to wearing orange, students were encouraged to sign an anti-bullying pledge, and homeroom teachers spent time discussing what bullying is and what students can do if they witness bullying in action. Teachers also provided examples of bullying, including physical, verbal and cyber. Students were given orange ribbons to tie on their backpacks and lockers, with additional ribbons to be tied around the outside of the building later in the month.

Unity Day is a national movement sponsored by PACER. According to the website, Unity Day exists to “show those being bullied that they are not alone, that you care, and [to] lead the movement against bullying.”