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World Day of Bullying Prevention® #BeKind #BlueUp #BlueShirtDay


On October 7th 2024
Join us for the kickoff of
the 18th Annual
World Day of Bullying Prevention®

ORDER your 2024 Limited
Edition Blue Shirt HERE!

Let’s #BeKind and #BlueUp together
on #BlueShirtDay and
through all of October 2024!

Kindness is the quality or state of being kind. It is so important. The last few years we have endured such hate. We must get back to kindness. Give KINDNESS because you can. Do not judge. Learn other cultures because if you don’t you will never know what wonderful people can be in your life. Be RESPECTFUL to all people. Why? Because the world needs more people who are. And there is no one better to do this than ALL OF US!!

If you do not have your official blue shirt,
please join us by wearing your own blue shirt!
We want to see a sea of blue!

The first Monday of every October is World Day of Bullying Prevention®!

On the first day of October and throughout the whole month, students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying. Wear your blue shirt on the first Monday of October and throughout the entire month be sure to practice bullying prevention during World Bullying Prevention Month™.

Join us in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying! Make World Day of Bullying Prevention® the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world! Whether you order a STOMP Out Bullying "Limited Edition" Blue Shirt or wear your own blue shirt, you’ll be using your voice and sending a message that this is the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world. End the Hate... Change the Culture!

REGISTER EARLY! Have your school participate by having the entire school -- students and faculty -- #BlueUp and wear a Blue Shirt!

Please join us and the thousands of schools across the country and beyond who are participating in this world wide event. We want to see every student and every school in a SEA OF BLUE across the country and throughout the world!

School Administrators and Faculty Members, REGISTER your School!

If you want your school to participate all you need to do is REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL and we'll add your school name to our WORLD Day of BULLYING PREVENTION supporter list on our website.

The first Monday of October is World Day of Bullying Prevention®

On the first Monday of October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing World Day of Bullying Prevention™. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.


October 2024 #BlueUp

This is your chance to make bullying prevention heard around the world!
You can begin to change the culture by putting an end to Bullying and Cyberbullying!

The Week of October 7th:
Make friends with someone you don’t know at school

If you've ever been isolated from others at school or you were new at school and it took time to make friends, you know what it feels like to be left out. Or even if you were never isolated, imagine how it would feel.

Make friends with someone at school who you don't know. You probably wish someone had done that for you.

Be a leader. Take action and don't let anyone at school be in isolation.

Challenge Others To Be Kind
Make kindness go viral with an act of kindness and challenge friends and classmates to pay it forward with their acts of kindness. Make a video of everyone doing acts of kindness and submit it. We'll add it to our website.

October 11th is National Coming Out Day

Celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ+ questioning or as an ally.

The Week of October 14th:
STAND UP for Others Week

When you see someone being bullied, be brave and STAND UP for them. Bullies have been known to back off when others stand up for victims.

If you don't feel safe get the help of an adult immediately. Be part of the solution -- not the problem!

It's a time to see everyone's differences and celebrate their similarities: Whether students are LGBTQ+, African American, Asian, Muslim, AAPI,of Tribal descent or disabled ...make friends.

Students can participate by

  • Creating positive messages on post-its and handing them out to students at school
  • Hold a "kindness" dance at school
  • Creating anti-bullying videos and sharing them on the STOMP Out Bullying site
  • Create a kindness dance flash mob at school or in your community. Make a video of it and send it to us. We'll share it on our web site.

The Week of October 21st:
Week of Inclusion

  • Don't let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria or on a school field trip. Make it the week of #NOONEEATSALONE
  • Include other students in school activities
  • Include other students in after school activities
  • Invite someone you don't now that well to sit next to you on the bus. Learn about each other.
  • At one point or another each of us has felt insecure, or stressed out, or alone. It is important to remind our friends and classmates that we are all in it together and we are there to listen and support each other. Use the hashtag #HereForYou on social media to let your classmates know that they have your support and a person to reach out to if they ever need to talk.

The Week of October 28th:
Start the Week With Conversations Amongst Your Peers

  • Meet with fellow students and discuss how you can Change The Culture at your school.
  • Use our Student Participation Toolkit to begin conversations on how your school can be judgement and bully free.
  • Hold a discussion in your classroom where you allow students to openly speak and discuss their experiences with bullying and cyberbullying, and how these experiences have effected them and how they dealt with these moments.

This is your month to take leadership at your school and carry it through all-year-round!

We look forward to hearing about your student led activities during National Bullying Prevention Awareness month.

The more awareness that is created during the month of October -- and all year round, you are one step closer to putting an end to bullying!

ABOUT World Day of Bullying Prevention®

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. On the first Monday of October we kick off the month with World Day of Bullying Prevention® by wearing a blue shirt on the first Monday and all throughout the month.

To signify its importance, STOMP Out Bullying™ created WORLD DAY of BULLYING PREVENTION® which is observed on the 1st Monday of every October.

On the first day of October, students and adults alike are encouraged to #BeKind #BlueUp by wearing our blue shirt or their own to make that the month that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

We chose blue because in many diverse cultures blue brings peace. The color conveys importance and confidence. For 16 years, this campaign has been so successful that it has gone global.

Each year we are so proud of the youth, schools, and others who support our work to Make Bullying History. Please join us in wearing blue to STOMP Out Bullying worldwide.

Feel free to use our "Online Student Participation Toolkit" at school

Read Our Online Student Participation Toolkit

Show your support for World Day of Bullying Prevention®!

#BeKind and #BlueUp. Tell everyone you know to wear a BLUE Shirt on that day and throughout the Month of October.

Let’s put an end to racism, hatred, homophobia, digital abuse, bullying and cyberbullying in schools, communities and on your social media pages. STOMP Out Bullying everywhere!

Here are more promotion ideas for you, your school and your community:

Wear Your Blue Shirt!
#BeKind #BlueUp even further by wearing a blue hat, blue shoe laces, blue tie, blue sneakers ... etc. You could even dress your pets in blue!

Don't forget your blue nail polish to paint your pinkies blue!
Remind your friends and family to share posts and re-tweet posts to #BeKind, #BlueUp, and #STOMPOutBullying
Hang a banner with the phrase "World Day of Bullying Prevention ™" and have everyone sign it.
Have your school download and print a "World Day of Bullying Prevention™ Poster "(coming soon!) for your school
Hold events
Tell the Media about your "World Day of Bullying Prevention™" activities

And Online ...

Add #BeKind and #BlueUp to your World Day of Bullying Prevention® posts and shares on October 2nd and to your World Day of Bullying Prevention Posts and Shares all month long.

World Day of Bullying Prevention® is an initiative of
STOMP Out Bullying®


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Please use our official legally registered and trademarked campaign name ONLY as indicated below:
"World Day of Bullying Prevention® An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying®"
Please Note: The day is not "STOMP Out Bullying Day®".

STOMP Out Bullying® is copyrighted and trademarked, as well as its signature program World Day of Bullying Prevention® and its limited design t-shirt. These names and/or artwork and t-shirt designs cannot be reproduced by any other parties.

The World Day of Bullying Prevention® is an initiative of STOMP Out Bullying® and is copyrighted and trademarked to STOMP Out Bullying®. Blue Shirt Day® and/or World Day of Bullying Prevention® cannot be reproduced by any other parties, nor can the name or the designs of our t-shirts be reproduced.