Did you know that 43 percent of kids and teens fear harassment in the school bathroom? Or that 53 percent of kids admit to saying something mean or hurtful to another person while online? More than one in three have done it more than once.
As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week -- running October 3rd to the 9th -- students are encouraged to wear blue shirts in a collective show of support on Monday, October 4th.
This is the second year for "Blue Shirt Day." In 2009, one of STOMP Out Bullying's teen ambassadors got her entire school to participate, leading the way for more schools to follow this year. New York City and San Diego's mayors, as well as South Carolina's governor, have all named October 4th "Blue Shirt Day" in their cities and states.
There will also be a Celebrity STOMP Out Bullying Auction at charitybuzz.com from October 1st to October 20th. Proceeds from this auction will benefit bullying prevention education and peer mentoring in schools.
Tell us, do you think wearing a blue shirt will be an effective way to end bullying?