Bully Free Starts With Me: Celebrate Unity Day, October 14

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In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying invites the public to participate in Unity Day on Friday, October 14.  On that day, Alexandrians of all ages are asked to wear green to show their support for a Bully-Free Alexandria.  Social media users are also encouraged to hashtag posts and photos with #Green4BullyFree .

During October, National Bullying Prevention Month, Alexandria is hosting a series of activities to raise awareness about how to identify, respond to, and prevent bullying. The month’s activities include sports days, family nights, school and recreation activities, a youth poster contest, and more.  Participants at each activity will have the opportunity to pledge their support and receive information and resources on how they can help reduce bullying.  For more information on National Bullying Prevention Month, and a calendar of events, visit www.alexandriava.gov/EndBullying.

The Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying was started in the summer of 2014 by then-Mayor William D. Euille. Over the last two years, city agencies, school system, community organizations, youth leaders and community residents have worked together to increase the awareness of the negative effects of bullying and to prevent bullying among Alexandria’s youth. 

For more information on the Mayor’s Campaign to End Bullying, contact mac.slover@alexandriava.gov or visit www.alexandriava.gov/EndBullying or http://www.acps.k12.va.us/student-services/bullying/.