We want young people all over the world to stand with us against bullying.
International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a special bi-annual event in which people across the world who have signed a special “pledge shirt” join together in wearing them to:
1) Send a loud, non-confrontational message of resistance to bullies
2) Identify themselves to victims as a source of support willing to help
3) Draw attention to the effects of bullying, and stimulate passive bystanders into action
The stand is taken globally; with pledge shirts and services being made available to schools and workplaces in 25 different countries. All registration takes place online.
Each participant must pledge themselves and their community members by signing their name to the back of a special pledge shirt. Participants are then notified before each STAND to make sure they wear it throughout the day during each event. Shirts can be ordered at any time and are the same for each event.
The next International STAND UP to Bullying Day is scheduled to take place Friday, November 18th, 2011 although plans are in action to make STAND UP Day a monthly event!
To date, more than 2200 schools, workplaces and organizations representing more than a million people have taken the STAND. Although the movement has been primarily North American based, it's quickly spreading across the globe and is expected to continue gaining momentum.