Unite Against Bullying

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10.25.17 is UNITY DAY. 

WHAT IS UNITY DAY? 

It is a day to stand together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. 

By wearing orange on this day, you come together and send one large message of support, hope, and unity to show that you stand with us. 

WHY ORANGE? 

ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. 

At Jonas Paul Eyewear, we wear orange.

We wear orange because children are still being bullied about wearing glasses.

We wear orange because we stand united.

We wear orange because many children who wear our glasses have a disability.

We wear orange to let children know they are not alone. 

FACTS: 

One of every 5 school-aged children reports being bullied.

Over 50% of students do not report being bullied

Children with disabilities are 3x more like to be bullied than their nondisabled peers

Students who experience bullying are more likely to experience poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety or depression. 

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Articles Every Parent Should Read: 

"Being bullied can have traumatic consequences for a child, leading to poor school performance, low self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression." -  Parents advisor David Fassler, M.D.
 
Steps to Identifying a Bully: Parents.com has a great article. 
How to Help When Your Kid is Bullied: Empowering Parents
Why do some kids turn to bullying? Read on Why and How to Stop.
Always Promote Kindness amongst your children. 
An Open Letter to Kids bullying their daughter. 
Great articles on special needs and bullying: Friendship Circle

 

Want to learn more? 

Visit PACER for more information on Unity Day and how you can help. 

 

Wear orange: Make a statement. 

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