GLAAD Spirit Day

GLAAD Spirit Day


Visit the #spiritday photo booth at Westfield Culver City and Westfield Topanga to take a photo pledge against bullying.

Use your purple pic as your profile in social media to spread the word. 
 

Details:
Westfield Culver City
Photo Booth open October 11-17 from 12pm – 6pm
Located in Center Court in front of Macy’s
Free and open to the public

Details:
Westfield Topanga
Photo Booth open October 11-13 from 12pm – 6pm
Located in the Canyon
Free and open to the public

Check out Spirit Facebook Page: Westfield Culver City, Westfield Topanga

 

On October 17th, millions of people will wear purple for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbin, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Join Westfield and GLAAD by showing your spirit on October 17th by 'going purple' on Facebook and Twitter using hastag #SpiritDay.

For more information, visit www.glaad.org/spiritday

 

 

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. .
 
11 facts about Bullying

  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

  • 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time.

  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.

  • 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.

  • 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.

  • Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.

  • 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.

  • 90 percent of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.

  • 1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.

  • Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.

www.kidlead.com
www.stopbullying.gov
www.uft.org/our-rights/brave

www.play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glaad.spirit.day&hl=en