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The Day 1 Campaign Focuses on Ending Bullying by Preventing Bullying

Grade Level Grades K-12


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#Day1 is a project of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, which was formed in 2010 after Tyler Clementi died by suicide after being cyberbullied at Rutgers University. Visit and download this free, research-based script.

More than 3.2 million students identify as a victim of bullying each year. While a travesty in itself, that number doesn’t even begin to address the individuals (children and adults) who experience harassment outside of educational institutions – in the workplace, on a team, or in a fraternity or sorority. Bullying, harassment and humiliation leave physical and emotional scars – sometimes for life. Bullying can also be a factor in truancy, substance abuse and suicide. We shouldn’t wait another day to make a change. On #Day1, teachers, managers, coaches and youth should take matters into their own hands.

Mission: Driven by best practices, #Day1 works to prevent bullying, harassment and humiliation in schools, workplaces and athletic programs, before it begins. 

#Day1 is a new national anti-bullying campaign that is free, simple and effective. The campaign empowers teachers, managers, coaches and other leaders to prevent bullying before it begins by promoting a no-nonsense message on Day 1 of orientation. #Day1 consists of a Declaration and Pledge that you download from #Day1 is sponsored by The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

The Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF), guided by the life and story of Tyler Clementi, works to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. We promote safe, inclusive and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies.


March 01, 2016