#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 www.day1campaign.com 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 www.Day1Campaign.com. #Day1 is sponsored by The Tyler Clementi Foundation.