Bullying in schools does not need to be tolerated and the Day of Silence was established in 1996 to highlight the impact of this on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) students.
This annual event is for school, college and university students to go against their natural instincts to be noisy and take a vow of silence for the day. It is a serious issue though, with its aim being to bring attention to the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students. Hopefully this will assist in bringing it a stop to it to create safer places of education for them to study.
Those looking to get involved can visit the Day of Silence website for ideas about organizing an event in their school or college. They should remember to discuss this with teachers ahead of time to get agreement to the silence commencing.